CRIMINAL LAW

HHG Legal Group understands the impact criminal cases can have on your personal, work and family life. If you (or your company) have been charged with a serious or trivial offence, or if you are a witness or victim of crime, dealing with police and going before the Courts will be stressful, and may be overwhelming and confusing. At HHG Legal Group, we provide expert criminal lawyers who are surprised by very little and who will give you frank and clear legal advice and assistance.

HHG’s experienced, dedicated and skilled criminal lawyers will help you understand the process ahead of you, advise you about your rights, choices and likely timeframes. We will assist you to gather and assess evidence and, where appropriate, ensure you access expert medical assistance, counselling or diversionary programs, so that you can present yourself in the very best light to the Court. 

DEALING WITH CHARGES

With expert negotiation skills and good relationships with prosecutors throughout Western Australia, HHG has regularly discontinued or downgraded criminal charges.

If you intend to plead guilty, we will help to minimise the penalties and fines by delivering persuasive pleas in mitigation, delivering you a spent conviction wherever possible. Where you are unfairly accused, our lawyers will prepare you for trial and fight to ensure you are not convicted.

GOING TO COURT

Our criminal lawyers in Mandurah, Perth and Albany deliver first-class representation in all regional and metropolitan courts, no matter what the alleged crime. Whether you require legal assistance in a Magistrates Court or  the Supreme Court, we can assist you with the following legal issues:

Magistrates Court/ Children’s Court; assault, theft, burglary, drug offences, driving offences, disorderly conduct, trespassing, stalking, unlawful surveillance, fraud, prohibited weapons, workers’ compensation, unlawful damage, professional/ academic misconduct, environmental protection & heritage offences, breaches of workers compensation obligations, professional obligations, restraining orders, and resisting arrest. 

District and Supreme Court; serious fraud, dangerous driving causing death, grievous bodily harm, drug dealing / manufacturing, sexual offences, burglary, manslaughter / murder, stealing as a servant, money laundering and Centrelink fraud.

PERIPHERAL CONSEQUENCES

Criminal charges will often have knock-on legal effects in relation to employment, family law, defamation, child protection, insurance claims or even asset seizure. 

Our award-winning team of criminal lawyers will collaborate with our lawyers in other HHG teams to ensure these associated issues are carefully considered early and avoided or minimised. 

VICTIMS OF CRIME

If you are a victim of crime, our criminal lawyers can assist you to ensure your complaint is taken by police and acted upon, as well as providing support, preparing you to be a witness, and assisting you with any criminal injuries compensation claims.

HHG LEGAL EXPERTISE

At HHG Legal Group, we have many years of experience in criminal and traffic law and can assist you with any of the following legal matters;

  • Assistance dealing with police
  • Defending criminal charges
  • Legal assistance whilst in custody
  • Bail applications
  • Pleas in mitigation
  • Trials
  • Appeals against sentence / conviction
  • Extradition
  • Prisoner transfer
  • Parole applications
  • Misconduct restraining orders
  • Violence restraining orders
  • Extraordinary drivers licence applications
  • Removal of drivers licence disqualifications
  • Criminal injuries compensation
  • Royal prerogative of mercy
  • Act of grace & ex-gratia payments

 

If you or your business require assistance within any of the above legal areas, contact our criminal lawyers today. With three locations in Mandurah, Perth and Albany, there is a HHG Legal Group Lawyer close by to assist.

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Court Results & Testimonials

