Criminal & Traffic Lawyers Wollongong
Our team of expert advocates, led by Principal Lawyer Michael Moussa, are client-focused and efficient at getting the best results. We know how stressful it can be to face criminal proceedings, and that is why our goal is to take the stress off our clients and let them focus on their wellbeing. We tackle their matters head-on and find faults in the Police argument straight away. We act quickly and offer our clients a unique plan to go ahead with their case; this plan is tailored to suit their specific needs.
We start by negotiating with police as a priority. This is a crucial step as here it is possible to have them withdraw some or all charges or amend them to reflect a less serious crime.
Another option we may propose is to plead guilty to the offence but not to the facts, this takes us to a ‘disputed facts’ hearing. This means we fight to get our client’s story told the correct way, so the Court can act appropriately when it comes to sentencing.
Alternatively, if the facts are accurate and we have been instructed that our client wishes to plead guilty if this is the only course we can take, the third option is to plead guilty to both the offence and the facts. In these circumstances, we take extra care to have all relevant documents prepared in time for sentence and ensure the Court hears all aspects of our client’s situation, providing persuasive reasons as to why our client should be given the most lenient sentence possible. We always remember to make sure the Court knows our client has pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, that the Court knows about any hardship our client has suffered, and that they have accepted responsibility and are simply looking to move forward with their lives in a positive manner.
Our fourth option a client may choose to act on is to plead not guilty and defend them at a full hearing or trial. This is where our lawyers truly excel and shine; our advocacy skills stand out from the crowd. Our lawyers are well known by Magistrates and Judges and have gained their respect over the years, through decades of combined experience.
Traffic Lawyers Wollongong
No matter how big or small our client’s cases may be, we put in our best to make sure that our client receives the best outcome, and that they feel like they have been given the proper opportunity to have their side of the story told.
Traffic offences can range from very straightforward things such as speeding, running red lights or failing to stop at a stop sign, to very complicated or serious offences such as negligent driving causing death, or failing to provide a breath analysis, or drink driving.
No matter the charge, our lawyers are there to support our clients in their matter. We are driven by the knowledge that the risk of losing a license can be devastating for a family, particularly if they are low- or middle- income earners. The Court takes traffic offences very seriously and we ensure that the Court sees our client understands that it is a privilege, not a right, to have a driver’s license.
We do, however, seek to balance this with the fact that for many people, a license is a necessity for livelihood; that their job and only source of income is at risk of being taken away if their license is suspended or disqualified. We advise our clients to take positive steps towards achieving the best results such as attending a traffic offender’s program, obtaining reference letters, and writing a letter of apology to the Court.
National Criminal Lawyers ® | Wollongong
1 Burelli Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
*by appointment only
Our Wollongong office lies at the heart of Wollongong, situated a mere 100 metres from the beach. Clients are free to walk along the water and explore surrounding cafes and restaurants before or after conferences or Court appearances.
Whether you are travelling by car or public transport, the office is easily accessible with parking available, bus stops on location and only a 10-minute walk from Wollongong train station.
The office is 11 minutes walking distance from Wollongong Local Court and Wollongong Police Station – Close proximity to Court is particularly beneficial on the days a matter is listed in Court.
Wollongong Court House
Wollongong Police Station
If you are required to attend either location, street parking is available.
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For public transport users, Wollongong Court House is within 13 minutes from Wollongong train station.
So, if you find yourself in a tough spot and you or anyone you know are under investigation or have been charged by police, please call National Criminal Lawyers® Wollongong on (02) 4254 1074 or 0415 179 794. Our mobile number is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Criminal Lawyers in Wollongong
Facing criminal charges of any kind is often a daunting prospect. Regardless of how big or small those charges are, the outcome of your case could affect you forever. Because of this, you’ll need a criminal lawyer in Wollongong. At National Criminal Lawyers®, our talented team has received awards such as ‘Best Law Firm’. If you’re being accused of a crime, we’re here to help you mount the defence that could secure your freedom.
When you’re looking for traffic lawyers, Wollongong residents turn to us for a legal specialist who can help. Approaching us at the earliest opportunity gives you a better chance of securing a defence that works in your favour. Wherever possible, we’ll fight to have your case dismissed or alternatively to have the charges reduced. This is facilitated through skillful negotiation with the police. When that isn’t possible, you can plead in one of three ways: not guilty, guilty to the elements but not the facts, or guilty to the elements and the facts.
From the moment we take your case on, we’ll work tirelessly to secure the best outcome available to you. Ahead of any Hearings, your lawyer will prepare thoroughly. As we always stay up to date with the latest changes to criminal law, we’re always prepared for any hidden surprises. Each member of the National Criminal Lawyers® team can think on their feet and we use those abilities in court.
Criminal Lawyers Wollongong residents know and trust
Our criminal lawyers in Wollongong are lead by our Principal Lawyer, Michael Moussa. In addition to holding the title ‘Best Traffic Lawyer,’ he’s been awarded ‘Best Criminal Lawyer’. Whether your defence is provided by Michael or someone else in our team, you can be certain you’ll receive vigorous legal support and consistent reassurance.
We know that facing criminal charges is stressful and overwhelming. That’s why we always provide clear and timely communications. Although we work in a world of complex legal vocabulary and jargon, we’ll explain everything plainly to you.
Thanks to their experience throughout the Wollongong area, our criminal lawyers are familiar with Judges and Magistrates in the Local Courts, District Courts, and Supreme Court. By having a good understanding of the various courts throughout Sydney and NSW, we know the approaches that can help you win on the day. In our experience, it’s always better to use a local lawyer who knows the inner workings of the court they’ll be standing in.
To increase your chances of achieving the most favourable outcome, we always recommend seeking assistance at the earliest opportunity. This gives us the best chance of having your case dismissed or reducing the charges. From there, we can begin working on creating a solid argument that helps to protect your freedom.
If you’re facing a criminal charge and you need a defence team, come to us. To make an appointment with a criminal lawyer in Wollongong, call (02) 4254 1074.