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Criminal Lawyers Townsville

Criminal Lawyers Townsville

Fortress Of Defence: Criminal Lawyer Townsville On Your Side

At Strategic Lawyers, we are proud to be one of the leading law firms providing expert legal representation for criminal cases in Townsville. With a team of highly skilled and experienced criminal lawyers, we are committed to defending your rights and ensuring justice is served. Our personalised approach and track record of successful case results have made us a trusted name in the legal community.

We Are Here To Serve You

Whatever you do, do not talk to the police before you talk to our team of Townsville criminal lawyers.

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 of Townsville criminal lawyers 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.

The prices below will apply to many legal matters, however, in some cases the nature of the offence or the complexity of the charges will increase the fees.

Let Us Take Care of You

Facing police officers on your own is not something we recommend. When your emotions are in turmoil, it’s easy to forget that you have a legal right to remain silent and get tricked into answering questions which may be used against you in court. Having a criminal lawyer by your side gives you time to clear your head and get your story straight.

Our experienced criminal lawyers in Townsville have your best interests at heart and will provide you with no-nonsense advice and assistance in your criminal matter. Whether you’re trying to avoid a criminal conviction record or facing a term of imprisonment, our lawyers take a personal approach to your situation and focus on achieving the best outcome for you.

We understand that this is an anxious and worrying time which is why we strive to take away some of the stress by providing up-front criminal law prices wherever possible, so you’re not faced with a nasty shock when you come to pay.

Our Criminal Lawyers Townsville Services

Whether you’re pleading guilty or not guilty, our Townsville criminal lawyers will be happy to represent you. When you choose Strategic Lawyers, you’ll benefit from our broad knowledge of crime line laws in Queensland. As well as attending police stations and correctional facilities, we regularly represent our clients in court and can assist you with all matters relating to:

Traffic Offences, Work Licences and Special Hardship Orders

Dealing with traffic offences can be stressful, especially when it comes to the risk of licence suspension and the impact on your daily life. Our skilled criminal lawyers have in-depth knowledge of traffic laws & traffic offences in Queensland and can provide you with effective legal solutions. We can help you navigate through the complexities of traffic offences, assist you in obtaining work licences or special hardship orders and work to minimise the consequences on your driving record.

Criminal Charges

Facing criminal charges can have significant consequences on your life and future. Our experienced criminal lawyers will tirelessly work to protect your rights and build a strong defence on your behalf. We are well-versed in various criminal offences and will carefully examine the evidence to develop a strategic approach tailored to your specific case.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases require a sensitive and compassionate approach, combined with a deep understanding of family or relations law. Our legal team is committed to providing you with the support and guidance you need during these difficult times. We will advocate for your rights and work towards a resolution that prioritises your safety and well-being.

White-Collar Crime

If you are facing allegations of white-collar crimes such as fraud or embezzlement, our experienced criminal lawyers have the expertise to handle these complex cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation, analyse financial records and craft a strong defence strategy to protect your reputation and future.

Bail Applications

Securing bail is crucial to avoid unnecessary time spent in custody while awaiting trial. Our criminal lawyers are well-versed in bail applications and will present compelling arguments to increase your chances of being granted bail.

Mental Health Applications

If you or your loved one is dealing with a mental health condition and facing criminal charges, our lawyers can assist you in making mental health applications to ensure that the court considers the relevant circumstances during the legal proceedings.

Sentence Hearings

During a sentence hearing, our skilled criminal lawyers will advocate for a fair and just sentence that takes into account all relevant factors. We will present compelling arguments to mitigate the severity of the sentence imposed.


If you believe that a legal error occurred during your trial or sentencing, our team can explore options for planning appeals. Our criminal lawyers will meticulously review the case, identify potential grounds for appeal and vigorously represent you in the appellate court.

Being charged with a criminal offence is one of the most terrifying experiences that anyone has to face. Try not to worry, we’ll be with you every step of the way. From managing your case and negotiating on your behalf to providing strong legal representation for you in court, we’ve got your back. We’ll ensure that you’re involved in your case and kept fully updated as your criminal matter progresses through court.

Our experienced criminal lawyers in Townsville are empathetic, highly experienced and determined to get you the best result available.

