Our firm, Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers, is an accredited criminal law specialist firm in Somerville with an experienced staff of lawyers ready to assist you with your criminal defence needs. We have experience dealing with criminal law cases in many jurisdictions and courts, and you can trust our firm to get the job done.
Legal Services in Somerville
Assisting You in All Criminal Law Matters in SomervilleOur solicitors at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers Somerville assist in many criminal matters. Our firm’s lawyers have experience in Children’s Court, Magistrates’ Court, County Court, and Supreme Court, and we have experience handling many criminal offences, including drink driving, drug offences, matters involving traffic offences, bail applications, appeals, family matters, violence, assault, stealing, sex crimes, royal commission work, and sheriff and infringement warrants.
Lawyers at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers have extensive experience defending criminal cases. No matter if you are required to appear before the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court, or Victorian Court of Appeal, Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers are uniquely equipped to assist you.
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers in Somerville are knowledgeable about traffic laws and regularly deal with cases involving careless driving, traction loss, driving with a suspended licence, and both drug and drink driving. Our traffic lawyers may be able to help you keep your driver’s licence, reduce jail time, or get your charges withdrawn.
Drink driving cases are often handled by our team at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers. Our lawyers have defended clients who have been charged with driving under the influence (“DUI”), driving whilst intoxicated (“DWI”), and other drink driving matters in the Frankston Magistrates’ Court. We have the experience that you can trust.
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers has a team of lawyers that specialise in representing clients dealing with drug offences. These offences range from small possession charges in Magistrates’ Court to severe offences including trafficking charges. Drug charges can result in serious consequences for those accused. It is important to choose a lawyer you can trust to represent you in these matters.
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Why Choose Us
Leading Criminal Law Firm in Somerville
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers, founded by David Dribbin and Michael Brown, is a firm you can trust. We provide clients with the best representation available in criminal matters. Our firm is made up of Law Institute Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyers, and we have over 100 years of firm experience dealing in both traffic law and criminal defence law. Our team unequivocally demonstrates attention to detail, top-notch advocacy, forensic judgement, and excellent customer service for all of our clients.
Criminal Defence Lawyers Serving Somerville
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers is a well-known firm located in Melbourne, Ringwood, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong, Moorabbin, Ballarat, and Werribee. Our firm specialises in criminal law, and our lawyers are highly experienced criminal defence advocates. As such, our firm has developed excellent relationships with Victoria’s trial barristers. We also understand and embrace the concept of customer service. We care for our clients, and we work to achieve outstanding results for our clients.
Best Criminal Law Firm & Defence Solicitors
The lawyers at Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers are the best solicitors in the field and provide high-quality legal representation. Our firm concentrates its practise on criminal law, traffic law, and intervention order law, and our solicitors attend the same courts regularly, which gives them an unmatched grasp on the court system and subject matter.
Frequently Asked Questions
To choose the best criminal defence lawyer, you should reach out to Dribbin & Brown if you are located in an area served by our firm. Provide our support staff with information about your criminal matter, and we can point you in the right direction and connect you with a lawyer that will best serve your needs. When determining if the lawyer is good for you, ask the lawyer any question you may have at the onset of the matter to ensure you are both on the same page about your representation.
The criminal defence lawyers at our firm in Somerville make certain that their clients have a voice in their matter and in the courtroom. Criminal defence lawyers complete the tasks that must be handled in criminal law cases. They may contact the courts and appropriate lawyers to resolve matters, examine the evidence, present arguments to courts demonstrating their clients’ innocence in the criminal matter, or negotiate with governing authorities to lessen repercussions.
The costs of hiring a criminal defence lawyer vary based on the case. Some matters are more expensive and take more time while other matters do not require as much time and legwork. At Dribbin & Brown, for Magistrates’ Court matters, we quote one fee for services rendered whenever possible – so you know exactly what your representation will cost at the onset. For cases in County and Supreme Courts, we do our best to clearly explain our fees at the beginning of the representation.
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers in Somerville can help you find a good criminal lawyer. Our firm specialises in criminal defence. We are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. by phone and email. Our firm is happy to offer phone appointments and video appointments to individuals who are unable to meet at our Somerville office in person. In these meetings, we will learn more about the legal issue you are dealing with and use this information to find you the best legal representation.
If you cannot afford the costs of a criminal lawyer, there are options available for you. Legal Aid is a government-funded service in Australia that provides free legal representation or advice to qualifying individuals. Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers welcome Legal Aid enquiries from individuals who are interested in receiving aid or have been approved to receive aid. On occasion, our firm works with clients that have received funding from the Legal Aid program.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, it is advantageous to hire a criminal lawyer in your suburb who specialises in handling criminal matters, i.e., a criminal defence lawyer. Lawyers that specialise in criminal defence will know the law governing your offence, and they will know the procedure of the local court system. Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers has a location in Somerville, and our firm can assist you with your criminal case today.
When you are charged with a criminal offence, you should hire a criminal lawyer the moment that you are charged. The earlier you get a lawyer on your team the better. If you are already past that initial point, then the time to hire a criminal lawyer is now! A lawyer can potentially make the process of dealing with a criminal matter smoother and pain-free.
When looking for a lawyer, it is important to ask questions to determine whether the lawyer is the best person to represent you in your criminal matter. The following questions may help you learn more about your potential representation and ultimately determine if the solicitor is a good fit for you.
- What outcomes typically result from these charges?
- Have you represented clients in similar cases?
- In what area of the law do you specialise?
- How long do matters of this nature typically take?
- What are your costs or hourly rates?
- How long have you been employed as a solicitor?