If you are prosecuted for an indictable (serious) offence, and you decide to plead not guilty, your matter will ultimately proceed as a trial in the County or Supreme Courts before a Jury.
Melinda is an experienced trial advocate who engages the best barristers to defend her clients vigorously in all kinds of matters including Burglary, Robbery, Serious Assaults, Drug Trafficking and Murder.
When you are first charged with an offence and decide to have Melinda represent you, Melinda will contact police or the prosecution and obtain a copy of the “brief” (the evidence against you). Melinda will read the brief and will provide you expert advice about the charges, the evidence and what your next steps should be.
When advising you, Melinda will consider a number of factors about whether you should take your matter to trial including: whether the prosecution can prove all elements of the charge, whether that evidence is admissible and whether you have any defences available (such as self-defence).
Running a trial requires an in depth knowledge of the law and a skill in defence strategy. Melinda has defended hundreds of accused persons in criminal trials during her career and is able to advise you about the likelihood of success of your case at trial.
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