At Athena Law we understand that facing an investigation or prosecution for a criminal offence is an incredibly stressful, worrying and confusing time. Whether you’re being implicated in a minor crime or something much more serious and complex, you should seek legal advice to help deal with your situation and protect your interests.
If you seek assistance with an impending or current investigation, our professional team of criminal defence solicitors, offer a discreet and sensitive service. You can contact us by calling 07 4179 0700 or by completing the online contact form.
Our criminal defence services include;
We have expert criminal solicitors that appear all over Queensland in all areas of criminal law including:
- Burglary Offences
- Cyber Crime Offences
- Cyber Fraud
- Driving Offences
- Drug Offence
- Identity Theft & Identity Fraud
- Minor Offences and the Magistrates’ Court
- Murder and Manslaughter
- Piracy & Copyright
- Robbery Offences
- Sexual Offences
Why choose Athena Law to represent you?
Our Criminal Defence team has over 30 years of experience providing services to our clients in all manners of minor and serious crimes, so we know the importance of seeking advice at the earliest possible time. Our expertise allows us to deliver the best service possible, so we can work towards your interests and the right outcome for you.
We will provide you and your family with the support they need during this often distressing time, explaining the legal process in terms that are easy for you to understand. Also, if funding is going to be an issue, we can provide information on legal aid options.
Our long established Crime Team are highly respected in the field of Criminal Defence. The firm undertakes both private and legal aid work throughout Queensland.
If you have been accused of committing any crime do not hesitate in contacting us at Athena Law on 07 4179 0700.
Most Criminal proceedings begin with contact from the police. You may be arrested and taken to a police station for questioning. When you arrive at the station you have the legal right to ask the police to contact us immediately. We will be able to attend at the station to represent you. This will be FREE of charge in ALL cases.
Maybe the police will contact you and ask you to attend at the station voluntarily to be interviewed. Contact us at that point even if you think the matter is quite trivial (we can even attend free of charge for some motoring offences). Again we will be able to attend at the police station with you and once again this will be FREE of charge in ALL cases.
REMEMBER It is your legal right to have a solicitor present when the police formally question you whether under arrest or not.
Our team of experts recognize that it is essential that your rights are protected from the outset of any criminal investigation. We have years of experience in all areas of Criminal Law from shoplifting to murder.
We will be there to assist you from the earliest stages of the police Investigation through to its conclusion at either the Magistrates, District or Supreme Court.
Police Station Advice
OUR ADVICE AT THE POLICE STATION IS FREE AND INDEPENDENT. PLEASE RING US IMMEDIATELY FOR ADVICE IF THE POLICE HAVE CONTACTED YOU OR ARRESTED YOU.
24 HOUR POLICE STATION NUMBER: 07 4179 0700
At Athena Law our team has been advising our clients at the police station for over 30 years. We have a dedicated team which offers advice at any police station, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
Attending the Police Station can be a daunting experience. It is important that you have a legal representative with you when you attend at a Police station, so that you have someone with you to protect your interests from the outset.
You may be arrested or asked to attend for a voluntary interview at a Police Station. You are entitled to have a solicitor present with you, for any interview, at any police station. You should never agree to be interviewed without any legal representation.
However trivial or minor you might think the allegation might be, always ask for us to attend too.
It will not delay your time at the Police station by having a solicitor, in fact often it will be quite the opposite. Here at Athena Law, we are ready to attend any Police Station anywhere even at short notice.
If you have been arrested, as part of the initial process, you should be informed of a right to have independent legal advice and it is important you make the decision at this point and then inform the Police that you wish them to call us. They are legally obliged to do so.
Once we are contacted by the police we will speak to you on the phone and then attend Police station when the police are ready for the interview.
On many occasions, the Police have asked people to attend police station for ‘a chat’ or to attend police station ‘to give your version of events’. These interviews are known as voluntary interviews and even though you are not under arrest, they are still formal interviews which are conducted under Caution. If you are asked to attend for an interview, contact us immediately and we will attend the interview with you.
At the Police station we will obtain information from the officer about the allegation and we will assess the strength and weakness of their evidence. We will then have a private consultation with you and advise you on the best course of action for the interview. We will sit through the interview with you and ensure that the police interview you in accordance with the current rules and regulations.
After the interview, the Police can do the following:
- Take No Further Action
- Charge you with the offence
- Notice to Appear with the offence
Once the interview has finished, we will report the outcome to you and, if the investigation is ongoing, we will monitor it on your behalf and keep you up to date.
If you would like any advice on criminal or motoring offences. Please speak to any member of the criminal department.