Criminal Lawyer Central Coast
At Spencer Lawyers, we take pride in our commitment to help those in need of assistance facing the often scary and complex aspects of any criminal law offence.
Whether you are going to court for charges relating to assault, drug possession, supply or importation, fraud, sexual harassment or crimes such as murder, we at Spencer Lawyers are committed to helping you and we will fight the good fight to have your charges let go or reduced.
What does a criminal lawyer do?
Criminal lawyers perform many duties on behalf of the accused and do so without prejudice and with their interests in mind. Everything we do is to ensure that your legal rights are upheld and you receive fair treatment in accordance with law conduct.
Criminal law is a broad sector and encompasses many roles, including Criminal Defence, Criminal Duty, and Criminal Prosecution.
Legally charged assault is divided into two categories; common assault and sexually related assault.
Committing a common assault is a serious offence that faces a maximum of up to 2 years’ imprisonment in NSW under Section 61I of the Crimes Act 1900, while sexual assault can have larger legal ramifications.
Sexual assault and harassment are outlined under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.
Legally charged drug offences on the Central Coast can range from possession of a small personal supply to possession of a large commercially distributed supply. Drugs that are prohibited in NSW are listed in Schedule 3 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act.
Offences of prohibited drug possession carry different legal ramifications than those of supplying prohibited drugs. In NSW, the result of supplying prohibited drugs can carry sentences of up to life imprisonment.
NSW legislation classifies a firearm as a ‘gun or other weapon that is… capable of propelling a projectile by means of an explosive’.
The legal possession of a weapons permit is outlined in the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998, and owning a firearm without regulated authorisation can result in a sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment.
Dangerous use of a firearm is classified as a separate offence and carries an alternative legal consequence.
Robbery, or stealing, offences in NSW include theft, larceny, extortion, embezzling, breaking and entering, and fraud crimes. Robbery is defined under section 94 of the Crimes Act 1900 NSW, which classifies the charge as ‘whomever robs or assaults with intent or steals valuables from someone else’. These offences carry a potential sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment.
An armed robbery is classified under section 97 (1) of the Crimes Act 1900 NSW and describes someone who is armed with an offensive weapon or instrument and uses threatening force to steal or take something from someone else.
Breaking and entering offences occur when someone enters a premise with intent to steal or rob, and these are considered aggravated offences if there is more than one person, or a weapon, involved.
Section 112 of the Crimes Act 1900 NSW states that a breaking and entering charge carries a potential sentence of up to 14 years’ imprisonment, whereas an aggravated breaking and entering charge has an extended sentence of up to 20 years’ imprisonment.
Fraud is defined by section 192E of the Crimes Act 1900 NSW that states that a person who dishonestly obtains property of another or causes financial disadvantage or disadvantage is liable for up to ten years’ imprisonment.
If the police are unable to prove fraud, they may press larceny charges on the accused.
Criminal prosecutors will ensure that the right person is reprimanded and deliver justice. They will:
Criminal Duty solicitors represent those who do not have access to a solicitor and who are suspected or accused of any crime. This service is free and prevents disadvantaged people from being denied legal aid or equal access to justice. They:
Criminal Defence Lawyers help those suspected or charged with a crime. Their job includes:
The benefits of hiring a criminal law specialist
There are several benefits to hiring a criminal law specialist to deal with your case, irrespective of whether you are suspected or accused.
A criminal law specialist will ensure that costs relating to fees, fines, and time out of work for the accused are negotiated appropriately which offsets the costs of hiring one.
Similarly, we can ensure that criminal restitution is rewarded according to the value of goods stolen from a victim.
Expert knowledge and experience
Spencer Lawyers is founded on 30+ years of experience in the field of law. We understand charges, what they could mean for you, and can identify any loopholes which can go amiss.
Our experience will ensure that you present a solid case and that all bases are covered. We have valuable connections and know who to liaise with to detract necessary information for your case.
Criminal law specialists understand the toll that convictions can take on an individual. You can talk about all aspects of the case, including information undisclosed to family members, and trust us to handle proceedings.
Remember, criminal law specialists, are morally bound to defend you. Your interests come first, regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty. We will do our best to provide you with the support you need and limit your hardships.
Keep proceedings moving
You don’t want to spend time incarcerated any more than you have to. Criminal law specialists have a whole team behind them to ensure that your case receives adequate attention and proceedings are ongoing.
Based in Gosford, NSW, we are readily available to provide legal services in the Greater Sydney area as well as the Central Coast. With a professional team and more than 12 years of experience as a firm, we will prioritise your legal needs and fight to preserve your rights in criminal matters.
Our criminal lawyers have defended a vast amount of clients with empathy and professionalism to assist them in obtaining positive results. Here at Spencer Lawyers, we are committed to helping you achieve the best outcome in your criminal case. We are available to contact Monday to Friday during business hours, and through our online booking form outside business hours.