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Criminal Defence Lawyers

East Coast Law is a full-service law firm offering expert criminal defence counsel and representation in court to our clients across NSW – with offices in Newcastle, Maitland, Toukley, Edgeworth, and Port Macquarie.

We pride ourselves on offering a friendly and approachable law firm, backed by a team of criminal defence lawyers that have the experience and dedication to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Trust your criminal defence case to the experts

Being charged with a criminal offence is often a highly stressful and potentially life-changing experience. Choosing the right criminal defence lawyer to guide you through the complex criminal justice system will not only ensure you are properly and fairly represented but minimise the stress and anxiety of the process.
We provide experienced legal counsel and representation for all criminal and traffic offences in NSW. You can rely on our criminal defence law specialists to expertly navigate the details of your case and provide vigorous representation in court on your behalf whenever it is required.
East Coast Law is a leading criminal defence firm that helps clients face their charges with confidence. We have an elite team of dedicated and experienced lawyers, solicitors, and barristers that will represent you for all your legal needs.
We specialise in criminal and traffic offences – Speak to us today to discuss your options

Our team of conveyancers and solicitors

Paul Bollen
Solicitor / Director
Vicki Andrews
Solicitor
Brodie Andrews
Solicitor
Ashleigh Lumby
Solicitor
Simone Johnson
Solicitor
Kerry Dowling
Conveyancer
Melena Murphy
Legal Assistant
Erin Blake
Legal Assistant
Katie Lee
Legal Assistant
Anabelle Castro
Legal Assistant
Kelsey Trajkov
Legal Assistant / Reception
April Spriggs
Accounts / Admin

Court Appearances

The formal act of an accused person, going in front of a judge to have one’s case decided.

Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

Whether you need a Domestic or Personal order, if you experience violence or fear violence, you can apply for an order (including an urgent or temporary order) to help stop that violence. The police may also press charges against the person who is being violent.

Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol

East Coast Law regularly represents clients charged with drink driving offences including ExPCA charges. With offices in Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley & Mid North Coast of NSW, we can be nearby to help you.

Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence (DUI) is the offense of driving, operating, or being in control of a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs (including recreational drugs and those prescribed by physicians), to a level that renders the driver incapable of operating a motor vehicle safely. We help our clients understand, so they can make informed choices regarding their situation.

Assault Charges

In Australia, a person can be charged with common assault just by threatening to assault someone. There are 5 types of assault: Common Assault; Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm; Unlawful Wounding; Grievous Bodily Harm; Serious Assault; and Sexual Assault. All assaults are highly serious in nature, and East Coast Law can advise on the best actions.

Other Criminal Matters

East Coast Law can help you understand many different criminal matters and criminal law, including definitions of criminal offenses; apprehension, charging, and trial of suspected persons; potential penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.

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