Individuals and corporations are subject to sanctions under the Crimes Act 1961 And a number of other various acts and regulations.
Criminal offences are usually prosecuted by the state, may be determined by jury or a judge alone, and can have penalties ranging from small fines to long periods of imprisonment. Regardless of the type of offence, obtaining legal advice as soon as possible after the charge is issued is of critical importance.
Competent advice may not only assist in deciding on the correct plea, but a lawyer can also advise as to the circumstances which may give rise to mitigating factors, thereby resulting a reduced sentence. Often the real contest between the state and the offender isn’t as to guilt, but is instead the appropriate sentence to impose. Knowledge as to the finer points of the law is essential and something which Chris can assist with.