Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyers

If you are facing a criminal charge, our defence lawyers can help you. As one of the largest independent criminal defence practices in Queensland, our lawyers routinely represent people facing criminal charges in the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court.

If you are unsure about whether you need a defence lawyer to assist you, or are simply interested in a second opinion, we welcome enquiries in all our offices across Queensland. We have offices in Brisbane, BeenleighToowoomba, Townsville and on the Sunshine Coast.

We are recognised as a leading criminal defence firm in Queensland. Anderson Fredericks Turner also has the ability to defend you before specialised courts, such as the Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Court, Drug Court, Coroner’s Court and Childrens Court.

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A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in criminal law in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors in Queensland, which saw them undertake numerous jury trials, sentences and appeals.

If you want a lawyer who is not still trying to find their feet in court, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best defence to a criminal charge.

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Free Case Assessment – Call 1300 AFT LEGAL

Call one of our criminal lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the criminal accusations you face. It costs nothing to find out why we are the defence lawyers you can trust.

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you ever step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of the allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

WHY CHOOSE US

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors in criminal law in Queensland who have been accredited as barristers and worked in that role for a number of years before operating a law firm.

Andrew Anderson and Kerri Fredericks both formerly worked as Senior Crown Prosecutors in Queensland, which saw them undertake numerous jury trials, sentences and appeals.

If you want a lawyer who is not still trying to find their feet in court, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best defence to a criminal charge.

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Free Case Review

Call one of our experienced lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the criminal accusations you face. 

If you engage us to defend you, our criminal lawyers will assist you ever step of the way. We:

  • inform you of your legal rights and entitlements.

  • inform you of your legal responsibilities.

  • obtain information that may cast doubt on the credibility or reliability of the allegations.

  • challenge evidence that is unreliable, or seek a case to be dismissed if there has been a violation of rights or an abuse of process.

Failure to exercise certain rights, or acting on the wrong advice, can fundamentally affect the interests of a person facing allegations. If you want advice you can trust from a respected criminal law firm, contact Anderson Fredericks Turner.

To book your free Case Review with one of our criminal lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534)

Our Criminal Defence Lawyers

“Anderson Fredericks Turner has a number of highly experienced and senior criminal defence lawyers. Our team is regarded as one of the leading criminal law firms in Queensland.” 

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson – Principal Lawyer 

Andrew Anderson is recommended as one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in Australia, as well as one of the leading corporate and white-collar crime lawyers in Australia (Doyles Guide, 2018). As a former Principal Crown Prosecutor, he is a respected for his substantial courtroom experience in jury trials and appeals. While Andrew generally works across Queensland, he has undertaken cases throughout Australia, including in Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australia Capital Territory.

Kerri Fredericks

Kerri Fredericks – Principal Lawyer 

Kerri Fredericks is recommended as one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in Queensland (Doyles Guide, 2018). With criminal law cases Kerri has a focus on representing individuals and businesses facing regulatory prosecutions arising out of workplace incidents. As a former Barrister and Senior Crown Prosecutor, Kerri is respected as a thorough and ethical advocate with significant courtroom experience before courts throughout Queensland.

David Svoboda - Brisbane Lawyer

David Svoboda – Senior Consultant 

As a widely respected and experienced criminal lawyer, David Svoboda is known for representing clients from all walks of life – from rich to poor, powerful to marginalised – with no case being too big or too small. The dedication he shows to his clients has been documented by the media in his work on high-profile ‘people smuggling’ cases. His status as a respected criminal lawyer is demonstrated by his current membership of the Criminal Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Emma Fogerty - Toowoomba Lawyer

Emma Fogerty – Senior Criminal Lawyer 

Emma Fogerty is an Criminal Law Accredited Specialist in Queensland. While her focus is on complex and contested criminal law cases before the Supreme and District Courts, Emma also undertakes significant work in criminal law and traffic law cases before the Magistrates Court. Based in Toowoomba and working across the Darling Downs, Emma also undertakes substantial work in Brisbane and other parts of Queensland.

