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When only the best criminal defence will do, Melbourne chooses Leanne Warren & Associates. An accredited criminal law specialist for over 23 years, Leanne Warren leads an experienced team of lawyers dedicated to getting the best possible result for clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences.
Whilst our office is currently closed, the team at Leanne Warren and Associates continues to work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that high quality legal representation and advice is available to all of our clients. Our Solicitors are working remotely and are available to provide expert legal advice via telephone during the current restrictions and in person when required. We remain dedicated to ensuring all of our clients receive the best possible service during this uncertain time. Should you require advice or legal representation, please contact our office.
Criminal Defence Lawyers Melbourne
Dedicated Melbourne criminal law specialists, Leanne Warren & Associates are renowned for their expertise in defending criminal charges from drink driving to murder. With experience in the Children’s, Magistrates’, County Courts, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and High Court, our expert team help you to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances.
The lawyers at Leanne Warren & Associates have over 50 years experience in criminal law combined, to provide clients with the best legal representation in Victoria.
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The sex offender’s register is a central information register for the storage of data on individuals who have been convicted of registrable sex offences. Anyone who has been convicted of a registrable sex offence may have their information and personal details stored on the register.
Drink driving charges can be tricky to navigate, as there are various offences and penalties that fall under the umbrella of ‘drink driving’. New mandatory penalties to be introduced in early 2018 will make Victorian Traffic Law arguably the harshest in Australia.
There are numerous myths on disputing a speeding fine. The simple rule is that if you are caught exceeding the speed limit, you are guilty of an offence. The penalties for speeding are based upon the amount you exceed the speed limit.
Under Victorian law, it is an offence to intentionally cause the destruction of, or cause damage to property belonging to another. It is a defence to a charge of destroying or damaging property if you had a ‘lawful excuse’ to do so.
Whilst the offence of Forgery no longer exists, it is an offence to knowingly falsify, or misrepresent, documents. Falsifying a document means to make a document appear to be genuine, such as if it was authorised, signed or created by someone who did not actually authorise, sign or create it.
In Victoria, the most common charge relating to possession of drugs is possession of a ‘drug of dependence’. The legislation differentiates between types and amounts of drugs, providing several other categories of offences, relating to possession, use, production and trafficking.