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When to Call a Criminal Law Firm

KLM Solicitors

Nobody expects to get in trouble with the law, but if it should happen to you or somebody in your family, you should seek professional legal representation.

If you are wondering when the best time to call your lawyer is, the answer is, as soon as possible! 

Any time that you are detained, arrested by the police, or charged with a crime, is the right time.

If that happens, then you should do just what the movies have taught us.  Stop answering questions and explain that you won’t be saying anything more until you have your lawyer present.

If you don’t already have a lawyer, and let’s face it most of us don’t, then you should contact someone who can organise a reputable one for you.

It goes without saying that the sooner you call a criminal lawyer, the better your chances are for a more favourable outcome.  So make sure you definitely contact a lawyer in the following circumstances:

1. If there is the potential for you to receive a life changing punishment

Depending on the seriousness of the crime you have committed, there is the potential for the sentence or punishment you receive to have a real life altering impact.  A criminal lawyer works on your behalf to minimise the sentence or punishment and ensure that you receive a fair outcome.

2. When there is uncertainty or you need expert opinions

Sometimes the crime committed may be obvious with set penalties; however there may be potential mitigating factors that could help your defence. This can make your case quite complex and uncertain. 

This complexity may also mean that expert witness opinions are required to be tendered to the court. Without an experienced criminal lawyer, you won’t be able to submit the defence you need.

3. If the other side has a lawyer

If your case involves another party, they will more than likely have appropriate representation and be well prepared. It is important that you ensure that you have the same representation.  It doesn’t matter if you are guilty or not, you still have the right to a criminal lawyer.

The Benefits of hiring a Criminal Law Firm 

Once you have engaged a criminal lawyer, you will have the benefits of:

  • Reduced stress and worry
  • Minimised exposure to risk
  • Support during interviews
  • Help with bail applications
  • Evidence that is presented correctly
  • Weaknesses in the opposition case are identified
  • Help to avoid imprisonment.


In Australia, you are entitled to represent yourself, but it’s probably not the best course of action. Do you know your rights and how to protect them? If the answer is no, then you should call a criminal lawyer.

Experienced Criminal Lawyers Brisbane

KLM Solicitors is an award-winning Brisbane criminal law firm, with offices in the Brisbane CBD, Nundah, Cleveland and also Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, in close proximity to the law courts. 

If you find yourself or a family member in need of representation, please contact us today

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