Legal Services

Criminal Lawyers Cairns

At Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our reputation for honest, reliable and professional legal services, so you know you can count on us when you need a criminal lawyer in Cairns.

Criminal Lawyers Available 24/7

If you are dealing with criminal convictions, Commonwealth Offences or any other aspects of the legal system, consult with the criminal lawyers at Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers. You can rely on our team for much-needed insight.

We have a phone number available to call 24/7. So, if you have recently been arrested or require advice in the middle of the night, please call 0418 773 738. Our team understands the importance of giving clients immediate access to expert legal assistance from start to finish.

Experienced Criminal Lawyers In Cairns

If you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer after being accused of a crime, give us a call today. We have extensive experience and knowledge to best represent you in all manners of criminal cases, from offences such as public nuisance and drink driving, to burglary/stealing, fraud, murder, rape, drug possession/trafficking/supply and more.

We treat all of our clients with dignity and respect, so no matter what legal battle lies ahead, we will be by your side offering the very best legal advice.

Our team of expert criminal lawyers in Cairns are available 24/7 and you can count on us whenever you need representation or counsel.

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Common Criminal Offences

Have you been charged with a criminal offence in Cairns? The experienced solicitors at Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers have the knowledge to provide you with expert legal assistance.

We have over 30 years of experience and our track record is outstanding. Whether you have been charged with a traffic offence or criminal offence, called in or detained for questioning or need general advice, you can rely on our experienced Cairns lawyers.

Our firm offers representation and advice for offences of all types, including drug charges, assaults, sex offences, murder/manslaughter and all categories of fraud.

If you have already been involved in the legal system and have offences related to the administration of justice, such as perjury or perverting the course of justice, we also provide legal assistance and representation.

Due to the serious nature of criminal charges, it is best to start off with the right representation. We have worked on numerous criminal law cases with great success, and take the time to ensure we fully familiarise ourselves with your unique situation to provide first class service.

Book a consultation with our criminal defence lawyers in Cairns today.

Commonwealth Offences

Commonwealth countries have their own jurisdiction for prosecuting criminal matters. Some examples of Commonwealth offences include welfare fraud, drug importation and exportation, child exploitation and drug offences.

We are proficient in defence and litigation related to Commonwealth offences and can provide all manners of general advice if required. So, whether you are seeking immediate representation or just want to consult with our team before attending court or meeting with the police, Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers will provide solutions.

It’s important to get in-depth and honest advice from professional solicitors before navigating any Commonwealth legal processes. We offer fixed pricing on all of our services. This helps you to plan your legal defence accordingly, giving you a complete understanding of your budget.

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Cairns Lawyers

Police Questioning

If you are being questioned by the police in Cairns, remember first and foremost that you have a right to silence and can exercise that right accordingly. Speaking to the police without a solicitor present is not recommended. If you answer any questions the police ask you, or allow your property searched without a warrant, remember that you could incriminate yourself.

Solicitors understand the importance of statements made in these circumstances. Accordingly, it is in your best interests to contact a solicitor before speaking with police.

Our Cairns criminal lawyers can be contacted 24/7 and we strongly advise you contact Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers before speaking to the Police.

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Commonwealth Offences Australia

Why Hire A Cairns Criminal Defence Lawyer?

Whether you're guilty or innocent, everyone deserves legal representation of their choice. It's our job to present your side of the story in court. Should you be wrongly accused, we can help you prove your innocence.

However, even if you have committed a crime, you still deserve legal representation; and it’s our job to try to assist you to receive the most lenient sentence applicable in the circumstances, depending on the offences for which you’ve committed.

How Our Criminal Defence Services Work

At Mansia Bovey & Company Solicitors, we keep things simple. If you’re potentially facing criminal charges, the last thing you need is overcomplicated legal assistance.

The first thing we’ll do is meet with you to discuss your charges and provide you with initial advice. Our expert lawyers will talk to you sensitively and openly, offering expert legal advice.

Once we understand your circumstances, part of our advice is advising you of your options/ steps moving forward, including advising you on when to speak to the police and how much to say or advising you on outcomes of a guilty plea or defences to charges and trial-able issues. Our Cairns criminal defence lawyers will provide expert advices at every stage of your case.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today at Mansia Bovey & Company Solicitors to discuss your case with experienced professionals. It's our job to fight for your best interests, no matter who you are and what you've been accused of.

Call us any time, 24/7, to discuss your case in complete confidentiality with our criminal defence lawyers in Cairns.

Any Questions ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. 1 : The police want to question me. Do I have to answer their questions?

The short answer is no. In Queensland, you have the right to silence and you can exercise that right if police are wanting to question you in relation to an offence.

Just like in the movies, anything you say can be used against you as evidence in court. So, if you answer any questions the police ask you, remember that you could incriminate yourself further. Accordingly, it is in your best interests to contact a criminal lawyer before speaking with police. You can contact one of our solicitors 24/7.

Q. 2 : The police have conducted a search of my property. What happens now?

During the search of your property, the police may find certain things that they believe could be used as evidence against you and can seize the property. Any property that the police seize during the search should be listed on a Field Property Receipt which the police must give you a copy of.

The result of the search may lead to you or others being charged with offences. If your property has been searched by police, then you should contact our office immediately for advice.

Q. 3 : I've been arrested in the middle of the night, can you help?

Yes, we are available 24/7 on 0418 773 738 so we can provide immediate access to a legal expert who can help you with your case.

Q. 4 : What is the legal alcohol driving content in Queensland?
If you have a learner’s permit or restricted licence, you can’t drive with any alcohol in your system. This is also true if driving a truck, bus, or taxi. For an open licence, there is a 0.05 limit.
Q. 5 : How much will a criminal lawyer cost?

Legal fees can spiral when it comes to a criminal law case, so we have a transparent fixed fee for every stage of the process. Call us today for an initial consultation, where we can advise how much our criminal law services will cost and provide you with all of the relevant information so you can properly budget for your legal fees.

Q. 6 : What is your success rate in court?

Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers have extensive experience in all criminal law matters, and have been successful in defending clients in a range of complex and diverse criminal cases.

We can never guarantee an outcome, but with our extensive experience and legal knowledge, we are confident we can represent you to the very highest standards.