Criminal law and Criminal Lawyers in Australia

Criminal law and Criminal Lawyers in Australia

Crime law differs from civil law because it is concerned with punishing those who commit crimes. In contrast to a civil case where two people debate their rights, a criminal prosecution involves the government deciding whether to punish a person for either their actions or their omissions.


The state punishes certain acts in criminal law based on statutes and common law rules. There are criminal laws in each of Australia’s states and territories. Some Australian jurisdictions regulate part of the criminal law by stipulations. There are three basic types of criminal offences: infractions, misdemeanours, and felonies.

With the help of the criminal justice system, criminal law identifies, acknowledges, punishes, and educates the greater community and future criminals about the consequences of their actions. The courts, district and supreme courts, and defending charges are all considered part of Australia’s criminal law. Criminal Lawyers help in  all aspects of criminal laws.

Bail applications for criminals

The term bail refers to leaving jail without punishment for the charges against you. A bail granted individual must always appear in court on the next court date. A court can grant you bail if the police refuse to release you.

Our experienced criminal lawyers expertly help you to file bail applications.

Certain Commonwealth offences may require bail.

A Commonwealth offence violates any law made by or under the federal government’s authority. Among the topics covered by these laws are frauds against social security, Medicare, and tax; people-smuggling and trafficking (including the slave trade and sexual slavery issues); drug importation; money-laundering; and offences against corporate law.


Investigating some of these crimes is the responsibility of law enforcement, while investigation of others is the responsibility of an authorized body within a Commonwealth government department.


Commonwealth bail legislation

An individual charged with a federal indictable offence must be tried in the state where the crime occurred under section 80 of the Australian Constitution. The bail procedure of the state where the crime was committed applies to a bail application for Commonwealth offences under Section 68 of the Judiciary Act 1903.

Our criminal lawyers have all kind of bail legislation experience, so if you consult with our criminal lawyers you will surely get all necessary help.

Australia’s appeals system for criminal law

A person (usually a party to a legal case) may appeal to a higher authority to have the matter reviewed. The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia appealed to the judge’s decision.


If your conviction is unsafe, we can examine several factors: Poor representation at the trial; mistakes or misconduct on the trial judge; juror irregularities; bias; inconsistent verdicts; and disclosure issues. We often appeal based on new evidence.


What type of appeal is right for you?

There are three ways to appeal:

  • A severity appeal challenges the severity of a sentence.
  • A conviction appeal is an appeal against a guilty verdict granted by a jury or judge.
  • The appeal of all grounds is when you appeal both the severity of the sentence and the conviction itself.

The Supreme Court and District handle Which types of criminal cases?

District courts handle indictable criminal offences. Armed robbery is example.

The Supreme Court handles murder and severe drug cases.

Our experienced criminal lawyers are aware of both courts. So you can consult their cooperation for any court.

How do District Courts and Supreme Courts differ?

It is usually the highest court of last resort, often called the Supreme Court. Several states have intermediate courts as well. The court of the trial is at the bottom of the appeals courts. The problem court is also known as a Circuit or District Court.


Where do I go when I need to go to the District Court or Supreme Court?

You should keep the paperwork you receive from your lawyer, police, or magistrate. In this paperwork, you will find out which court you need to appear in.


The defence of charges

Someone charged with a crime uses defence to justify their actions. There are two types of securities,

  • complete and
  • partial

To be found guilty of a crime, the prosecution must prove each of the essential elements of the crime. The trial will not prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt if a defence removes one of these elements, in addition to those enacted into law. As defined in the Crimes Act 1900, certain offences have certain defences applicable to them, such as the defence of lawful correction when charged with assaulting a child.


In NSW, there is an array of defences to criminal charges, including self-defence, duress, necessity, and automatism.

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