Sometimes even ordinary, law-abiding people or their children find themselves in trouble with the law.
It could be something as simple as exceeding the speed limit, or failing to submit a tax return, or your teenage child may commit a stupid, impulsive act of shop-lifting.
Very frequently alcohol is an element in such offending, but sometimes not. The fact is, people make errors of judgement.
For people not familiar with the processes of the criminal law, dealing with police and attending court to answer charges is stressful and intimidating. You could face a real prospect of imprisonment, even if you have no prior criminal record. Even in cases where your liberty is not at stake, a criminal conviction can have a serious and ongoing effect on your career or that of your children. You could lose your driver’s licence, be dismissed from your job or effectively be prevented from pursuing various career options, and even be prevented from travelling to some overseas countries.
Good legal representation may mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence, and will usually result in a lower penalty than would otherwise have been imposed.
Parish McCulloch provides advice and quality legal representation at all stages of the criminal process including:
- Arrests and police interviews;
- Bail applications;
- Search warrants;
- Committal hearings;
- Professional misconduct;
- Parole applications.