Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers have run a large number of indictable matters in the Supreme Court of Melbourne, Supreme Court of Geelong, Supreme Court of Warrnambool, and the Supreme Court of Ballarat. We are experienced trial lawyers and have offices near all of these locations.
The Supreme Court handles the most serious criminal matters that occur in Victoria. Charges that attract the inherent jurisdiction of this court include murder, manslaughter and treason. There is some crossover between the County and Supreme Courts, with the Supreme Court hearing more severe examples of offences than are heard in the County Court. It is the Crown (prosecution) that decide where a matter that is not murder, manslaughter or treason should be prosecuted. In rare cases, a Justice may elect not to hear a matter, depending on the charge and circumstances of the case, and send it back to the County Court.
Like the County Court, Judges preside over hearings in the Supreme Court. The average time that a Jury trial will run is approximately 21 to 28 days. The judges in the Supreme Court are called Justices. Trials held in this court are very complex and only solicitors with extensive expertise should have conduct of a matter running in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Experienced Supreme Court Trial Lawyers
Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers have run a number of murder and manslaughter cases, both running as trials and pleas of guilty. When representing clients in this court, we brief only the most experienced and talented barristers, as the ramifications of errors in this jurisdiction are incredibly severe, given that most charges which proceed here have maximum sentencing terms of life.
We are on the VLA (Victorian Legal Aid) indictable panel which means that our firm is one of a select group of firms that are permitted by VLA to represent clients charged with murder and manslaughter using VLA funding.
Our firm has a number of criminal law specialists; those that have passed their specialisation have undergone a rigorous examination and been accredited as specialists in the field of criminal law by the Law Institute of Victoria. As such, Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers are well positioned to represent clients in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
If you have a matter listed in the Supreme Court, you should retain Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers for the following reasons:
If you have a matter listed at the Supreme Court, then schedule an appointment today and very quickly you will realise that Dribbin & Brown Criminal Lawyers are the right lawyers to handle your matter.