If you are accused of a crime or are under investigation

We are able to act for you in criminal law proceedings in any court, or indeed before a matter reaches court.  The cornerstones of our service are a thorough understanding of your matter and our capacity to provide experienced practitioners to advise and appear for you at all stages of any criminal law and related proceedings.

We can represent you in court and where necessary, can also arrange for suitable barristers to advise and assist you.  We can also facilitate your access to a comprehensive suite of support services and alternatives to dealing with criminal charges through the traditional court processes.

For fellow practitioners

As seasoned criminal lawyers in Melbourne, we are able to accept instructions to appear for and/or assist with the criminal law needs of your clients.  Whether you have a long­-standing commercial law client with an isolated need for criminal law assistance, are unable to act due to conflict or prefer not to engage in appearance work, we are here to help.

At Parke Lawyers we strive to provide our services in a way that achieves the best possible outcomes for clients while developing and maintaining the respect of the court, other parties and other practitioners. We are also mindful of existing relationships you may have with clients whom you refer and we are not in the business of ‘poaching’ clients.

For prosecutors

Our criminal law practitioners are available to assist with advocacy, appearances and strategic advice on the conduct of prosecutions, including private prosecutions.

We can apply our experience in defending clients to advise and appear for prosecutors and maximise the prospects of a successful prosecution.  We can assist you go to beyond a formula and passive approach taken by many prosecutors and can assist with persuasive and effective advocacy.

For victims and survivors of crime

We are able to assist victims and survivors of crime looking for advice and representation to ensure their safety, particularly in respect of violent crimes and seeking appropriate compensation.

For witnesses

If you have witnessed something that may be a criminal offence, or if you are an expert in your field and called upon to give evidence in a criminal law matter, you may find yourself confronted by legal and ethical questions.  Depending on your relationship or past dealings with a party to a criminal law proceeding, you may need some advice to help you understand your rights and obligations.

We can advise you as to your legal position and also assist you in accessing any support services or sources of advice that may help you in understanding your position, and possible role in court.

For more information about criminal defence lawyers and our services, contact us.

Your Criminal & Traffic Law Team

Jim Parke
Tahereh Rouhipour
Danielle Henderson
Gaji Rajapakshe

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