Streeton Lawyers is Sydney’s premier criminal law firm. Recognised as a First Tier Criminal Law Firm by Doyle’s Legal Guide every year from 2017 to 2023, the team of highly respected, dedicated professionals are committed to providing clients with exceptional service and representation.
“Justin and his team were simply outstanding. Kind, empathetic, knowledgeable and successful! Would not hesitate in recommending Streeton Criminal Lawyers to anyone in their hour of need.”
February 8, 2024
“I recently enlisted the services of Prudence Watts at Streeton Lawyers and was thoroughly impressed. She demonstrated exceptional legal expertise, communicated effectively, and provided strategic guidance throughout my case. The successful outcome is a testament to her professionalism and...
January 30, 2024
"Zoe, just a short note to say thank-you so much for your help and being able to reduce the suspension down to 4 weeks. It was stressing me out and the result will allow my business to move...
January 12, 2024
“The team at Streeton Lawyers, lead by Amanda were an absolute god send. Amanda’s judgement, calm and honest approach was equally matched by her thorough knowledge of the legal system and its relevant complexities. Amanda showed excellent skills in...
December 4, 2023
“We engaged Amanda Pappas at Streeton lawyers at the start of 2023. Her guidance, support and expertise were exceptional. She laid out clearly the process, what we would need to gather to support the case, and communicated with us...
November 30, 2023
“Would highly recommend Prudence and team. Prudence offered excellent advice/ assistance with prompt responses (also outside of working hours I’m sure) and achieved a fantastic outcome. Many thanks and appreciation!!”
October 31, 2023
The care and due diligence from Sheeza and the team in handling my case was nothing short of amazing. Sheeza herself was thorough and fiercely left no stone unturned while also being very sensitive to the nature of my...
April 13, 2023
I cannot recommend Aaron enough as a criminal lawyer. From the very start, he is prompt, professional, and incredibly hard-working. He takes the time to understand my case and explain the legal process to me in a way that...
April 11, 2023
Amanda Pappas from Streeton Criminal Lawyers is a professional and outstanding lawyer that shows empathy, has clear requests for information and instructions to follow, and studies all the specific facts that surround your case, in order to present a...
January 18, 2023
Couldn’t recommend Streeton lawyers enough, had a great experience with Amanda getting me a non conviction with a conditional behavior bond after my second drug possession offence. Very professional and gave me the best advice possible.
December 22, 2022
“Excellent personable and professional service from Amanda Pappas.”
October 22, 2022
“Justin is such a wonderful guy, very considerate and thoughtful. He always arranges all the issues under control. I definitely 100% trusted him and finally I got really good result in my case. I really appreciated that he helped...
October 18, 2022
“Firstly my advice upon consultation was absolutely spot on. I did everything that was suggested and subsequently I was put in the best position possible to be judged on. Communication, advice and service was great! Result was even better.”
July 22, 2022
“I had Sheeza Naz as my lawyer, and I must say she is really a dependable lawyer. Her way of handling the issue was extraordinary. Documentation was really smooth and easy as I followed all of her instructions. My...
October 13, 2021
“It was amazing to work with Streeton Lawyers, specifically Sheeza Naz. I had some issues I needed help with and Sheeza made sure I had the best chance possible as well as the best representation and surely enough we...
October 5, 2021
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At Streeton Lawyers, we do offer a first consultation free of charge for those who are considering engaging a lawyer. This consultation can be on the phone or in person.
If you have received any paperwork or electronic items from the police, it is important that you bring everything with you to your first consultation.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, the most important documents are the Court Attendance Notice (CAN) and the Police Fact Sheet. You may also have a Bail Acknowledgment or an Apprehended Violence Order, which you should also bring with you.
If the police provided you with a disc of your interview, or the interview of another witness, you should also bring that disc with you.
If you decide that you want Streeton Lawyers to represent you, we will need to email you a copy of our service agreement. You need to read, sign and send the service agreement back to us via email.
You will also need to pay a retainer into our trust account, which is a part-payment of the fees in your matter. This fee will vary depending on your matter.
If you have a simple Local Court matter, we may offer you a “fixed fee”. This means that you will be charged a fixed amount for the entirety of your matter, including advice, preparation and appearance at court.
If your matter is more complicated, or will be heard in a higher court, we will provide you with an estimate of our fees before you decide whether to engage us. After the initial retainer, the fees are payable incrementally as your matter progresses.
In Australia, lawyers are divided into solicitors and barristers. Barristers are specialists advocates who are usually engaged in more complex criminal matters, such as trials in the District Court. When a barrister is involved, the solicitor is responsible for liaising with the client and assisting the barrister to prepare the case.
In most Local Court matters and some District Court matters, a barrister may not be required. In these cases, the solicitor will prepare the case and speak on your behalf in court. If we think that you might need a barrister, we will advise you of this.
Most barristers will not represent clients without a solicitor being involved. If you contact a barrister directly, they may suggest that you engage a solicitor first. The solicitor can then “brief” the barrister on your behalf.
If there is a particular barrister that you want to represent you, the solicitor can brief that barrister on your behalf.
You are legally allowed to represent yourself in any court. You are also entitled to have a lawyer represent you in any type of criminal or traffic matter in New South Wales.
Representing yourself can be confusing and stressful if you are unfamiliar with the court system. The more serious your matter, the more likely it is that you will need a lawyer to represent you to prepare and present your case effectively. However, even with traffic and minor criminal offences, there are several benefits to having a lawyer.
A lawyer can provide you with advice on the strength of the case against you and what your legal options are. A lawyer will also help you to prepare material for your hearing or sentence, and will speak on your behalf when you go to court. This ensures that you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome.