Charged with an offence?

We specialise in Criminal Law

North Shore Criminal Law is a firm of Criminal Defence Lawyers located in North Sydney on Sydney's North Shore. We are just over the bridge from the Downing Centre Local Court.

William Vahl
Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law

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We regularly appear in the following courts in NSW:

Downing Centre Local Court
District Court at the Downing Centre 
Hornsby Local Court
Manly Local Court
Balmain Local Court
Burwood Local Court
Newtown Local Court
Waverley Local Court
Central Local Court
Parramatta Local Court
Bidura Children's Court
Parramatta Children's Court

Need urgent legal advice?

Talk to us before you talk to the Police

We are available for help and advice 24 hours a day 7 days a week on our 
24 Hour Emergency Service -
0400 44 64 24

We help clients who are facing criminal charges to achieve the best possible outcome by providing them with legal advice and legal representation of the highest standard and by vigorously asserting their rights.

Our strength is the quality of the lawyers at our firm and the understanding we have of the needs and values of Sydney's North Shore. William Vahl is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. He has been practicing in Criminal Law for more than 19 years. He is the only Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law on the North Shore.

In our experience people accused of criminal offences do significantly better if they get competent legal advice and representation at an early stage.

We have long-established relationships with the best Criminal Law barristers in NSW and also with Psychologists, Psychiatrists and other forensic experts which means we can assemble the most effective and formidable legal defence team for you.

Discretion & confidentiality
Many of our clients are referred to us by other clients who have been extremely satisfied with the service they have received. Over the years we have received very many kind comments and expressions of gratitude. Everything you tell us and all our advice to you is held by us in the strictest confidence.

Office: Level 3, 66 Berry Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 + View Map

Call us for help

  • If you need advice about how you can avoid a criminal conviction

  • If the Police want to interview you and you don't know what to do
  • If you've been charged with a criminal or traffic offence and you need advice about whether you have a defence to the charge
  • If you have to go to Court for a criminal or traffic offence and need a lawyer to appear for you.
  • If you have been arrested and are being held at a Police Station
  • If you want the Police to withdraw a criminal charge or Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)
  • If you need to get bail
  • If you want to appeal