We’ll manage your case effectively and organise all the legal issues, well before your court appearance. In fact, if there’s a chance of settling your matter without the need to go to court, we’ll seize it. Not only does this significantly reduce costs but it gets you the best result too.

If you need criminal lawyers in Townsville to represent you, then we strongly recommend you contact our friendly team as quickly as possible to organise an initial consultation. Give us a call or book online today to find out more about the law in Queensland and how we can help you or a loved one.

When you need a lawyer to be your voice, Strategic Lawyers are here to fight your corner.

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Fees associated with the defence of criminal charges in Australia can vary widely. The reason for this variation stems from what the lawyer has been instructed to do. For example, a criminal trial lasting several days (where a person has pleaded not guilty to their charges) will cost much more than a simple plea of guilty and sentence for a minor traffic matter.

The two main types of criminal lawyers are solicitors and barristers. Barristers are a special type of lawyer who specialise in advocacy and speaking in court. They will often take on the more complex and serious criminal matters that are heard in the higher courts (such as the District and Supreme Court, as well as the Court of Appeal). Solicitors can appear in court too, they tend to specialise in matters in the lower courts (like the Magistrates Court).

Criminal lawyers deal with criminal charges brought against people by the state, usually by the Police. Civil lawyers deal with disputes between people and/or companies, but not between people and the state. Civil lawyers deal with family law disputes, personal injuries claims, et cetera. They also handle transactional matters like purchasing businesses and properties.

Lawyers have a specific skill set which takes years of training and experience to develop.

Lawyers are ethically prohibited from misleading courts, their clients, and other lawyers.

Family law, criminal law, personal injuries law, commercial law.
If they practice in criminal defence, they are called criminal defence lawyers. If they work in prosecuting people who have been charged with criminal offences, they are called prosecutors.
Criminal defence lawyers ensure that evidence put forward by the prosecution is sufficient to support the charge that has been brought against their client. If not, they contest the charge. Criminal defence lawyers also try to put forward defences to the offences their clients have been charged with. If the charge can not successfully be contested, they assist their client in entering a guilty plea and ensuring that their client does not receive an excessive sentence.
A criminal lawyer is a lawyer who specialises in the area of criminal law. They also have to have strong knowledge of evidence law.

A few Reasons Why We are one of

Townsville's Most Effective Law Firms

We believe you are here for a reason. And that reason is to ensure you get the best legal help possible, at the best possible price.

Here at Strategic Lawyers Townsville we’re experts in striking good bargains, but the most important bargain for us, is the one we strike with our clients.

Our offer is simple. We’ll ensure you know what’s going on. We’ll advise you on your best interests and we’ll never give up on your cause.

This means together we’ll reach the best outcome possible. Our people live in this community and we’ve been here a good while.

As such we know how important it is not only that you leave here satisfied but that you’ll recommend us. Call us now on 13 14 LAW and speak to a lawyer about your case.

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170 Five Star Reviews and counting

Avery, 2023

I can’t thank Strategic Lawyers Townsville and the team enough for all of their help throughout the case. Their knowledge and professionalism are outstanding. Despite our delays, they worked extra hours on their own time to get things done. I felt they truly wanted the best outcome for us, which we achieved. Thanks for not just meeting our expectations but exceeding them too!

Avery, 2023

Daniel, 2023

After reading the Strategic lawyers bio, I was confident that I had found the team to represent me.
I found the initial consult just as they had described.
From the very comforting, warm welcome I received in reception, right up until the exchange of money at the end of the session, my enthusiasm only grew stronger with each exchange.
Justin is a very caring and transparent human-being, who took the time to listen to the intricacies of my case and give sound advice on the way through this.
Win or lose, I am confident that the team supporting me will fight for the best possible outcome.

Daniel, 2023

Reese, 2023

I couldn’t have asked for a better result or service from a local lawyer. Strategic Lawyers Townsville was extremely professional and helpful in assisting me with my legal issues. They went above and beyond to represent me and negotiate with all parties to ensure the best result for me and my partner. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone in the area!

