Murder is the most serious offence in the Crimes Act 1958. The maximum penalty is life imprisonment. There are alternatives to murder that incur lesser penalties and need to be explored depending on the merits of each case. These include defensive homicide and manslaughter.
Murder trials will always proceed in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Therefore it is important that you have the best murder trial defence lawyer in Melbourne available to you. Dribbin & Brown has offices located in five convenient locations in Ringwood, Moorabbin, Dandenong, Frankston, Geelong and the Melbourne CBD.
Barristers are always very interested in running murder trials. We have extensive relationships with barristers – both Queen’s and Senior Counsel – who regularly appear in the Supreme Court and have years of experience in murder trial defence.
This is important because the Crown is always well prepared with regard to any murder trial, so their preparedness must be counterbalanced by a competent and hardworking criminal law firm committed to achieving the best outcome for you.
Due to the serious repercussions of a finding of guilty, these matters are handled directly by one of our managing partners.
If you have been charged with murder it is vital you engage a legal representative urgently. If you are yet to be interviewed it is crucial you seek advice from an experienced murder trial defence lawyer before undertaking a record of interview.
If you or a loved one has been charged with murder, call our office and speak to one of the partners today for professional, diligent and compassionate service.
Click here (The Queen v Lamblin) to see a recent murder case we have dealt with. In this matter we worked hard to reduce the charges from murder to manslaughter – importantly at an early stage. The client received full credit, shaving years off his sentence.
The principal offender was charged with Murder whilst the client was charged with being an accessory to murder Read More
After viewing the brief of evidence and taking instructions it was clear that the Crown had a very strong case in relation to manslaughter Read More
I phoned Michael Brown of Dribbin and Brown after total disappointment in another criminal lawyer firm…
In my situation that required communication, information and a great deal of understanding, Dribbin and Brown were excellent.