Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers runs a large number of indictable matters in the County Court of Victoria, predominantly at the County Court of Melbourne, County Court of Geelong, County Court of Warrnambool, and the County Court of Ballarat. We are experienced County Court lawyers and have offices near all of these localities.
The County Court handles the majority of the serious criminal matters that cannot be heard in the lower courts. The only cases that cannot be heard in this Court are murder, treason and manslaughter. All other cases can and are often heard in the County Court. Sixty per cent of the matters that are heard in the County Court relate to sex offences. Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers run a large amount of sex offence jury trials each year.
It is Judges as opposed to Magistrates that sit in the County Court. Unlike the Magistrates’ Court, Judges will often preside over jury trials that are running in the County Court. The average time that a Jury trial will run is between 10 and 14 days. Jury trials are very complex, and only solicitors with significant expertise should have conduct of matters running in the County Court. For more information about the County Court process click here. To see information in relation to your County Court listing, click here.
Experienced County Court Trial Lawyers
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers are experienced criminal defence advocates and have significant experience running jury trials and pleas of guilty in the County Court. We brief only the best trial barristers and are listed on the VLA (Victorian Legal Aid) indictable panel. This means that we are one of a select group of law firms authorised to run indictable trials on Legal Aid grants. Some members of our firm are accredited as criminal law specialists; this means that they have undergone a rigorous three-part specialist exam and have been certified as specialists in the field of criminal law by the Law Institute of Victoria.
If you have a matter listed in the County Court, you should engage Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers because:
If you have a matter listed at the County Court, then your first call should be to Dribbin & Brown Criminal lawyers, experienced trial lawyers. Schedule an appointment today, and very quickly you will realise that you are in the right hands.