Criminal Lawyers Parramatta

Parramatta Criminal Lawyers

Our National Criminal Lawyers® Parramatta Office is an award-winning, leading specialist firm in the areas of criminal and traffic law. In particular, our team provides outstanding results for those facing charges of drink driving, and other traffic offences such as driving whilst disqualified or speeding. Leading the team is Principal Lawyer Mr Michael Moussa, winner of multiple awards in criminal law and traffic law. He is a renowned advocate in the legal sphere and offers his clients the best representation possible.

National Criminal Lawyers® Parramatta have a wealth of knowledge in their specialised areas and provide a guarantee that your criminal law matter will be undertaken by a Senior Defence lawyer. It is our passion to defend your rights. We do this without judgment as we know people slip up or make mistakes. We go to great lengths to uphold the fundamental principles in our legal system: that everyone has the right to legal representation, and to a fair trial. It is highly important for the public to be informed about their position in terms of the law. It can be complex; there are circumstances in which you may be guilty in some moral respect, but not strictly considered guilty by the law. It is also very important that you get legal advice as soon as practicable to avoid a situation where the Police have taken advantage of this gap in knowledge you may have.

Criminal Defence Laywers Parramatta

National Criminal Lawyers ® | Parramatta

Our Parramatta office is located at Level 7, 91 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

We are close to the Parramatta Local Court, Parramatta Police Station and Parramatta Train Station.

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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® Parramatta on (02) 9893 1889 or 0415 179 794. Our mobile number is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Alternatively, you can email us at info@nationalcriminallawyers.com.au

Traffic / Drink Driving Laywers

Our criminal, drink driving, and traffic lawyers in Parramatta give our clients a unique offering: a tailored plan to suit their individual needs. We look closely at the case at hand and provide different options to our clients. We then give a professional opinion on what the best course of action would be, put that to the client, and then we move forward with a game plan based on client instructions. Our options are: to negotiate with the Police on your behalf with the goal of having charges withdrawn or amended to reflect a lesser charge. Another option is to plead not guilty and go to a full hearing or trial. This is where our criminal lawyers in Parramatta really stand out in the legal world. Their advocacy skills serve to provide outstanding outcomes for our clients in a defended hearing, with most cases resulting in success. At National Criminal Lawyers® Parramatta we are not intimidated by this process and will go forward to a trial with enthusiasm.

The next two options are to plead guilty: the first is a plea of guilty to the elements of the charge but disputing the facts. This involves a ‘disputed facts’ hearing, and the aim is to have the facts amended to reflect circumstances which would allow the charges to be dropped or changed to less severe charges. The second option regarding a plea of guilty is to plead guilty to the charges, and accept the facts provided by the Police. This is not a common occurrence but if this is necessary, we will use all our highly specialised expertise to ensure the best outcome for our clients in terms of receiving the lightest sentence possible.

Specifically, our criminal lawyers in Parramatta offer the highest standard of representation where clients are facing the most serious charges. Anything from murder/manslaughter, drug offences, sexual assaults, common assault, assault causing actual bodily harm, to Federal offences such as using a carriage service to menace or harass, or cyber-crimes and even white-collar crimes such as fraud. With decades of experience and knowledge in these areas, we guarantee you are in the right hands when facing such a stressful time in your life.

Testimonials

  • review rating 5  I am so grateful to National Criminal Lawyers for the outstanding work they did on my case in such a small time frame. My ex partner made some very serious allegations against me which would have seen me in jail for a long period. I was assured I had a case and it was vigorously defended and today I walk free.. Thank you Michael Moussa for always having my best interests at heart. You are an amazing person and even better lawyer. Thanks again!!!! 👏✌️

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    9/17/2018

    review rating 5  I would like to say a giant thankyou to Michael Moussa, I felt he had my best interests in mind throughout the entire process asking many questions to better understand the situation. Michael was very knowledgeable and professional Could not of asked for a better outcome I highly recommend Michael and his team

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    9/25/2018
  • review rating 5  Michael's understanding of our situation is professional compassionate and understanding. All questions are answered directly with reassurance. We know we are in good hands with a positive outcome If by misfortune we require legal services again it would be National Criminal Lawyers. Highly Recommend!

    thumb Susan Manukonga
    6/04/2019

    review rating 5  I highly recommend Michael Moussa as he helped me with my criminal case. He was up front and honest with me from the beginning and kept in contact with me through the whole process. He believed in me and I couldn’t have got through it without his help.

