We represent clients in:
- In all criminal matters
- In summary offences, minor indictable offences, and major indictable offences
- In all criminal courts (Magistrates Court, Youth Court, District Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, Supreme Court
- Bail applications, committals, trials, and appeals
IN WHICH CRIMINAL COURTS
We represent defendants in criminal cases in the following courts:
- MAGISTRATES COURTS
- DISTRICT COURT
- SUPREME COURT
- COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL
- YOUTH COURT
IN WHAT TYPES OF OFFENCE?
The offences fall under 4 major classes
- Common offences
- Drug Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Traffic Offences
We provide services as criminal defence lawyers, in all aspects of criminal law:
- bail applications
- bail reviews
- guilty pleas
- trials in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court
In a trial, a court must decide what the facts are. A court makes its determination of what the facts are based on a consideration of the evidence that is presented to it.
There is no such thing as an easy trial, even for trials in the Magistrates Court. A trial involves a thorough knowledge of criminal procedure, rules of evidence, and court experience. These become more complex for trials in the superior courts (District Court and Supreme Court) which involve juries.
OPC has experienced defence lawyers who conduct trials in the Magistrates Court, and complex jury trials in the District Court and Supreme Court.
We carefully prepare for each trial and know the intricacies of the processes involved in both the Magistrates Court and in the superior courts.