Newcastle Criminal Lawyers

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A high rate of success in all types of criminal charges.

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Over 50 years of combined experience

Success in Courts Australia-Wide

Office located within the Newcastle CBD

  • We Fight to Win Your Case

Why choose us?


Our Criminal Lawyers in Newcastle deal with a wide variety of criminal and traffic matters, including:

  • Assaults, including police assaults, resisting police, domestic violence and AVOs and serious violence offences,
  • Firearms and Weapons Offences,
  • Possession, Supply and Importation of Prohibited Drug offences,
  • Sexual and Indecent Assault offences,
  • Using carriage service offences,
  • Fraud offences

We are also experts in all types of traffic matters, including:

  • Drink Driving and Drug Driving,
  • Licence appeals (against the Roads and Maritime Services),
  • Section 10 “no conviction” applications,
  • Habitual Traffic Offender Declarations

What Makes Us Different?


We offer a ‘fixed price’ policy on almost all of our criminal matters, ensuring that there are no surprises and hidden costs.

Our first consultation is free, regardless of the type of case, and are happy to speak to you over the phone if you just need some quick advice.

Contact us today on 1300 595 299 or send us an online enquiry.

Newcastle Office


The LY Newcastle office is conveniently located in the Newcastle CBD. Contact us today on 1300 595 299. Our local team is here to help you.

Tel: 1300 595 299
Address: Globex Building, Level 1, 19 Darby Street, Newcastle CBD, NSW 2300
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Our client was charged with driving under the influence of drugs (cannabis).

The police Facts Sheet stated that our client smoked cannabis at 5:30 am then drove at 12 pm of the same day.

Whilst driving, our client had an accident in which he sustained injuries. Upon being stopped by police our client was breath tested and returned a reading of 0.00. He was conveyed to hospital for his injuries and was observed by police having blood shot eyes and being ‘dazed, drowsy, and with slow speech’.

This prompted police to question our client about his cannabis use, to which he admitted to having used that morning.

A blood test revealed our client had present delta-9-THC less than 0.005mg per letre of blood and delta 9-THC- acid 0.026 mg per letre of blood.

Our solicitors obtained expert evidence from a psychologist that found the level of cannabis in our client’s blood could not have impaired our clients driving ability. In light of this evidence, we advised our client to plead not guilty and take the matter to hearing.

At the Downing Centre Local Court hearing before Magistrate Gilmour, the prosecution submitted expert evidence that our client was influenced by THC to the extent that his ability to drive was affected. Our solicitor submitted our psychologists report giving evidence contrary to the prosecution. The conflicting expert evidence was enough to cast reasonable doubt over the issue.

Her Honour found our client not guilty. An excellent result achieved by our dedicated solicitors.

Our client instructed our firm that a disqualification would have a detrimental effect on her family life, particularly on her child who was required to attend regularly medical treatment.

The matter proceeded before Magistrate Swaine at Fairfield. Our solicitor argued that our client had smoked cannabis a number of days prior to the offence and was not aware that cannabis can last in the blood for up to six weeks. Furthermore medical evidence was presented regarding our clients need to drive her child to medical appointments.

It was further argued our client’s good character and remorse would enable the court to be lenient on this occasion and not record a conviction

The court agreed and placed our client a bond pursuant to Section 10. No conviction meant no penalty or disqualification.

Our client was charged with driving with a illicit drug in her blood. This is a serious charge which carries a 6 months disqualification upon conviction. Furthermore our client was on her provisional licence and had her child in the vehicle at the time of the offence.

Our client instructed our firm that a disqualification would have a detrimental effect on her family life, particularly on her child who was required to attend regularly medical treatment.

The matter proceeded before Magistrate Swaine at Fairfield. Our solicitor argued that our client had smoked cannabis a number of days prior to the offence and was not aware that cannabis can last in the blood for up to six weeks.

Furthermore medical evidence was presented regarding our clients need to drive her child to medical appointments. It was further argued our clients good character and remorse would enable the court to be lenient on this occasion and not record a conviction

The court agreed and placed our client a bond pursuant to Section 10. No conviction meant no penalty or disqualification.

Our client appeared at Downing Centre Local Court charged with driving whilst under the influence of a prohibited drug. He came before the Court as a young man with a terrible traffic record, having been suspended 9 times in the short time he held a licence and having 13 speeding fines on his record.

Our client had a special need for a licence and showed he could change his ways having committed no offences since his last suspension other than the offence which brought him before the Court and having completed the traffic offender Program.

Our solicitors managed to negotiate the facts with the Police and with a well prepared case was sentenced to a good behaviour bond with no conviction and no disqualification for a period of twelve months.