Recognised as a First Tier Criminal Law Firm by Doyle’s Legal Guide in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and with Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law, our lawyers provide exceptional representation. Based in Sydney, we attend all courts throughout NSW. Professional, ethical and experienced, we are committed to providing you with outstanding service and representation.
“I would like to thank Streeton Lawyers and specifically Sheeza Naz for the help, advice and support to win my appeal. Very professional, straight to the point and honest with the potential outcome of the appeal, I will always...
July 21, 2021
“Highly recommend Aaron who helped have my case dismissed from court with no conviction and no fine. Very happy with the service.”
March 9, 2021
“Streeton’s responded immediately to my need for legal support, in a matter that I had no experience or understanding, Maxine was quickly assigned to my case to help me through the ordeal. She was totally professional and used meticulous...
March 9, 2021
“Recently I thought I might have been in trouble with the Police and contacted Streeton Lawyers and one other firm. With Streeton I was impressed from the first contact with the receptionist and subsequently I spoke with Adam Faro....
January 5, 2021
“Maxine was non-judgmental, professional, competent and had a good sense of humour. I was really happy with Maxine from the initial call. She had given me an honest evaluation of my matter and went above & beyond in terms...
December 15, 2020
“My experience with Streeton Lawyers was excellent. I submitted an online enquiry and was called back by Aaron within the hour. He was able to clearly explain the options available to me in regards to my traffic matter and...
October 7, 2020
“Streeton offers professional service with a personal touch. Maxine was patient, kind and thorough. The very first phone call was informative and reassuring, as were the ones that followed.”
October 6, 2020
“Adam and the team at Streeton were simply fantastic. From my first contact through to a successful conclusion, the professionalism was outstanding. Advice was realistic about options and possible outcomes. Adam was clear and patient when explaining complex legal...
September 30, 2020
“I would like to strongly recommend Streeton Lawyers for any small or large legal matters. Their professionalism and genuine care really helped me through to get the best possible result in a difficult situation. I would like to especially...
September 16, 2020
“Had an awesome experience with Streeton, they were extremely prepared and professional! Wouldn’t go anywhere else, got the results that we wanted and would recommend to everyone! Thank you Maxine!”
September 11, 2020
“Can’t thank Adam enough for helping me through. He remained realistic and made the whole process as painless as possible with a great result. I highly recommend Adam and Streeton to anyone in need.”
August 31, 2020
“I would love to thank Adam & Tyrah for helping reducing my sentence!! If you are looking for great lawyers & and a reduced sentence these 2 are the best!!! Extremely happy with my results.”
August 31, 2020
“Great service received by Justin Wong, dealt with the matter perfectly, got me out of a situation in which I thought I couldn’t get out of! Thanks!”
July 7, 2020
“Justin and the rest of the team at Streeton Lawyers are highly professional and worth every penny. Justin has defended me in multiple cases and I have always got a better outcome than expected, so if you’re looking for...
July 2, 2020
“A huge thank you to Adam Faro for representing us. He was so professional, reliable and thorough, he really knows his stuff. We really appreciate all you did for us and it was a great result!”
June 19, 2020
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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 us 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.