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Criminal Lawyers

Our expertise is your best defence


Criminal Lawyers

Our expertise is
your best defence


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.

Emma Turnbull Lawyers are specialist criminal lawyers who represent clients privately and in some circumstances with Legal Aid Funding.

Our expertise has seen us accepted as a member of Victoria Legal Aid’s exclusive criminal law indictable crime panel. This means that if you meet their financial tests and your criminal charges meet their merit test, we can assist you via state funding in your case.

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, have all been award Accredited Specialist status.

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; pre-interview advice, bail applications for all criminal charges, Jury trials, Appeals, Intervention Order

Testimonials & Awards

Firm Directors Emma Turnbull, Adrian Lewin and Partner Manny Brennan 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

Specialists in 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

Violence, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory
Aged Care Quality and Safety

Emma Turnbull Lawyers
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Fabio GasperiniFabio Gasperini
10:25 23 Apr 23
I was assisted by Nikhil Sood, an incredibly humble man with a lot of character, energy, and legal skills. He was absolutely effective and helped me win my case in a swift way. I could not recommend him more. I owe Nikhil a big "THANK YOU, BRO", it's been an honour having you as my lawyer.
Jamie SommerJamie Sommer
01:03 10 Apr 23
I dealt with Theo who was very professional, passionate and a great communicator. It made my matter easy and would definitely recommend them.
isam hamadisam hamad
12:47 28 Feb 23
Emma’s firm represented me today in court, they’ve been absolutely amazing from the initial meet to the final outcome result. We won the case with flying colours, Emma performed exceptionally well, words can not describe the absolute transparency, integrity and honesty they’ve shown along the way. I recommend this firm highly, I am pleased to say firms like this exist today and individuals like Emma. My absolute satisfaction with your services.
Izzy CruzIzzy Cruz
07:19 13 Feb 23
Emma absolutely smashed my first case with her. She presented her argument to the prosecution before the court date and they withdrew the charges. Cant ask for a better result
mo toemo toe
01:46 21 Oct 22
I had a case in court and I was represented by one of the professional layers of the Emma Turnbull layers Melbourne, to be specific Mr. Chrisant. I couldn’t have asked for a better representation and outcome that this. He managed to negotiate and have the matter completely withdrawn before the honourable Judge. Mr. Chrisant’s level of communication and commitment to my case was excellent. I would definitely recommend anyone needing assistance with legal issues or problems to first contact them. I’m very pleased with the services they have rendered to me.Thanks
mia robinsonmia robinson
00:28 10 Oct 22
Joseph Adamo recently supported me in my case and was absolutely phenomenal. He was thorough, thoughtful and attentive. He made me feel calm and comfortable throughout the duration of my case and worked incredibly hard to give me the best possible outcome. I'm so greatful to have had him supporting me and would definitely recommend him to anyone in need.
06:12 29 Sep 22
I highly recommend Emma Turnbull Lawyers, specifically Brenda who represented my son she was absolutely fantastic. She always kept my son and I updated with everything we needed to do . We will be forever grateful for everything that she has done and for making my son and I feel at ease with everything. The outcome was better that we expected. Thank you so so much Brenda . Anthony & Frances
Jake CouzensJake Couzens
09:16 19 Sep 22
Joseph and the team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers are Amazing! When no one else thought it was possible for me to keep my license after some serious driving charges, Joseph did it. Joseph was in constant contact with me every step of the way no matter what time of the day or night. His positive approach and caring nature reassured me that there was more than just hope for a good outcome. A fantastic team all round!! Thanks Joseph