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Criminal Law 2018-07-13T05:46:40+00:00

We Are Here To Serve You

Whatever you do, do not talk to the police before you talk to us.

Navigating the criminal justice system is a daunting and frightening experience for many people and even minor issues can have serious consequences if you don’t get the right help.

Our dedicated and collaborative team will listen to your side of the story and make sure your interests are represented throughout every step of the process.

We’ll see that your side of things gets a full and fair hearing and that any personal circumstances, which explain what happened, are brought to the attention of the right people.

We also, wherever possible, help take the stress out of being involved in a criminal matter by telling you how much our fees will cost.

We are the only firm in Queensland which posts its criminal law prices up-front and on its website. See our price-list below.

Criminal Law Prices

Our fee when you wish to plead guilty in a Magistrates Court

All work up to and including a full day in court*:

  • For Townsville-based courts: $2,420
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $2,970
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $3,300 and agreed travel costs

Our set-fee if you wish to plead not guilty in a Magistrates Court

Our set-fees for when you wish to plead not-guilty apply to many assault, drug and traffic cases.

  • For Townsville-based courts: $6,820
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $7,700
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $8,800 and agreed travel costs

Appealing the sentence you received in the Magistrates Court to a District Court Judge

If you wish to appeal the sentence you received in the Magistrate’s Court, because you believe it was too harsh or unfair, the prices below let you know how much this will cost:

  • For Townsville-based courts: $2,970
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $3,360
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $3,960 and agreed travel costs

If your sentence meant you are now in prison full-time:

  • For Townsville-based courts: $3,960
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $4,400
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $4,950 and agreed travel costs

If you’ve lost your driver’s licence, or being given a traffic fine

All work up to and including a full-day in court* from:

  • Townsville based courts: $1,980 and court-filing fees
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $2,420 and court filing fees
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland $3,300 and agreed travel costs

To get a lawyer to apply for bail in Magistrates or District Court

All work up to and including one full day in court from:

  • Townsville based courts: $2,420 and court-filing fees
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $2,970
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $3,960 and agreed travel costs
  • Weekend applications in Townsville courts: $3,960

To get a lawyer to apply for bail in the Supreme Court

All work including prison visits (if necessary), preparation meetings, gathering any affidavits for your case, any early mentions (if necessary) and a full-court hearing date, from:

  • $4,950

Applying to have your case moved to the Mental Health Court

If you suffer from a mental illness it may be appropriate for your matter to be moved to the Mental Health Court – where you’ll be sentenced on the basis your actions were caused by the fact you were unwell.

Please note our fees do not include those any doctors, psychologists or psychiatrists involved in helping assess your condition – although we will be involved in briefing them and gathering their evidence to take back to court.

  • For Townsville based courts: $4,400
  • For courts in Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr: $4,950
  • For courts elsewhere in Queensland: $5,830

In some cases of this nature may involve follow-up work at which point your lawyer will be able to quote you on a fixed-fee basis.

Prison Conferences – We travel to all Correctional Facilities in Queensland

  • Townsville based facilities: $825
  • North Queensland based facilities: $1,980 and agreed travel costs
  • Elsewhere in the state: $2,970 and agreed travel costs

Attending police stations

  • All stations in Townsville: $795
  • Stations elsewhere in Queensland: $1,485 and travel costs

*Most cases are able to be completed with only one court date. That said, if your matter requires more than one day in court, there is an additional fee of $1,155 for all work up to and including the next court date in Townsville based courts. The fees will be larger for courts outside of Townsville and may include agreed travel costs.

Why Are We The Best?

We do not view the success of the firm through the prism of commercial gain and believe that the most important outcome is client satisfaction. Through the abolishment of six-minute units and billable hours, and the introduction of our fixed-fee billing model, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service.

Never again will you be worried about a 20 second phone call or two sentence email costing you an arm and a leg. We actually encourage you to keep us informed about developments and changes to the situation, as often these are important details and need to be included in our correspondence or case.

Our philosophy is that often the best way to resolve your issue is away from the financial and emotional stress of Court. Our views are reflected in the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise when you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Here at Strategic Lawyers, we are not afraid to do away with archaic traditions in favour of creative and futuristic solutions. Our service extends far beyond legislative compliance as we are able to work closely with you and all who are involved in the matter, whether it is your family, accountant, consultant, financial advisor or doctor.

Here at Strategic Lawyers, we believe in doing what is best for you. We apply this principle to every aspect of our business, including our customer service, advice and pricing structure.

We know that every personal and business situation is different so we make it our business to understand what has happened and how we can best help you. We don’t categorise you and decide which precedent document best suits you, but instead accept that you are unique and think creatively about how we can customise our advice to suit.

We have a team of lawyers who excel in every aspect of the law, including property law, commercial law, intellectual property, family law, banking and finance law, immigration law, wills and estates, criminal law and litigation. Our use of lawyers, consultants and barristers, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge that is not possessed by the inexperienced, in-house generalists who would be running the case if it was done through another firm.

Our adoption of a fixed-fee method of quoting and payments means that you will get value for money. You do not need to be concerned about calling or emailing us because all of our communication with you is included. This means we are able to provide a high level of customer service and build a working relationship that will result in us being able to better understand the situation and provide a custom solution.

Strategic Lawyers is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, in a timely manner and at an affordable price.

We’re modern, use efficient solutions, and focus on you the client. Importantly, by entirely doing away with time-based billing and budgets and with the introduction of our guaranteed fixed-fee pricing, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service. We provide Strategic Advice at a Fixed Price in all practice areas.

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