If you are in need of legal representation in Wollongong and are searching for a seasoned advocate who will fight tirelessly on your behalf, do not hesitate to contact us at St Walter Lawyers.

Why Us

St Walter Lawyers, your top choice for criminal defence in Wollongong. We are renowned for our personalised service and an exceptional success rate.

Specialising in criminal and traffic law, we provide comprehensive in-court legal representation across various courts.

Our dedicated team of criminal lawyers and barristers are familiar with the Wollongong Local Court, possessing a deep understanding of the judges and magistrates who preside there.

At St Walter Lawyers, we pride ourselves in our consistent success in handling a diverse range of criminal and traffic matters.

Choose St. Walter Lawyers for unparalleled legal expertise and a commitment to securing successful outcomes for our clients in the Wollongong area.

We have a depth of experience in traffic offences, AVO matters, Bail Applications, Property Offences

A little about our Wollongong Solicitors

Our Wollongong criminal lawyers are a team that drives themselves on getting the client their own best individual result.

We focus on providing advice and expertise on an individual basis, customised to your personal case and at the most affordable fixed fee.

Our experience and expertise in criminal and traffic law is reflected in our results in the community.

Track Record

Our proven track record of success includes:

  • (section 10) Non-conviction sentence outcomes
  • Clients being returned ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts
  • Negotiation of better final results of matters and appropriate sentences.

Why having us by your side will make your life easier

Having a solicitor throughout your criminal matter in court is crucial for several reasons.
Firstly, a solicitor possesses a deep understanding of the legal system, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair treatment. They navigate the complexities of the law, offering valuable advice on the best course of action and potential outcomes.

Secondly, a solicitor brings expertise to building a strong defence. They assess the evidence, identify legal precedents, and leverage their knowledge to challenge the prosecution’s case. This can significantly impact the outcome of your case, potentially leading to reduced charges or even an acquittal.

Additionally, a solicitor serves as a vital advocate, representing you during court proceedings. They skilfully present your case, cross-examine witnesses, and articulate legal arguments on your behalf. This not only ensures that your voice is heard but also enhances the likelihood of a favourable resolution.

Having a solicitor by your side provides a shield of legal expertise, advocacy, and strategic guidance, essential elements for navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system and safeguarding your rights.

All About Wollongong Local Court

The Wollongong Local Court in New South Wales (NSW) handles a range of criminal matters within its jurisdiction.

Types of Matters at Wollongong Local Court

Common types of criminal matters addressed in the Wollongong Local Court include:

  1. Minor Offences: Summary offences such as minor assaults, theft, and offensive behaviour.
  2. Low-level drug offences.
  3. Traffic Offences: Driving under the influence (DUI) and other traffic-related offences. Reckless driving and speeding violations.
  4. Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs): Matters related to domestic violence, including applications for AVOs.
  5. Bail Applications: Hearings to determine whether an accused person should be granted bail.
  6. Property Offences: Crimes involving property damage, break and enter, or trespassing.

The Process for Matters at Wollongong Local Court

The criminal process in Wollongong Local Court typically follows these key stages:

  1. Arrest and Charge: The police arrest a person suspected of committing a crime and charge them.
  2. First Court Appearance: The accused makes their first appearance in court to hear the charges against them. Referred to as a Mention.
  3. Legal Representation: The accused may choose to seek legal representation from a criminal defence lawyer.
  4. Plea: The accused enters a plea of guilty or not guilty.
  5. Hearing or Trial: If the plea is not guilty, a hearing or trial is scheduled where evidence is presented and witnesses may testify.
  6. Sentencing: If the accused is found guilty or pleads guilty, the court proceeds to sentencing.
  7. Appeals: The accused or the prosecution may have the right to appeal a decision, depending on the circumstances.

It’s important to note that the specific details of the process may vary depending on the nature and severity of the charges. Legal representation is crucial in navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system, and individuals facing charges are encouraged to seek advice from a qualified criminal defence lawyer.

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