What is a Criminal Offence?General Crime & Serious Crime

The words crime or criminal refer to an unlawful act punishable by a government. Usually crime is an act harmful not only to a person or persons, but also to the broader community or the state. Such harmful acts are forbidden and can result in punishment being dispensed.

Criminal law is different to civil lawsuits in that a higher burden of proof is required, such as beyond a reasonable doubt, rather than balance of probabilities. This means that the prosecution’s case must be very good in order for a conviction to be secured in criminal court.

What is a Criminal Defence Lawyer?

Criminal defence lawyers are specialists in representing people for criminal law matters. They are also known as criminal lawyers.

Criminal defence lawyers deal with the issues surrounding arrest, bail, a criminal investigation, criminal charges, sentencing, appeals and other post-trial issues.

The type of work that our criminal defence lawyers do includes legal representation for pleas of guilty, defended hearing, bail applications, weekend bail applications, sentencing, severity appeals, conviction appeals, all grounds appeals, jury trial, public hearings, public inquiries and much more.


Expert Criminal Defence Lawyers

Nyman Gibson Miralis criminal defence lawyers are specialists in representing people for criminal law matters. We have an accredited criminal law specialist as well as a team of Sydney criminal lawyers who are available to provide you with legal advice 24 hours 7 days a week.

It does not matter where you live in NSW. Our criminal law experts travel all over the State.

We are ready to represent you in the Local Court, Children’s Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court of Australia. We also appear at the NSW State Parole Authority hearings, Police Integrity Commission, NSW Crime Commission and Australian Crime Commission, Royal Commissions, Coronial Inquests, Coronial Inquiries, and the Independent Commission Against Corruption. We may even be able to represent you in courts outside of NSW and the ACT, due to new laws that allow greater mobility for solicitors who want to practice in multiple States or Territories throughout Australia.

Nyman Gibson Miralis handle privately funded cases as well as Legal Aid matters. Everyone is entitled to benefit from our criminal law expertise.

Our criminal defence lawyers have appeared in many high profile cases and have been guests on A Current Affair, Today Tonight, all television news programs and shows like Australian Story. Our solicitors have also featured in newspapers and radio programs.