Reese, 2023

Marilyn, 2023

Our first appointment left us in no doubt that we had chosen the right lawyer. Justin listened to our problems, gave us options on what to do next and an estimate of the costs involved. He was courteous, knowledgeable and engaged. The girls on reception were very helpful and cheerful too. A very positive experience for us in difficult times.

Marilyn, 2023

Kerwin, 2023

Outstanding customer service and attention to detail. I could very well strongly recommend the team at Strategic Lawyers Townsville for any legal situation, knowing they have a large support network with top-tier lawyers at their disposal. Without a doubt, I will use them again in the future and will not hesitate to recommend them.

Kerwin, 2023

Amelia, 2023

My experience with Strategic was far better than expected. They were always knowledgeable, credible, professional, empathic, and organized. I am grateful they were on my team in an unfortunate period of my life. I was able to secure an excellent outcome.

Amelia, 2023

Renee, 2023

I’d like to thank Strategic Lawyers Townsville for handling my car accident claim in such a professional manner. The team stayed in touch throughout and provided emotional support when I felt overwhelmed by the process. This was a very stressful time in my life, and they always made sure I understood everything and kept me up to date on the status of my claim. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Renee, 2023

Lucas, 2023

Strategic Lawyers Townsville handles all of my property-related legal needs. They cover the entire property cycle, no matter how large or small or complex it is. The team provides excellent service and is responsive, diligent, and reasonably priced. When it comes to property and development, the firm is the best in the business… highly recommended!

Lucas, 2023

Jules, 2023

Strategic Lawyers Townsville assisted me in a stressful family law matter. They were very well organized, everything went smoothly and it came at a reasonable cost. I was happy with the service and will definitely use them again

Jules, 2023

Zoey, 2023

Strategic Lawyers was a pleasure to work with! Service that is both quick and reasonably priced. We needed a quick turnaround on some documents, and they were responsive in communication and follow-up. Thank you team 🙂

Zoey, 2023

Oakley, 2023

If you are looking for a criminal justice lawyer, I would strongly recommend Strategic Lawyers in Townsville. They managed to outperform my expectations by producing a better result than I could have imagined, all while remaining friendly, kind, respectful, and professional. Thank you very much.

Oakley, 2023

Abigail, 2023

I hired the Strategic Lawyers Townsville team to represent me in court on a traffic matter I was disputing. The Solicitor’s professionalism was second to none. He acquired the best possible outcome in court. Made all the time and effort worth it.

Abigail, 2023

Lisa, 2023

I only use Strategic Lawyers Townsville for all of my commercial leases and property portfolio needs. By far the most professional and conscientious law firm I’ve ever worked with. Highly recommended for any commercial law needs.

Lisa, 2023

Ryan, 2023

Had my first interaction with Justin Ireland in regards to my legal matter. There was no showboating about their previous cases or how many they have won which was impressive, in stead he announced his position and who was working with him and proceeded to lay down how my matter would be handled. People are often turned off by costs but when put into prospective the time and people involved, their prices are quite competitive. I have confidence I have made the the right decision by choosing Strategic Lawyers

Ryan, 2023

Neo, 2023

The firm was able to provide me with the detailed advice that I needed in relation to a very unusual issue involving the plan of subdivision on a small owners corporation. Strategic Lawyers is highly recommended! 5 Stars

Neo, 2023

Giana, 2023

Strategic Lawyers Townsville is highly recommended for all of your legal needs. Look no further for the best in the industry. They were the best legal counsel for my partner’s ongoing court case. They came along and did what they do best, and we won. Thanks for everything you’ve done!

Giana, 2023

Cahya, 2023

We were so satisfied with Strategic Lawyers that we used them again for a title issue on our property as well as conveyancing work when the property was sold. Support this local law firm, they know their stuff!

Cahya, 2023

Blake, 2023

I’ve been dealing with Strategic Lawyers Townsville, and so far I’m very pleased with the approach, clarity, and speed with which they handle things. I had been looking for a family and business lawyer in the area for quite some time, and I believe I have finally found what I was looking for!

Blake, 2023

Val Waszkiewicz, 2018

I think the fix fee is brilliant. No nasty surprises at payment time. The staff are friendly and very helpful and speak in a language that you can understand clearly. I would recommend their services to anyone

Val Waszkiewicz, 2018

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