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Assault and Violent Crimes

Emma Turnbull Lawyers have one of the most significant violent crime defence practices in Victoria. The team are in Court daily defending clients charges with all forms of alleged violence. Offences can include

  • Summary assaults
  • Affray
  • Armed robberies
  • Aggravated burglaries
  • Intentionally causing serious injury
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Conspiracy to murder

It is often the case that a client contacts our office after arrest advising that they have been interviewed by police and that “nobody asked what happened to me. I was assaulted first.” Our lawyers can provide you with the right advice to proceed through the police interview stage through the court process, preparing your matter with our expert lawyers.

Recent changes to the law have introduced a number of offences that have a mandatory prison sentence; aggravated carjacking and aggravated home invasion. It is essential that your defence to any of these offences is prepared properly from the beginning to minimise the risk of a mandatory sentence being imposed against you.

To view a selection of cases our lawyers have undertaken in this area, visit the cases page under the in the media tab above.

If you have been involved in a violent incident, are facing charges or the police want to interview you, make sure you speak with an accredited criminal law specialist first by contacting our office on (03) 9077 4834 or