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Ford Criminal Lawyers

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Criminal Offences

Criminal Offences

Ford Criminal Lawyers provide expert legal advice relating to the following matters:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
    • Voluntary
      • Provocation
      • Substantial impairment by abnormality of mind
      • Excessive self-defence
      • Infanticide
    • Involuntary
      • Unlawful dangerous act
      • Criminal negligence
      • Malice
  • Non-fatal offences against the person
    • Assault
    • Battery
    • Aggravated Assault
    • Kidnapping
  • Sexual Offences
    • Sexual assault
    • Indecent assault and act of indecency
    • Child sexual assault
    • Sexual servitude
  • Stealing and other property offences
    • Robbery
    • Sacrilege and housebreaking
    • Larceny
    • Embezzlement
  • Drug misuse and trafficking
  • Traffic offences
  • Intoxication
  • Bail
  • Fraud
  • Identity Offences
  • Money Laundering
  • Cheating at gambling
  • Criminal destruction and damage
    • Bushfires
  • Corporate Crime
  • Public Order
    • Riot and affray
    • Explosives and firearms
    • Criminal groups
    • Unlawful gambling
  • Corruption receiving commissions and other corrupt practices
  • Blackmail
  • Forgery
  • False and misleading information
  • Computer offences
  • Escape from lawful custody
  • Terrorism
  • Public justice offences
  • Attempts
  • Abettors and accessories


Defending individuals and companies charged with criminal conduct is an extremely complex process. People arrested and facing criminal charges will find this process quite fearsome.

Criminal procedure puts the burden of proof on the prosecution to prove a person's guilt. Many lay people are unable to comprehend our criminal legal system. The procedures needed in getting the best possible result for a criminal matter require expert lawyers with extensive criminal law experience.

At Ford Criminal Lawyers we promise expert, competent, professional and specialist legal advice delivering the best results.

Arrest and Bail

Arrest and warrants must be executed in a lawful manner according to legislation. In R v Rhondo the court found, amongst other things, that arrest must be lawful as evidence gained from unlawful arrest will be deemed inadmissible as evidence. Should you have any query about arrest, consult one of our associates for legal advice.

Depending on the seriousness of the charges bought upon arrest a presumption for or against bail will be assessed. Should bail be refused you need to consult our professionals to quickly and carefully prepare your bail application.