Chris Lumme - Sunshine Coast Lawyer

Chris Lumme – Senior Criminal Lawyer

Chris Lumme leads the Sunshine Coast Office of Anderson Fredericks Turner. As a criminal defence lawyer, Chris is well respected for his practical advice with a focus on outcomes for his clients. He has experience in criminal appeals, as well as complex criminal law cases including for charges of murder. As a respected criminal lawyer, Chris is engaged on an ad hoc basis to prosecute criminal hearings on behalf of the RSPCA.

Paul Hamilton, Beenleigh Defence Lawyer

Paul Hamilton – Senior Criminal Lawyer 

After working for a leading criminal law firm on the Gold Coast for over a decade, Paul Hamilton joined Anderson Fredericks Turner to lead its Beenleigh Office. Since 2003, Paul has practised exclusively in criminal law and traffic law throughout Queensland. As an experienced criminal defence lawyer, Paul is widely regarded as a thorough, ethical and fearless advocate on behalf of his clients. While Paul predominantly works in Beenleigh, he also regularly undertakes work in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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Our Criminal Defence Lawyers

“Anderson Fredericks Turner has a number of highly experienced and senior criminal defence lawyers. Our team is regarded as one of the leading criminal law firms in Queensland.” 

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson – Principal Lawyer 

Andrew Anderson is recommended as one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in Australia, as well as one of the leading corporate and white-collar crime lawyers in Australia (Doyles Guide, 2018). As a former Principal Crown Prosecutor, he is a respected for his substantial courtroom experience in jury trials and appeals. While Andrew generally works across Queensland, he has undertaken cases throughout Australia, including in Western Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australia Capital Territory.

Kerri Fredericks

Kerri Fredericks – Principal Lawyer 

Kerri Fredericks is recommended as one of the leading criminal defence lawyers in Queensland (Doyles Guide, 2018). With criminal law cases Kerri has a focus on representing individuals and businesses facing regulatory prosecutions arising out of workplace incidents. As a former Barrister and Senior Crown Prosecutor, Kerri is respected as a thorough and ethical advocate with significant courtroom experience before courts throughout Queensland.

David Svoboda - Brisbane Lawyer

David Svoboda – Senior Consultant 

As a widely respected and experienced criminal lawyer, David Svoboda is known for representing clients from all walks of life – from rich to poor, powerful to marginalised – with no case being too big or too small. The dedication he shows to his clients has been documented by the media in his work on high-profile ‘people smuggling’ cases. His status as a respected criminal lawyer is demonstrated by his current membership of the Criminal Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Emma Fogerty - Toowoomba Lawyer

Emma Fogerty – Senior Criminal Lawyer 

Emma Fogerty is an Criminal Law Accredited Specialist in Queensland. While her focus is on complex and contested criminal law cases before the Supreme and District Courts, Emma also undertakes significant work in criminal law and traffic law cases before the Magistrates Court. Based in Toowoomba and working across the Darling Downs, Emma also undertakes substantial work in Brisbane and other parts of Queensland.

Chris Lumme - Sunshine Coast Lawyer

Chris Lumme – Senior Criminal Lawyer

Chris Lumme leads the Sunshine Coast Office of Anderson Fredericks Turner. As a criminal defence lawyer, Chris is well respected for his practical advice with a focus on outcomes for his clients. He has experience in criminal appeals, as well as complex criminal law cases including for charges of murder. As a respected criminal lawyer, Chris is engaged on an ad hoc basis to prosecute criminal hearings on behalf of the RSPCA.

Paul Hamilton, Beenleigh Defence Lawyer

Paul Hamilton – Senior Criminal Lawyer 

After working for a leading criminal law firm on the Gold Coast for over a decade, Paul Hamilton joined Anderson Fredericks Turner to lead its Beenleigh Office. Since 2003, Paul has practised exclusively in criminal law and traffic law throughout Queensland. As an experienced criminal defence lawyer, Paul is widely regarded as a thorough, ethical and fearless advocate on behalf of his clients. While Paul predominantly works in Beenleigh, he also regularly undertakes work in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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