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.

Dedicated criminal lawyers in Melbourne and Ballarat.

Whether you are pleading guilty or contesting charges, our criminal 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 one. 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 law firm that employs a large team of dedicated criminal lawyers who can assist you in defending yourself in the justice system. If you have not yet been charged or interviewed by police, we can assist you in attempting to avoid criminal 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. Firm Directors Emma Turnbull, Adrian Lewin and Partner Manny Brennan, together with Senior Criminal Lawyer Maddie Carroll have all been award Accredited Specialist status.
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What we do

Operating primarily out of our Melbourne CBD office, our accredited criminal law specialist lawyers appear in all matters in the Criminal Justice System, including:

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Testimonials & awards

Firm Directors Emma Turnbull, Adrian Lewin and Partner Manny Brennan, together with Senior Criminal Lawyer Maddie Carroll are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Criminal Law Specialists. This Nationally recognised assessment and certification program is designed to assist you in identifying a criminal law expert when selecting a lawyer to defend your criminal charges.

Visit our testimonials and awards page to learn more about our industry awards and recognition.

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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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