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    6/06/2019
  • review rating 5  Guys if you are lucky to get Michael Moussa you case is covered. These guys go above and beyond. The best criminal laawyers in Sydney without a doubt. Thanks for all your professionalism and love you put into your clients and a special thank you to Michael for having my best interests at heart.

    thumb Andy Nguyen
    1/10/2019

    review rating 5  Thank you sincerely to Michael Moussa who did the inconceivable and get me non conviction for serious allegations which I feel utterly and bitterly remorseful for. When I called Michael the first time he immediately made me feel at ease. The judge respected him in Court and I was amazed with his professionalism, sense of humour and tone in Court. Thank you Michael.

    thumb Sami Saeed
    12/21/2018
  • review rating 5  These guys are remarkable. They got my best friend Supreme Court bail after he was in for 3 months and refused in local court. Mr Moussa our family love you! Thanks from the bottom of our heart.

    thumb tarun verma
    2/21/2019

    review rating 5  Michael Moussa is the best in the west without any doubt in criminal matters. If you are lucky to get him and pay extra for his services it's money well spent. He is the king of supreme court bail applications. He got me out of jail from Supreme Court after my previous lawyers were telling me not to apply for bail .

    thumb Manjot Pannu
    12/22/2018
  • review rating 5  I was represented by senior criminal defence lawyer Daniel Wilson from National Criminal Lawyers. Daniel prepared my matter for defended hearing but was also ready for all the possible outcomes. He knew all the case law and having a plan to show the weaknesses of the police case was able to negotiate an outcome with police which saw the dropping of a very serious charge and the watering down of the agreed facts to the point I received a non conviction in my case. I am so very grateful Daniel represented me and I highly recommend Daniel and National Criminal Lawyers

    thumb Gurdeep Singh
    11/12/2018

    review rating 5  No doubt the best decision I have made is to go with this firm to represent me in my matter. Saw Michael presenting the matter in the court with high professionalism and confidence, he is someone who knows what he is talking about and the law very well. I knew I was in good hands when I heard him representing me in the court.

    thumb Shaan Sood (NCR)
    3/03/2019

Not only do we have a great track record in representing clients facing serious charges, but we place that same energy into the smaller charges. We believe everyone deserves the best representation, no matter what the charge is. Our drink driving lawyers in Parramatta have immense experience in achieving the best, most lenient sentence available for our clients. Our traffic lawyers in Parramatta also have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with what look to be hopeless cases involving refusing to provide a breath analysis to Police or fail to stop at a red light.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I am under arrest?

If a Police officer has placed you under arrest, they must follow procedures that are outlined in Part 8 of the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 (NSW) (‘LEPRA’). These include informing you that you are under arrest and the reason for your arrest, and they must provide you with evidence that they are a police officer (unless in uniform), their name and place of duty. Before they can question you, they must caution you that you do not have to say or do anything but that anything you do say or do may be used in evidence against you later.

Since the laws have changed, what happens if I get caught low-range drink driving?

Police now have the power to fine and suspend your license immediately upon them finding that you have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of 0.050 to 0.079, for full license holders. A penalty notice can be issued for $561 and a 3-month suspension for the offence. It used to be the Local Court Magistrate who determined guilt or innocence in this situation.

Can I appeal this?

An appeal against a fine and license suspension can be filed in a Local Court. The driver will remain suspended until their case appears before the Court and this could take weeks. The issue with appealing is that Court penalties are far greater than the original penalty notice which is issued. If the appeal fails, the maximum fine is $2,200 and the Court may implement a license disqualification for up to 6 months, with a minimum period of 3 months. This conviction will also be on your criminal record. However, if you pick the best traffic lawyers in Parramatta, they will try their best to get you a section 10(1)(a) dismissal or CRO (conditional release order) without conviction.

What is a CRO?

Conditional release orders replaced good behaviour bonds in 2018 as a sentencing option. An offender is subject to certain conditions for a set amount of time, the maximum being two years. If, in the prescribed time period, they are charged with any offences, they will have to face the Court for not only those charges, but also the charge(s) for which they received a CRO. When deciding whether to convict an offender and make a CRO, the Court has regard to the following: the person’s character, antecedents (criminal history), age, health and mental condition; whether the offence is of a trivial nature; the extenuating circumstances in which the offence was committed; and any other matter the Court thinks proper to consider. The Court has the option to record a conviction or not record a conviction, recording a conviction is a more serious sentencing option and reflects the gravity of the offence.

What conditions may I be subject to if given a Conditional Release Order?

The fixed standard conditions are to not commit any offence and that you must appear before the Court if called on to do so at any time during the term of the CRO. Additional conditions can include one requiring the offender to participate in rehabilitation or receive treatment, or to abstain from alcohol or drugs or both, a non-association condition prohibiting associating with particular persons, a condition restricting where you can go, or limiting how often you can go to a particular place, or a supervision condition. The supervision condition is for offenders who were under 18 at the time the condition was imposed. They are supervised by a juvenile justice officer.

I live in Parramatta and I have heard of a Drug Court – what is this and am I eligible?

The Drug Court of NSW is a specialist Court that sits in Parramatta, Toronto and Sydney. It has been set up to offer offenders the opportunity to address underlying issues that have resulted in their criminal offending. You can apply to be referred to the Drug Court if you are dependent on a prohibited drug, have been charged with an offence other than one involving violent conduct or sexual assault, or a purely indictable offence (meaning cannot be dealt with summarily by the Local Court) under the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act (which includes supply), will be pleading guilty, and live in the council areas of Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Bankstown, Penrith, Hawkesbury, Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd or Parramatta. On referral you will be sent to a detox unit at the MRRC (Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre) for assessment. If admitted to the program, there will be a 12-month period of residential or non-residential treatment by abstinence or methadone/Naltrexone.

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