Melbourne’s Best Criminal Lawyers
Our industry knowledge and expertise is your best defence

Victoria’s Leading Criminal Law Specialists

Expert defence advocates.

Experienced. Specialist. Proven.

Whether you are pleading guilty or contesting charges, our lawyers will fight for the best result in your case. 

Our results speak for themselves.

For most people being interviewed by police and being charged with a criminal offence is their first interaction with the criminal justice system. The experience is inevitably distressing, confusing and for those remanded in custody for the first time, a life changing experience. Knowing where to go, what to do, what to say, what not to say are all critical decisions that can impact on the direction your case takes. We are here to help.

Emma Turnbull Lawyers is a specialist criminal defence law firm that employs a large team of dedicated advocates who can assist you in defending yourself in the criminal justice system. If you have not yet been charged or interviewed by police, we can assist you in attempting to avoid charges from arising. Our expert legal advice and involvement at an early stage has assisted countless clients to avoid a simple misunderstanding or civil dispute becoming a criminal investigation. 

If you suspect you need a lawyer – you do need a lawyer. 

Why choose us?

We are Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law with the Law Institute of Victoria. We are not a jack of all trades firm, we are specialists, experts at what we do.
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What we do

As expert defence lawyers who are also accredited criminal law specialists we appear in all matters in the Criminal Justice System,
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Testimonials & awards

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Specialists in Court and Royal Commission Advocacy.
Our lawyers appear in all Courts in the Victorian Criminal Justice System and Nationwide in Royal Commission Hearings

Emma Turnbull Lawyers have provided advice, assisted with submissions and represented witnesses in Public Hearings relating to the following recent Royal Commissions

Drink and Drug driving

It is very important to obtain proper legal advice before you go to Court for a drink or drug driving offence.

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Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession

Turnbull Lawyers has a particular niche in the defence of drug cases.

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Crimes of Violence

Turnbull Lawyers have one of the most significant violent crime defence practices in Victoria.

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Sexual offences

The team at Turnbull Lawyers have extensive experience in the successful defence of sexual related offences.

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Fraud, Theft and Dishonest Offences

Corporate and white collar crime is a complex area of law that transcends between traditional commercial and criminal law boundaries.

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Intervention and Personal Safety Orders

Emma Turnbull Lawyers offer advice and representation to both Applicants and Respondents in Intervention Order Applications before the Magistrates’ Court ...

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Member Of The Law Institute Of Victoria


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