Successfully defended an application for costs in an FVRO matter, where it was alleged an application an application was frivolous or vexatious. Client was not ordered to pay any of the other side’s legal costs, despite withdrawing the FVRO.
Successfully negotiated an undertaking and the withdrawal of an FVRO in the Children’s Court where serious sexual assault allegations were made.
Obtained the minimum driver’s licence disqualification period and minimum fine for a man in regional WA convicted of driving on a cancelled licence
Obtained a Community Based Order and $800 fine for a Mandurah man convicted of No Authority to Drive (Incorrect Class of Licence), Speeding, Driving with False Plates, Reckless Driving, Driving with Illicit Drugs in Blood, a second No Authority to Drive (Incorrect Class of Licence) and a second Driving with False Plates
18 year old driver in a regional area charged with a serious Reckless Driving receives minimum driver’s licence disqualification period and a $400 fine, despite prosecution calls for a more serious sentence
Client charged with burglary and assault avoids going to trial on a VRO matter involving the same victim. The matter was resolved by negotiation and the client was not ordered to pay any costs in the VRO matter to the victim/protected person.
A Perth man charged with his third Breach of FVRO and facing mandatory imprisonment receives a fine instead, after we successfully negotiated the third charge away and made a persuasive plea in mitigation. He also obtained a second Spent Conviction Order for the same type of offence
Client charged with two serious assaults and a Breach of Protective Bail Conditions charge, acquitted of all three charges after a two day trial and awarded costs
Man charged with Criminal Damage, has charge downgraded after successful negotiations by our firm with police. Sentenced to a $100 fine and $60 reparation order after we appear on the plea in mitigation.
26 year old man charged with DUI receives minimum allowable licence disqualification period and minimum fine permitted
Conduct Agreement Order (akin to an FVRO) negotiated for a further 8 months to protect our client without the need for a trial, where the other party objected to the FVRO and sought to take the matter to a trial.
Man charged with driving on court suspension a week after court suspension imposed for previous driving without a licence receives the minimum permitted fine and the minimum permitted licence disqualification period.
Client charged with a serious assault to the head requiring staples to the wound escapes imprisonment and receives a Community Based Order for 12 months with supervision and program requirements
Client served with a VRO against him has the VRO dismissed as a result of our strategic advice without the need for the cost or inconvenience of preparing the matter for trial
Client served with an FVRO has FVRO successfully negotiated by us to an undertaking only. We summonsed WA Police and obtained potential evidence which tended to show that the other party was the perpetrator of family violence.

100 years of Supporting West Australians

"My family law experience with Mary Roubos has restored my faith in solicitors in general. She not only demonstrated her legal expertise and flair, but also showed a compassionate and understanding nature during the lengthy process. I felt that Mary went above and beyond her obligations as my solicitor, and really listened to me. I would highly recommend Mary and her assistant Debra Wilson, who also demonstrated professionalism and excellence on all levels."

Renee Frangiosa

"Always fast and thorough service. Thank you"

Sitka Pil

"I found Ben most helpful and always prompt to let me know where things were at. Will definately use Ben again and will recommend to others."

Gerrit and Mary Van Bralal

"We wish to express our thanks for your help in attending to our mother/ wife's will - Mrs Grace Margaret Vessey. Aimee was extremely helpful and easy to deal with. We are greatful for your help with our affairs."

Ms Rosalyn Norman, Mr Stephen Vessey

"Thank you ever so much for all your hard work on my case Nicole, I really appreciate everything you did for me."

Workers Compensation Client

"Thank you for such great assistance with the transaction of Flying Domestics on behalf of Lorna Good. It has been such such a pleasure to work with the HHG Legal Group and I look forward to working with you in the future."

Jim Goodwin

"Simon Creek and his team were at all times empathic, professional and confident.  My matter needed to be addressed within a pressing time frame, and their availability at short notice and contact after hours was much appreciated.  It caused me considerable stress, but having such a thoroughly reliable and competent team to call on helped me to feel in control. Although I hope not to need their services again in future, I would be confident in doing so!"

Dr Lana Bell

"A good outcome is what we can expect.  A great outcome is a sign of a company which does the very best for their clients. A very big thank you to Daniel Morris for showing empathy towards my small and much needed legal action.

To HHG Legal Group, thank you for a great outcome.  I would recommend your company to anyone seeking legal services."

Jan Atkinson

"Your support this morning was amazingly kind, not to mention your totally reassuring competence, knowledge and wisdom that you used on my behalf.  It was extremely reassuring to have your knowledgeable support, and I particularly appreciated your real and obvious kindness to me. It means so much at a very difficult time. I'm so grateful to you."

