Criminal law


Weighbridge Lawyers represents individuals facing a variety of criminal and traffic offences

We understand how distressing criminal charges may be. Our purpose is to help you feel well represented and achieve the best possible outcome. We will guide you through the legal process, making your options clear and providing you with comprehensive legal guidance.


Criminal charges can have significant consequences on your job, visa status, finances and your ability to travel overseas.  If you find yourself under investigation, or charged with an offence that requires you to go to court, it is essential that you obtain advice from an experienced lawyer who specialises in criminal laws and processes, as soon as possible.


Types of matters we can help you with


Criminal offences

  • Assault charges

If you have been the victim of an assault or are facing charges of assault, we can help you in ensuring your legal rights are preserved and will give you the information and assurance you need to proceed through your case and get your desired outcome. If you’re thinking of pressing charges or are currently facing charges, we would like to help you. Call us today.


  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO)

An AVO is an order made by the court to protect someone who fears intimidation, harassment, future violence or threats to their safety by another person. They are sometimes called restraining orders or protection orders.


An AVO is not a criminal charge, rather it is an order for your future protection. An AVO will place restrictions on the other person’s behaviour so that they must not assault, harass, stalk, intimidate or threaten you or any person with whom you are in a domestic relationship with, including your children. We can assist you in applying for an AVO or defending an order made against you.


Traffic offences

  • Drink Driving offences – Including Low to High Range Drink Driving
  • Driving under the Influence (DUI)
  • Negligent Driving
  • Appeals of licence suspension and demerit decisions by the Police or the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
  • Red Light Camera Offences
  • Speeding Offences


While traffic offences are very common, it is a highly specialised area of the law and it is essential you contact a lawyer for legal advice and representation, even if you are not planning to fight the charges. We will be able to communicate with the Magistrate your unique personal circumstances so that there is a higher chance of you receiving the lowest possible penalty.



Straightforward, practical advice

Our experienced team will provide you clear, practical and comprehensive advice about your situation. We will be able to assist you with:


  • What your next move should be
  • How to properly prepare for court
  • Whether you should plead guilty or not guilty
  • What penalties you may be faced with
  • Whether you should appeal the court’s decision


We’re here to help. Call us today on (02) 9283 3065 to discuss how we can best assist you.