Criminal Lawyers Penrith

Going to Court? CDLA are award winning criminal lawyers in Penrith providing high quality representation, 98% success at affordable fixed fees, with over 40-years combined experience.


Criminal Defence Lawyers Australia® are amongst the nation’s most respected and successful criminal lawyers in Penrith, specialising in legal representation in criminal & traffic law cases across all NSW courts.

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

We have achieved success across all types of 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 Penrith criminal lawyers are a highly talented results-driven team. We provide a custom-tailored approach to each case, with a personalised service of the highest quality representation at an affordable fixed fee.

We are nationally recognised as leading criminal lawyers, which is reflected in our awards, reviews & appearances on tv, talk-back radio, and leading newspapers for our expert legal insight.

Our proven track record of success include:

  • Non-conviction sentence outcomes under section 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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95B Station Street Penrith NSW 2750

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Our criminal lawyers in Penrith are located at 95B Station St, Penrith NSW 2750. We are about 10-minutes-walk from the Penrith court house, and a short walk from the Penrith train station.

There is ample parking available in the area, including plenty of road side parking.

A criminal lawyer in Penrith cost depends on how experienced the lawyer is, complexity or simplicity of your case, and what stage your case is up to in court. Because of this, the hourly rate varies from $300 to $800 per hour. Fixed fees apply to most cases ranging from $1,650 to $5,500 for up to one day in court, inclusive of all the preparation work by an experienced lawyer. The cost will always be explained in your first consult.

Fixed fees for criminal and traffic cases provides transparency, reducing the stresses of court proceedings. We provide fixed fees for criminal and traffic cases, including bail applications, domestic violence assaults, AVOs, fraud, drugs, sexual assaults, appeals and traffic charges such as negligent driving and drink driving charges.

We will provide you with an affordable fixed fee quote during our free first consultation. We also have a list of our fixed fees for criminal and traffic cases here.

A charge occurs when you’re served with a ‘Court Attendance Notice’ (‘CAN’) by police. The CAN will outline when and where you must next appear in court to face the allegation(s). It will also outline the specific section of the legislation and brief outline of the allegations.

After receiving the CAN document, we’ll ask you to provide us this so that we can further advice and guide you in preparation of your next court date.

After being charged, you may be granted or refused bail. Our lawyers are available to appear in court to make urgent bail applications.

What to Avoid Wearing What you May Wear
Sunglasses unless prescription Suit with or without tie (not mandatory)
Hat Smart casual clothing is suitable
Shorts Shoes
Ripped clothing or revealing clothes Clothing with non-offensive graphics and/or wording on it
Thongs and singlet

A court is not allowed to sentence you to full-time jail UNLESS it’s first satisfied that after considering all alternative options to jail, that no penalty other than jail is appropriate.

The law requires a Judge or Magistrate to only use imprisonment as a sentence of last resort.

There are options other than a jail sentence that a court can impose. We can talk to you about how to maximise your chances at avoiding jail.

Preparing your court sentence with a strong good character letter and apology letter can significantly improve your chances of convincing the Judge or Magistrate to impose a lenient sentence.

As a result of using well written letter that address the important legal points can significantly increase your chances of avoiding a criminal record, and in more serious cases, avoid full-time imprisonment for serious offences.

Our lawyers can discuss this with you, as well as 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.