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Criminal Lawyers Parramatta

Going to Court? Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia® (CDLA) are award winning experienced criminal lawyers in Parramatta who guarantee the highest quality representation at affordable fixed fees.

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Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia® are amongst Australia’s most respected and successful criminal lawyers in Parramatta. We appear regularly across all courts specialising in serious criminal & traffic law.

Our Parramatta criminal lawyers and instructed barristers are experienced and familiar with the Judges and Magistrates across all NSW criminal courts.

We’ve achieved the highest success across all criminal & traffic charges year after year.

We’ve achieved the following accolades:

Over 200 five-star online reviews by our clients
Awarded ‘Three Best Rates Criminal Lawyers’ 2nd year running (by Three Best Rated 2021)
Awarded ‘Best Criminal Lawyers’ 2nd year running (by Best in Au 2021)
Awarded ‘Leading Specialist in Criminal Defence Law’ 2nd year running (by APAC Legal Awards 2021)
Awarded ‘Leading Specialist in Criminal Defence Law’ 2nd year running (by Global 100 Awards 2021)
Awarded ‘Complex Fraud Law Firm of the Year’ (by ACQ5 Global Law Awards 2021)
Awarded ‘Assaults Law Firm of the Year’ (by ACQ5 Global Law Awards 2021)


  • ★★★★★

    Alex was diligent, articulate with a high attention to detail. Thank you Alex!

    Alex Istifan was diligent and articulate as a criminal defence lawyer that I had the pleasure of working with and entrusting. His Impeccable expertise and ability to speak with confidence… By K from Sydney on 29/04/2022
  • ★★★★★

    I got a non conviction. Thank you Bashir!

    Thank you Bashir! You did a great job on my case and I could not have asked for more effort and passion into my case! I received a non conviction… By R.S.O. from Sydney on 02/05/2022
  • ★★★★★

    Ahmad got my common assault and AVO dismissed with ease thanks to his great attention to detail

    Senior lawyer Ahmad represented me for a common assault charge and AVO. He successfully pulled apart the prosecution case with ease. He got me the best possible result and the… By J.M. from Sydney on 06/04/2022


Our Parramatta criminal lawyers are a results-driven team. We provide a custom tailored, highly personalised service, with the highest quality representation at an affordable fixed fee.

Our expertise and proven track record of outstanding results are reflected in our awards, reviews & appearances on TV, talk-back radio and leading newspapers for our expert legal insight in criminal & traffic law.

We’ve achieved an exceptional track record of many years of success in:

Achieving section 10 non-conviction outcomes
Securing verdicts of ‘Not Guilty’ in hearings & jury trials
Negotiating with police to get serious charges dropped early
Avoiding full-time imprisonment for serious charges
  • Over 40 Yearsof Experience
  • Proven SuccessAustralia-Wide
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Our Office

Suite 1, Level 1/54 Marsden St
Parramatta NSW 2150

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(02) 8606 2218

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How to get to our criminal lawyers Parramatta office?

Our Parramatta criminal lawyers are located at suite 1, level 1, 154 Marsden St, Parramatta NSW 2150. It’s located across the road from the Parramatta Justice Precinct where the Parramatta Courts are.

It takes about 7 minutes to walk from the Parramatta train station.

There is parking available in the area, including road side parking, and the Westfields shopping centre car park is about 5-10 min walk away.

How much does a criminal lawyer cost in Parramatta?

The cost to hire a criminal lawyer in Parramatta depends on the type of charge, complexity or simplicity of the case, and level of experience to reflect the quality of legal representation. The hourly rate for a criminal lawyer ranges from $300 to $800 per hour.

Do we offer affordable Fixed Fees?

We offer affordable fixed fees for almost all criminal and traffic cases, including bail applications, domestic violence assaults, AVO, fraud, drugs, sexual assaults, appeals and traffic charges such as drink driving & dangerous driving.

Fixed fees provide transparency and certainty during a difficult period of your life. Fixed fees helps reduce the stresses of going to court. You will be given an affordable fixed fee during your free first consultation with us. Click here for our criminal & traffic cases fixed fees.

What are my options in court?

After getting charged by police, you’ll generally have one of two options in court on your first day, as outlined in the below flowchart.

Some more serious cases won’t require you to enter a plea on the first court date, at least until a complete brief of evidence is served by police first.

We can talk to you about this further to tailor our advice to your particular case. Call us today.

Do I have to write a good character or apology letter for court?

If being sentenced in court for a criminal or traffic charge, a powerful good character & apology letter for court can be used to convince the Judge or Magistrate to impose a lighter sentence.

This can significantly increase your chances of avoiding a conviction, and in more serious cases, avoid full-time jail.

Our lawyers can discuss this further and guide you through it.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on good character letters.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on apology letters.

How to get a non-conviction outcome in court?

You will avoid receiving a criminal conviction if:
  1. You plead guilty and convince the Judge or Magistrate to give you a section 10 non-conviction sentence; or
  2. The court finds you ‘not guilty’ after hearing evidence from both sides in a defended hearing or trial; or
  3. The court dismisses the charge(s) under the mental health grounds such as section 32 Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act.

Our Parramatta criminal lawyers can discuss each of these options with you, and work towards achieving it.

What’s the purpose of us being your criminal lawyers?

Our role as criminal lawyers is to stand by you and fight hard for you, inside and outside the court room. We will maximise your chances of getting the best possible outcome.

Our lawyers will:

  • Use their extensive knowledge, experience, team and resources to ensure your completely prepared for court.
  • Talk on your behalf and represent you in court, to maximise your chances at getting the best possible outcome.
  • Sit down with you & ensure you’re heard. This also means ensuring your evidence and version of what occurred is heard in court, in the most convincing, persuasive way.
  • We’ll make sure you’re kept updated at every step of the way in your case.
  • We’ll gather any necessary new evidence and issue subpoenas if required to prove your innocence.
  • We’ll carefully analyse the police evidence, pick out all the holes in it, and focus on negotiating with the prosecution to efforts to get your charge(s) dropped early.

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