Criminal Trials: Queensland Lawyers

A person charged with a criminal offence is presumed to be innocent. When a person is facing a criminal charge, unnecessary delays in bringing on a hearing or a trial can be unfair and add unnecessary stress to defending a case.

If a matter is contested and must go to trial, Anderson Fredericks Turner seeks to ensure that at each stage of a proceeding that legal steps are taken to test the allegations at the earliest possible time, including through legal arguments and preliminary hearings.

We focus on utilising the legal protections available to our clients to ensure their rights are protected and their interests are advanced at every stage. As a leading criminal law firm in Queensland, we have a demonstrated history of success in defending people facing criminal trials.

If you are facing a criminal charge and seek advice and representation, contact our lawyers.

A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Courtroom Expertise

Anderson Fredericks Turner has some of the few practising solicitors 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, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law issue.

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Free Case Assessment – Contact Our Firm Today

Call one of our criminal lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the allegations 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 every 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 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, meaning they have significant courtroom experience across Queensland.

If you want lawyers who are not still trying to find their feet, we have the courtroom expertise to afford you the best representation for your criminal law issue.

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Free Case Review

Call one of our criminal lawyers for a free, no-obligation initial review of the allegations 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 every 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 a consultation with one of our criminal lawyers Call Now: 1300 AFT LEGAL (1300 238 534) – 24 Hour Emergency Contact

Criminal Trials: How Our Lawyers Can Help

Preparing for a Criminal Trial in Queensland

Preparing for a Criminal Trial in Queensland

In order to properly prepare for a criminal trial in Queensland, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the prosecution case and evidence supporting it, as well as the defence case. It is also necessary to have considered how the law applies and ensure there is a proper defence strategy. Where appropriate, we engage leading barristers to ensure the best representation of our clients.

Identifying and Litigating Criminal Defences

Identifying and Litigating Criminal Defences

A central task of any criminal defence lawyer is to identify any relevant defences that may be available, as well as to assess the strengths and weaknesses of any defence. In some cases, statements from witnesses or expert reports may need to be gathered in order for a defence to be properly considered. Our lawyers assist people to understand their defences and how they may best be advanced at a criminal trial.

Trial Procedure in Queensland

Trial Procedure in Queensland

As a result of particular trial procedures in Queensland, there are a number of important decisions that people facing a criminal trial must make. Whether or not to give or call evidence, or whether to object to certain evidence, can have important consequences for the ultimate outcome in a criminal trial. Our lawyers work with their clients to assist them to understand how procedural issues can impact their defence.

How to End a Prosecution Case

How to End a Prosecution Case

In facing a criminal charge, there are a number of points at which a defendant can seek to have a prosecution case end before it ever reaches a verdict. Understanding these opportunities and the legal tests or standards that will be applied at various stages can assist people facing criminal charges to know when it is most likely for a case to be dismissed.

Recovering Legal Costs in Criminal Cases

Recovering Legal Costs in Criminal Cases

In some criminal cases, it is possible to recover legal costs against an unsuccessful police charges, or because of police or prosecution misconduct. The recovery of legal costs rarely amounts to the full costs borne by a person facing charges. As a leading criminal law firm, Anderson Fredericks Turner has successfully recovered legal costs on behalf of people who were wrongly charged or prosecuted.

Consequences of Being Convicted

Consequences of Being Convicted

The consequences of being convicted by a court can catch people by surprise. Our criminal lawyers within Anderson Fredericks Turner work to ensure that each client understands the consequences that may follow from any sentence. Not only can a conviction impact the reputation of a person, it can have wider consequences for their ongoing liberty, employment, licences and travel plans.

Criminal Trials

Preparing for a Criminal Trial in Queensland

In order to properly prepare for a criminal trial in Queensland, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the prosecution case and evidence supporting it, as well as the defence case. It is also necessary to have considered how the law applies and ensure there is a proper defence strategy. Where appropriate, we engage leading barristers to ensure the best representation of our clients.

Call Our Lawyers
Identifying and Litigating Criminal Defences

A central task of any criminal defence lawyer is to identify any relevant defences that may be available, as well as to assess the strengths and weaknesses of any defence. In some cases, statements from witnesses or expert reports may need to be gathered in order for a defence to be properly considered. Our lawyers assist people to understand their defences and how they may best be advanced at a criminal trial.

Call Our Lawyers
Trial Procedure in Queensland

As a result of particular trial procedures in Queensland, there are a number of important decisions that people facing a criminal trial must make. Whether or not to give or call evidence, or whether to object to certain evidence, can have important consequences for the ultimate outcome in a criminal trial. Our lawyers work with their clients to assist them to understand how procedural issues can impact their defence.

Call Our Lawyers
How to End a Prosecution Case

In facing a criminal charge, there are a number of points at which a defendant can seek to have a prosecution case end before it ever reaches a verdict. Understanding these opportunities and the legal tests or standards that will be applied at various stages can assist people facing criminal charges to know when it is most likely for a case to be dismissed.

Call Our Lawyers
Recovering Legal Costs in Criminal Cases

In some criminal cases, it is possible to recover legal costs against an unsuccessful police charges, or because of police or prosecution misconduct. The recovery of legal costs rarely amounts to the full costs borne by a person facing charges. As a leading criminal law firm, Anderson Fredericks Turner has successfully recovered legal costs on behalf of people who were wrongly charged or prosecuted.

Call Our Lawyers
Consequences of Being Convicted

The consequences of being convicted by a court can catch people by surprise. Our criminal lawyers within Anderson Fredericks Turner work to ensure that each client understands the consequences that may follow from any sentence. Not only can a conviction impact the reputation of a person, it can have wider consequences for their ongoing liberty, employment, licences and travel plans.

Call Our Lawyers