There is no doubt if you are charged with Murder or Manslaughter the potential consequences are very serious indeed and legal representation of some kind is essential.
In our view, it is important that you seek the advice of a solicitor who has experience in these areas and has conducted cases of a similar kind in the past.
At Woods & Co Lawyers, we understand that there is a large amount of work to do in order to defend you. We have the advantage of having a number of solicitors who all specialise in this area. We have the ability and resources to quickly assign more than one solicitor to your case in order to ensure that your case is properly defended. You also have the benefit of having more than one person to attend to your needs.
We have been involved in many high-profile murder cases and have successfully defended people on this most serious charge in the past.
You may be charged with a lesser offence of Assault or Assault Causing Harm or Serious Harm. Again, gaol sentences can result and it is important to seek the services of an experienced criminal law firm.
House breaking offences used to be called just that. Now they are called aggravated serious criminal trespass with the intention to steal, or assault a person. Once again, these offences are considered serious. We are here at Woods & Co Lawyers to assist you and protect your rights.
Sentencing for all offences for assault are clearly on the increase. The 'cowards punch' legislation interstate is receiving a lot of interest in this state. In November 2014, Parliament passed legislation that if a person is sentenced to a term of imprisonment for a period of 2 years or more for manslaughter or an assault that causes serious harm then a wholly suspended sentence is not allowed. A person has to serve at least 20% of the non-parole period in gaol. That, of course, is significant and one foolish act of punching someone that causes serious injury or death changes not only the life or the victim but also the life of the accused. No longer will alcohol-fuelled violence be tolerated in the community and legal advice is essential. We at Woods & Co Lawyers understand the difficulties and impact a court case can have upon you and are here to assist.