Criminal Offences Sydney Criminal Lawyers

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, you should contact our team of specialised criminal lawyers to assist you.


Having the right criminal law firm by your side is crucial when you’re facing criminal charges. Our criminal defence lawyers are here to provide you with top-notch service, rated 5 stars for their responsiveness, empathy, and non-judgmental approach. With a strong determination to win your criminal cases, it’s no wonder our expert defence team is highly sought after nationwide.


We firmly believe in the principle of “innocent until proven guilty,” leaving the judgment to the judge.


The links below expand on specific offence categories. 

There are various types of assault related offences, all of which vary in seriousness typically depending on the degree of harm inflicted on the alleged victim.


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Crimes of fraud or dishonesty committed against the Federal Government or its agencies are prosecuted under the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth). Conduct that amounts to fraud or dishonesty against Centrelink includes: 


  • Failing to report your income; 
  • Reporting incorrect earnings; 
  • Failings to report a change in circumstances; an 
  • Incorrectly declaring a relationship in order to derive extra benefits. 

Due to the common elements between incidents of Centrelink fraud, there are no specific offences and they are dealt with under the broad provisions as they relate to Commonwealth entities set out in the Criminal Code.


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There are various child sexual assault charges in NSW.


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The Drugs Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (DMTA) deals with several offences in relation to illicit drugs, including drug possession. Drug possession penalties may be dealt with summarily in the Local Court for offence under Division 1 or on indictment in the District Court under Division 2. How the matter is dealt with will depend on the type of drug and the quantity found. A list of prohibited drugs for the purposes of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act can be found in Schedule 1.


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Firearms and Weapons charges are treated very seriously by courts and are considered to very serious offences, leading to possibly full-time imprisonment if found guilty.


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The Crimes Act 1900 sets out several public justice offences which come under the definition of perverting the course of justice, which includes “obstructing, preventing, perverting or defeating the course of justice or the administration of the law”. It is important to note that in relation to serious indicatable offences and child abuse offences, the prosecution does not need to prove you had knowledge that the offence was a child abuse offence or a serious indicatable offence to prove your guilt.


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Homicide offences are covered by Part 3 Division 1 of the Crimes Act 1900 and broadly refers to the unlawful killing of another person. Homicide is generally referred to as either murder or manslaughter. In NSW there are also specific charges relating to child murder, infanticide and assault causing death.


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Robbery offences are set out under Part 4 Division 2 of the Crimes Act 1900. What distinguishes robbery from other stealing offences is that there is an element of assault that is involved.


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There are various types of sexual assault related offences, all of which vary in seriousness.


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There are various types of tax fraud related offences, all of which vary in seriousness.


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Under section 101.1 of the Criminal Code it is an offence to commit a terrorist act. A terrorist act is defined as an action that is done or a threat that is made with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause and the action is done or threat is made with the intention of:


  • coercing, or influencing by intimidation, the government of the Commonwealth or a State, Territory or foreign country, or of part of a State, Territory or foreign country; or
  • intimidating the public or a section of the public.

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If the police have charged you or a loved one, you must attend court. Appearing in court for a criminal charge is usually daunting. Let us help you make the process easier. Here are 10 reasons to choose our team of criminal lawyers from Lyons Law Group;


Result-focused criminal lawyers 


Our team will work to achieve the best result for you in the shortest time possible. However, we do aim to provide quality over quantity service to you. Our criminal lawyers appear in all criminal and traffic matters, including trials, sentencing, bail applications, and apprehended violence orders. We are a result-focused firm of lawyers.

At Lyons Law, we do not make any unrealistic promises for results. You will be advised on the most realistic results achievable in your case, including acquittals of all charges against you. Nevertheless, you can be sure that our team will work extremely hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you.


Proven Track Record


Our experienced defence lawyers are passionate about representing their clients and achieving the best outcome. Lyons Law is a team of solicitors who are dedicated, and with our support staff, you can be confident of the highest quality of legal representation. We have an exceptional track record of results. We provide our outstanding client service at an affordable rate for our clients.


Fixed Fees


We always let our clients know how much their cases will cost from the beginning. This makes it easier for them to decide whether or not they want to proceed with the case. Not only do we offer fixed fees for many types of criminal cases and services, but also free first phone consultations. In addition, our firm offers fixed fees applicable to a wide range of Local Court cases such as drink driving, fraud, drug possession, assault, and AVOs.


Free First Conference


For all of those individuals who are going to court, we offer a free first 15-minute phone conference with one of our senior criminal defence lawyer. It is best you email our office all your relevant documents before a conference so criminal lawyers can provide the best advice within that time frame.


Highly experienced criminal defence lawyer


Lyons Law Group is a highly experienced team of criminal lawyers. Our team is led by Mohammad Khan, who is one of the best criminal lawyers in Sydney. He has represented clients in some of Australia’s most high-profile cases and was under the direct tutelage of Australia’s leading criminal lawyer Adam Houda.


Moreover, our team has worked and successfully represented clients on highly complex trials and sentences in NSW.


Work closely with Australia’s leading criminal law barrister


We work closely with some of Australia’s leading criminal law barristers. Barristers are usually instructed in more serious matters, and their experience and input can be invaluable to your case. The barristers we regularly instruct range from Queen’s counsels, Senior counsels and highly experienced junior-senior counsels.


Specialist for District and Supreme Court trials


Our team of sydney criminal lawyers have worked on numerous District and Supreme Court trials in NSW. We have worked on extremely complex criminal law trials that require impeccable preparation and understanding of the law.


Specialist for bail applications in NSW


Lyons Law Group is a highly experienced team of bail lawyers. We have regularly obtained bail for clients for extremely serious charges that carry life sentences. For types of charges, bail is usually denied by a Court.


In house Experts


Our criminal lawyers have in-house investigators with decades of law enforcement experience and assist our team with process service, background checks, integrity testing, investigations, surveillance, and bug detection.


For the preparation of jury trials and defended hearings, these services can be utilised on behalf of our client to achieve the best result.


Appearance at all Courts in NSW


From Broken Hill to Waverly, our criminal lawyers appear in all courts throughout New South Wales.


If you wish to contact us or book your first free 15-minute phone conference, contact us on 0404479096 or send us an email at info@lyonslaw.com.au.

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