Criminal Law

When a person is arrested or is under investigation for a criminal offence, it can be difficult to know what to do. The arresting officer may have told you that there is no hope of avoiding a conviction. The criminal charges you face may be so serious that you feel there’s no way to avoid years or even life in prison. The outcome of your Court case might be life changing, so give yourself the best possible chance with one of our traffic lawyers or criminal defence lawyers. With a competent criminal defence lawyer at your side, you can fight your charges.

The criminal lawyers at Shelly Legal can fully investigate your case in order to determine what can be done to protect your rights.

Whether this is your first arrest or you are facing serious charges we can still work together and develop a legal strategy that utilises the legal system in your favour. We will advise you of your rights, get you ready for your Court appearance and explain the Court procedures so you understand what’s happening. In Court, we will defend your case clearly and strongly to give you the best possible outcome. We regularly appear in all Local and District courts across New South Wales. We can also represent you at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Traffic and vehicle offences

Exceed the prescribed content of alcohol (drink driving), drive while disqualified or suspended, drive without a licence, other driving offences.

Acts intended to cause injury

including common assault, serious assault resulting in injury, stalking, serious assault not resulting in injury.

Justice procedure offences

breach of violence order, resist or hinder police, breach of bond, suspended sentence, or community service order.


including theft from retail premises, receiving or handling the proceeds of crime, theft of intellectual property

Illicit drug offences

possession, cultivation or dealing in illicit drugs

Public Order offences

disorderly conduct, criminal intent, riot and affray, liquor and tobacco offences, offensive language or behaviour, cruelty to animals.

Fraud offences

Obtaining benefit by deception, forgery of documents, dishonest conversion.

Property damage

Graffiti, fire and explosion.

Dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance (DUI), Dangerous or negligent driving.

Prohibited weapons

Misuse, unlawfully obtain or possess a prohibited weapon or explosive.

Sexual assault

Aggravated sexual assault, child pornography.


Murder, attempted murder, manslaughter.

Robbery, blackmail & extortion.


Offences under the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth).

Contact us about your specific legal needs.

Have you been charged? Are you a person of interest to police? Contact Shelly Legal for a confidential and discreet consultation with an experienced Parramatta Criminal Lawyer regarding your rights.

(02) 8854 0267