We've included some helpful articles and advice on areas in criminal and traffic law, including drink and drug driving information, what to expect in police interviews, bail and more.
WA's Drug Crisis: Tough Sentencing Laws Not Working
The extent of WA’s drug crisis is most evident in our criminal justice system with a staggering increase in drug related offences in recent years. If someone you know is facing criminal charges involving prohibited drugs contact the Law Office of Andrew Williams for advice and representation.
Criminal Offences Relating to Communication Technology
Cyber crime has been operating on a significant scale and has become an increasingly important issue for the global community. If you are being investigated, it’s in your best interests to attain prompt legal advice from an experienced criminal lawyer.
Preparing A Bail Application
This article provides an overview of what information and documentation are required by a criminal lawyer to assist in presenting a well-prepared bail application to the court in a timely manner.
Mandatory Sentencing Laws In Western Australia
Parliaments across Australia continue to introduce new mandatory sentencing laws. Find out what mandatory sentencing is, which offences now carry a mandatory sentence in Western Australia and some of the problems surrounding mandatory sentencing laws.
To Plead Guilty Or Not Guilty: Things You Should Know
If you are charged with a criminal offence the most important issue that you will discuss with your lawyer is whether you will plead guilty or not guilty to the charge. Your lawyer can request the evidence from the police and ultimately make an assessment about the strength of the prosecution case against you.
Criminal Trials Before A Judge Alone: Is It Possible?
Most criminal trials in the District Court or Supreme Court involve a jury. However, there are circumstances where it is possible to have a trial conducted before a judge alone. In these cases the judge decides whether the accused is guilty or not guilty.
Charged With Assault? Get A Criminal Lawyer
People charged with assault occasionally plead guilty without first seeking professional advice from a criminal lawyer. But all too often people enter a guilty plea to their charge of assault without realising that they would have had a lawful defence to their charge. Unfortunately, once the plea of guilty is entered and the sentencing proceeds, the guilty plea…
The Importance of Having a Criminal Lawyer
Whether you decide to plead guilty or not guilty to criminal charges getting legal advice and representation from an experienced criminal lawyer can change the outcome of your case. Here are 8 very good reasons why you need an expert criminal lawyer.
Andrew Williams is a member of the panel of practitioners for Legal Aid WA and frequently provides criminal law advice and representation to applicants on a grant of legal aid.
Five Reasons To Choose The Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices
If you are facing criminal charges you need to engage an experienced criminal lawyer. You will need also to place significant trust in the lawyer that you choose to properly defend your rights, protect your reputation, and ensure your voice is heard. The Andrew Williams Criminal Law Offices has extensive experience and a depth of knowledge of criminal law matters.…
How a Criminal Trial Can Impact Your Reputation
Andrew Williams is a senior Perth criminal lawyer who has extensive experience in providing quality legal advice in criminal law matters and representing people at bail, sentencing and trial hearings in both the summary courts and the superior criminal law courts throughout WA.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence then, irrespective of the outcome,…
The Difference Between A Solicitor & Barrister
Andrew Williams criminal lawyers strive to attain a good relationship with their clients in order to build communication, respect and a solid understanding of the client’s case. Andrew Williams runs an amalgamated practice and acts as both a Barrister and a Solicitor in Perth. However, the question is frequently asked by the client “what is the difference between…
Three Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Lawyer
Facing criminal charges can be a stressful and frightening experience. Your reputation, your livelihood, even your liberty may be at stake. The importance of engaging an experienced specialist criminal lawyer to represent you cannot be undermined. When your liberty is at risk the consequences of engaging the wrong lawyer to represent you will go well beyond disappointment,…
Advice From A Perth Drug Charge Defence Lawyer
Drugs charges can include possession, sell, supply, trafficking, and cultivating prohibited drugs. The seriousness of the charge will depend on the type and quantity of the drug. The greater the weight of the prohibited drug the more serious the offence becomes.
Qualities For A Criminal Defence Lawyer
If you are facing criminal charges the importance of engaging the right criminal lawyer to defend your case cannot be understated. Facing a criminal charge is a frightening experience and engaging an inexperienced or incompetent lawyer to represent you can only add stress to an already emotionally charged situation. The following paragraphs provide some guidance…
First Appointment With A Criminal Lawyer
If you are charged with a criminal offence you might make the sensible decision to make an appointment to see an experienced criminal lawyer. Engaging the services of a criminal lawyer will help ensure that your rights and interests are being looked after in the best possible way while your charge/s proceeds through the court system.
A Criminal Lawyer’s Overview Of Police Interviews
A necessary component of a police investigation into an alleged offence, and the decision of whether to charge a suspect, often involves the police conducting a video record of interview with the suspect. It’s important to understand what your rights are before attending a police station for an interview. This article aims to provide an overview of your rights,…
FAQs: District & Supreme Criminal Law Courts & Jury Empanelment
Appearing in the district or supreme court for the first time in a criminal law matter can be quite nerve wrecking, even if it’s just as part of the Jury. We put together some answers to a few of the questions we often get asked about going to trial for a criminal matter and the Jury empanelment process.