About North Shore Criminal Law

North Shore Criminal Law is a firm of Criminal Defence Lawyers in North Sydney on Sydney’s North Shore.

North Shore Criminal Law has over 20 years experience defending clients who have been charged with criminal offences ranging from traffic infringements to fraud to Assault and Apprehended Violence Orders.

North Shore Criminal Law’s defence lawyers appear very regularly in Local and District Courts in Sydney.

Being charged with a criminal offence can have serious consequences. We understand how important it is that you get the best possible outcome and we provide you with the legal advice and legal representation you need to achieve it. We explore all possible defences and we vigorously assert your rights.

Expert legal advice & court work

We specialise in criminal law

We are a firm of Criminal Lawyers with over 20 years experience advising and representing people (including young people) who have been charged with criminal and traffic offences and who have to appear in Courts across Sydney. Those years of experience appearing in Courts across Sydney, combined with our knowledge of Criminal Law and practice, and our familiarity with the Judges Magistrates and Prosecutors and Police in these Court enables us to provide you with the very best legal advice and representation so you get the best possible outcome.

We also have long-standing relationships with the best criminal law barristers, psychologists, psychiatrists and other forensic experts, and also with the organisers of the highly regarded Traffic Offender Programs and MERIT (drug and alcohol) program. We also have a very good record of achieving Section 10s for our clients.

Outstanding Legal Service

We strive to provide you with an outstanding legal service for you. We conduct a painstaking and meticulous examination of the prosecution case against you so as to reveal any weaknesses it may have, and we investigate and advise you about every possible viable defence available to you. We vigorously assert your rights in all situations. We give you advice about the strength of the prosecution case so that you can be fully informed when deciding whether to plead guilty or not guilty. We speak with the Police or other prosecuting authority on your behalf and can often get charges withdrawn this way. If you have not already been charged, it is sometime possible to persuade Police not to charge you at all.

We take time to understand what is important to you or your family. Often what is most important is avoiding a criminal conviction or avoiding a custodial penalty, or keeping your driving license. If you are in custody, or warrants have been issued for your arrest we vigorously pursue a grant of bail on your behalf by application to the Local Court and if necessary to the Supreme Court.

Careful preparation of your case

Not only do we prepare your case very carefully, but we also help you (and any witnesses you have) prepare for your case, explain to you what you can expect when you have go to Court and, if you need to give evidence, how you should give your evidence. And we answer any questions you have. We advise you about character references, if you need them and what you should wear when you go to Court. We take the time and care necessary to thoroughly prepare you and your case.

Available 24/7 on 0400 44 64 24

We can be reached by mobile phone and text message 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We attend Police Stations at any time of day or night, so if you have been arrested we can help you deal with the Police, give you advice, assert your rights and help you communicate with your family. Often Police will want you to take part in a Police interview and they will strongly urge you to agree to do so. We will advise you whether or not you should take part in a Police interview (our usual advice is that you should not) and we assert your right to refuse to take part in an interview if you choose not to.


Our legal costs are very competitive because we are a small firm, we have low overheads, and we operate efficiently. We can usually provide you with a fixed price quote for your case so there are no surprises. We appear in all Sydney Local and District Courts, particularly the Courts on the North shore being Manly Local Court and Hornsby Local Court. We also regularly appear as an agent for the clients of other law firms.

Discretion and confidentiality is assured

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. You will not find any of these comments on this website or anywhere else. Everything you tell, us and all our advice to you is held by us in the strictest confidence.

If you have been charged with an offence, or are seeking further information on a Criminal or Traffic legal matter, call North Shore Criminal Law on (02) 9955 2298 or our 24 hour Emergency Service on 0400 44 64 24.