Family Law Client

"I highly recommend the services of HHG Legal Group for both personal and business needs. HHG is very up to date with legal advice and are in tune with the evolution of business."

Robert Forgione

"Sue and myself would like to thank HHG for the way in which our dispute was resolved. It is good to know that people who do not have an understanding of the legal system can rely on people like yourself and the company you represent. Without the assistance of HHG we could not have resolved the problems we were facing, not only have we resolved the issue but the outcome was more favourable then we would have thought possible. Thank-you and please pass on our thanks to all those who worked behind the scenes to achieve this outcome."

Rick and Sue Ashton

"Janene was very professional and we established a good rapport quickly. The subject of death and wills can be quite confronting to deal with, however Janene's approach was soft and accommodating."

Lynette Livesey

"A big thank you to HHG for their professional service, continued support, and wide range of legal knowledge. Our clients have given us nothing but kind words regarding HHG Legal Group and so we have no hesitation in referring and recommending Simon Creek and HHG Legal Group for their outstanding services and legal expertise."

Nigel Plowman, Director at McKinley Plowman & Associates

"Simon is a friendly and practical legal advisor. I have received great feedback from the clients I have referred to him and his team at HHG Legal Group."

Richard Beal, Director at BDO

"Over the last few years, I have been impressed by Simon’s legal ability, management skills, entrepreneurial spirit, personal integrity and people skills. He appears to be that rare breed of lawyer – both knowledgeable and commercial."

Michael Malone, Founder of iiNet

"Our family has been a client of HHG Legal Group over many years and most recently in 2013 and February 2014.  Business has included drawing up of wills for three generations and preparing of probate for my father in law.

I would have no hesitation in recommending HHG Legal Group to anyone requiring such services."

Bernice Climie

"You should be congratulated for the manner in which your staff address clients and we found our dealings with your company, once again a very pleasant experience and we would like to truly thank you for your efforts."

Steve Harvey and Jane Powell

"HHG is a safe harbour. We feel confident that we can follow Daniel Morris' instructions and guidance without question. Doing the right thing is very important to us. Simon, Murray, Daniel, Jordan and the rest of the team, thank you."

Eddie Roe

"HHG Legal were absolutely fantastic. Extremely responsive and brought calm to our chaotic family situation through their knowledge and caring attitude. Extremely professional from our very first contact with them and they expertly guided our family though the required legal process over almost a 12 month period."

Amanda Williamson

"Fantastic team! They really care about their client. Tim Colcutt is a 'go that extra mile' guy who gives his client his all. I can't recommend HHG and Tim enough."

Kerry Samson

"Anne Hurley has been such a valuable resource of information and advice, her wealth of knowledge is truly impressive and her ability to explain things in a way that makes them easily understood is very much appreciated. Anne and the wider HHG Legal Group are always a pleasure to work with."

Giorgia Parham

"I had a fantastic lawyer in Anne Hurley. She helped me out a great deal with good, sound advice in a friendly , professional manner. First class, thanks Anne"

Graeme Hammond

"Marine Plant Systems has been working with HHG Legal Group for a few years now and they continually provide first class service. Their professional advice has been invaluable to our company."

Carolin Grimm

"We were kept up to date at all times. Pricing was always updated over the time period so we remained "in budget". Personal access to someone whenever I had questions. All in all a great experience without too much fuss."

Rosslyn Tasker - COO AltusQ Pty Ltd

"Good service you can count on."

Miles Lee

"HHG Legal Group have provided outstanding support as I have taken the journey of buying a business, their professionalism is beyound reproach. Their assistance throughout the Due Diligernce process have been invaluable, I would fully recommend them."

Mark Armitage

"I have experienced how good the HHG Legal Group team are over the last 6 years and highly recommend them."

Lyn Hawkins

"Very friendly and efficient service - what a pleasure working with Anne."

Jacques Taylor

"I highly recommend Daniel from HHG Legal Mandurah. When dealing with a complicated legal property matter recently I was extremely impressed by Daniel's honesty and integrity and the legal advice I received. I am very happy with the service from HHG Legal."

Tony Walker