Criminal Lawyers Newcastle

Going to Court? CDLA are award winning criminal lawyers in Newcastle with decades of criminal law experience in providing high quality representation with high success at affordable fixed fees.


Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia® are amongst our nation’s most successful criminal lawyers in Newcastle with decades of experience achieving outstanding results. Our specialty is criminal & traffic law in-court legal representation across all courts.

Our Newcastle criminal lawyers & instructed barristers regularly appear at the Newcastle Local Court & District Courts, and are familiar with the Judges and Magistrates who preside there.

We have achieved success in all criminal & traffic matters.

Some of our achievements include:

  • 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)


Our Newcastle criminal lawyers are a results-driven team of high performing experts in criminal law. We focus on providing a custom tailored, personalised service of the highest quality representation- at an affordable fixed fee.

Our success as criminal & traffic law specialists is reflected in our awards, hundreds of 5-star online reviews & appearances on tv, talk-back radio, and leading newspapers for our expert legal insight.

Our proven track record of success includes:

Non-conviction sentence outcomes (section 10)

Countless ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts for jury trials and hearings

Getting serious charges dropped early through ongoing negotiations

Avoiding sentences of full-time imprisonment for serious offences

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level 1 suite 107/17 Bolton St Newcastle NSW 2300

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Our criminal lawyers in Newcastle are located at level 1, suite 107, 17 Bolton St, Newcastle NSW 2300.

We are a short walk from the Newcastle Local and District Court House, and Newcastle train station. If driving, there is ample parking spots available nearby.

Choosing the right criminal lawyer in Newcastle to represent you is a very crucial decision you shouldn’t rush into. Some fundamental qualities to look for when finding the best criminal lawyer include, experienced and respected specialist in criminal law; online reviews from Google and Facebook; Their social media feeds such as Facebook and LinkedIn; a review of their website should provide lots of useful information about their values, fixed fees, free consultations, and useful legal information on your particular criminal charge and the firms lawyers profiles for you to choose from.

It’s important to prepare and present strong good character letters and an apology letter for court if you’re being sentenced by the Judge or Magistrate after pleading guilty. This can help convince the sentencing Judge or Magistrate to impose a lenient sentence penalty, which can help in avoiding a criminal record, and in very serious cases it can avoid full-time jail.

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

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

This depends on the stage that your case is at, and whether you’re on bail conditions.

We can talk to you to determine if you’re required to attend and talk in court.

If you’re represented by a lawyer, you may not be required to appear in court. Our experienced lawyers will appear on your behalf and talk on your behalf in court.

If you wish to defend the allegations, we’ll attend court for you and enter a plea of ‘not guilty’. The Court will then make orders which’ll be explained to you by us beforehand.

If you wish to have the case quickly finalised and wish to plead guilty, then we’ll enter pleas of ‘guilty’ on your behalf in court. We’ll then ensure that you’re completely prepared for sentence beforehand. We’ll then make compelling submissions on your behalf to the Judge or Magistrate to get the best possible outcome for you.

Sometimes, it’s beneficial to give oral or written evidence to court. Our lawyers and instructed barristers can discuss this with you well beforehand to ensure you’re well prepared.

Our role as criminal lawyers is to stand by you and fight for you inside and outside the court room. We will maximise your chances of getting the best possible outcome by leaving no stone un-turned by the end of your case.

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.

Yes, you can negotiate with police to get charges dropped early, saving costly legal fees & stresses of having to go to court.

The chances of success depend on a case by case basis together with the strengths and weaknesses of the police evidence, and the timing of the negotiations. Our lawyers specialise in this. We can discuss this with you to provide you with a full case appraisal.

We offer affordable fixed fees for most criminal and traffic cases, giving our clients a peace of mind.
Call us today to get a fixed fee quote. One of our experienced criminal lawyers will provide a fixed fee quote during your first free consult with us. We can do this either over the phone or in person, in our office.
You can also check out our fixed fees for criminal and traffic cases here.
We provide affordable fixed fees for almost all criminal and traffic matters, including bail applications, domestic violence assaults, AVOs, fraud, drug charges, sexual assaults, appeals and traffic charges, such as drink driving & negligent driving.