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In NSW and Australia, there are many different types of criminal offences which a person can be charged with, thereby facing serious penalties and consequences. It is up to the prosecution to prove all the elements constituting the offence in order for you to be found guilty. Check out this page for more information about criminal offences... 

If you are charged with a criminal offence, it is important to seek legal advice about whether you can defend the charge and be found not guilty. There are different types of criminal offences in NSW and Australia provided under legislation and common law. Check out this page for more information about criminal defences...

Sentencing Judges and Magistrates have wide discretionary powers when it comes to imposing penalties on offenders. If you are found guilty of an offence (or plead guilty), the Court has a variety of penalties to choose from and takes into account many factors. Check out this page for more information about criminal penalties in NSW...

If you are arrested and detained in police custody, you need to consider making a bail application to the Court. Being bail refused means that you could be waiting in gaol until your criminal matter is finalised.  If bail is granted, you will be released from gaol. Check out this page for more information about bail applications...

The trial process can be a stressful and daunting experience for many who wish to challenge criminal offences they have been charged with. Going through trial involves a number of applications and procedures, with the main one testing the evidence relied upon to prosecute you. Check out this page for more information about trials...

If you are found guilty of an offence, and you believe you should not have been, it is important to seek immediate legal advice about appealing the decision.  A successful appeal means that the decision of the lower court is set aside. Check out this page for more information...


Sentencing in NSW and other states in Australia is a complex exercise requiring the Magistrate or Judge to take into account a number of factors to determine the most appropriate punishment for an offender. In order to get the best possible outcome, it is important to seek legal advice. Check out this page for more information...

Section 32 Applications seek to divert the offender out of the criminal justice system and away from convictions. Such applications recognise the offender's mental health condition, mental illness or cognitive impairment. The two-limb test requires careful preparation for a successful outcome. Check out this page for more information...

If you have been convicted in your absence, or an AVO has been made final without your awareness, it is important to seek advice about making an annulment application for the decision to be reviewed.

Check out this page for more information about annulment applications...

Criminal Law

Being confronted by police, arrested, questioned and served with a Court Attendance Notice can be frightening and stressful for most people. For first time offenders, the experience of being processed through the criminal justice system can be even more fretting. From simple summary matters to complex strictly indictable criminal matters, careful attention to detail is required to unpack prosecution cases and protect your rights.

At KF Lawyers, we understand this is not only a challenging time for you, but also for your family and friends. That is why Katrina and her team will explain every step along the way and keep you informed about your case. Katrina also assists children and young offenders who are charged with criminal offences and brought before the Children’s Court.

We have experienced criminal defence lawyers and a panel of criminal defence barristers at KF Lawyers to assist clients from simple to complex criminal matters. KF Lawyers deals with a variety of criminal matters, including but not limited to the following categories:

  1. Affray and Public Disorder Offences.

  2. Animal Offences.

  3. Assaults.

  4. Break, Enter and Steal Offences.

  5. Domestic Violence Offences.

  6. Drug Offences.

  7. Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Offences.

  8. Fraud.

  9. Cybercrime.

  10. Intimidation.

  11. Telecommunication Offences.

  12. Judicial Offences.

  13. Destroy or Damage to Property.

  14. Murder & Manslaughter.

  15. Robbery & Steal from Person.

  16. Sexual Offences.

  17. Larceny & Shoplifting.


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