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We've included some helpful articles on areas in criminal and traffic law, including drink driving and drug driving information, what to expect in police interviews, bail applications and more. 

Please note: The material in these articles is for informational use only and should not be construed as legal advice. For answers to your questions regarding this or other topics, please contact Andrew Williams Law Offices.


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…

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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.

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Legal Aid

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.

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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,…

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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.

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Jason M

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Pamela J

Had Andrew defend a reckless driving charge. He gave good solid advice throughout the process and defended me well at the trial. His costs were affordable and he was a great guy in general. The most important thing is we were able to have the charges dismissed via a not guilty verdict. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Joly M

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Ryan B
Ryan B

After making several calls to various law firms, I came across Andrew Williams who was quick to respond providing knowledgeable, honest and friendly legal advice. At all times I felt confident in Andrew's ability to defend the charges. The case went to trial with an outcome of not guilty. I was awarded full legal costs. Could not be happier.

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Matt K
Matt K

Andrew was fantastic to deal with. His courtroom demeanor and skills were apparent. He was always able to assist with a complex matter across nearly 3 years in rural WA. Would highly recommend his services.

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Wesley H
Wesley H

Of my limited experiences in the judicial system, I can’t rate Andrew Williams highly enough. He was fantastic on my day in court and was very straight up during my consultations. He is such an awesome person, and the best professional criminal lawyer I have ever encounter. Need help call Andrew.

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Aaron J

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Danni H

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In the court room I felt at ease knowing andrew was representing me.

I would highly reccomend andrew for everyone no matter how big or small the case is!

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Harry

I was charged with the offence of aggravated common assault. I engaged Andrew Williams to act for me.

From the first time I met Andrew I knew that I was in the right hands. His level of professionalism both in and out of the court room was very impressive. Following a two day trial in the Perth Magistrates Court, I was found not guilty.

Andrew Williams assisted me through a very stressful peri...

Kyran H

Thanks a lot for handling my case and getting the pleasant outcome. Since the first time I talked to you I have known that my case was in a capable hands. I am impressed by your knowledge and confidence which gave me confidence. Cheers.

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Joe Y

Thank you so much Andrew for grooming me and going over the process over and again. It was a traumatic time for me and you kept me focused. I really appreciate your guidance and we came out with the best result.

I wouldn't of been able to hold up as I did if not for your valued support.

Sincerely, Kyley.

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Kyley S

Andrew was very approachable, knowledgeable, professional and focused on the best outcome. I would always recommend him.

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Kieran C

My personal experience with Andrew Williams was a pleasant one from day one. In the midst of a police raid and the inability to find legal representation I considered myself done for when Andrew took the time to call me back after I contacted his office (during which time he was in trial). Upon soliciting some legal advice, Andrew was straight with me and I made an appointment with him in which he clearly explaine...

Franciosco R

My wife and I were so glad that we chose Andrew Williams to handle our sons Reckless Driving charge. What a relief to know we have people like him around to help.

Besides a failure to indicate and cutting the corner of a very sharp S bend in the road all other allegations by Police were not substantiated. After using a previous Law firm that basically told us that it was the 2 Police Office...

George M

I have nothing but good things to say about Andrew and his law services. He helped me more than I could possibly ask for during a difficult time facing the court. He was very efficient and precise and always happy to help and answer questions even last minute and after hours.

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Trent W

I trusted that Andrew was the person to defend my case in our initial contact on the phone. He was very confident in his approach, from the first point of contact to the court room. I believe this must be from years of experience. Another added bonus for Andrew is that he is very honest and fair. He tells you like it is in the book of law and does not appear manipulative. His communicat...

Abraham A

Unhappy with my then representation, I went searching for a new criminal lawyer. Andrew responded quickly and professionally to my enquiry. It was quickly apparent during the first meeting that Andrew was knowledgeable, honest and was committed to getting us the best possible outcome. Andrew looked at all avenues available to me in a Magistrates Court matter. He negotiated on my behalf with the pros...

Timothy R

After being charged with Common Assault of a minor I made a sensible decision not to use the local Kununurra law firm. I engaged Andrew Williams to assist me with resolving this matter (to the point of me being awarded costs). Despite being 4000km away I never had any issues with Andrew's commitment to my case. He promptly returned all calls and demanded I do likewise when important information needed to be e...

David C

Andrew Williams is a criminal laywer of much dedication I will never have the words of gratitude and admiration for his honesty and integrity I would highly recommend him to anyone who may require his services in the future

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Helen M

I just wanted to take my time to explain my experience with Andrew Williams. I had an incident that could have really affected my future. As anyone does I called around all the lawyers in Perth and just not any lawyer but the ones who are highly respected amongst other lawyers and get the results. I have a friend who works in the industry and she recommended Andrew. She said she always sees Andrew in the paper with amazing outcomes to cases th...

Phillip C

Very happy with my representation and fair fees by Andrew, I highly recommend him.

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Damian A

I found dealing with Andrew Williams Law Firms to be quite pleasant and professional. I have nothing but utmost regard for this firm and would recommend anyone who needs a good criminal lawyer.

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