Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Who we are

We are a team of exceptional lawyers who are also highly skilled advocates. Highly reputable and results driven, we are here to help you with your case.

about us
Jack Leitner and Daniel Shestowsky

Our services

Criminal Defence Lawyers in Sydney

Our team of exceptional lawyers are highly experienced advocates in all types of criminal law matters and regularly appear in a wide range of matters in Sydney's Children's, Local, District and Supreme Courts. We can assist you with all kinds of criminal law matters including:

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Assaults and Wounding
  • Firearms and Weapons offences
  • Driving offences
  • Sexual Assault, Sexual Act and Sexual Touching offences
  • Kidnapping
  • Riot and Affray
  • Larceny, Shoplifting and Stealing
  • Robbery offences
  • Break and Enter and other property offences
  • Fraud, forgery and identity offences
  • Money laundering
  • Domestic Violence
  • Property destruction or damage
  • Public Justice offences
  • Drug possession, drug supply and other drug-related offences
  • Commonwealth criminal offences
  • Bail Applications
  • Police Station attendances
  • All other criminal law offences

Many firms claim to be the best or leading criminal lawyers. At Australian Lawyers and Advocates, our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

If you require legal assistance with any criminal law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal representation and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Sydney Traffic Lawyers

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Traffic Law Experts in Sydney

Our team of exceptional lawyers are highly experienced advocates in all types of New South Wales traffic law and regularly appear in a wide range of matters in all Sydney courts. We can assist you with all kinds of traffic law matters including:

  • Traffic Infringements such as speeding, mobile phone, red light and other traffic infringements
  • Serious Traffic Offences such as Dangerous Driving, Police Pursuit and Street Racing
  • Drink Driving, Drug Driving and Driving Under the Influence
  • Driving Whilst Suspended, Cancelled or Disqualified
  • Licence Suspension Appeals
  • Applications to Remove Licence Disqualifications/Habitual Offender Declarations
  • Heavy Vehicle National Law matters
  • All other appeals and traffic law prosecutions

Many firms claim to be the best or leading traffic lawyers. At Australian Lawyers and Advocates, our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high-quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

Many traffic law matters have strict time limits in which to act. If you require legal assistance with any traffic law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal advice and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Family Law

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Family Law Experts in Sydney

Our Sydney team of lawyers and highly experienced advocates can assist you with your family law matter. We understand that family law matters are often stressful, and we aim to guide you through your matter in a professional and compassionate way. We can assist you with:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Children and parenting matters
  • Property settlement
  • Child and spousal support
  • All other Family Law matters

Many firms claim to be the best or leading family lawyers. Our service, reputation and results speak for themselves. Our team of lawyers will carefully consider and assess your case, provide you with high quality legal advice and present your case using our extensive knowledge and advocacy experience in order to get you the best possible outcome.

If you require legal assistance with any family law matter, do not delay or hesitate to seek legal representation and contact our team to arrange high quality legal representation.

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Meet our Team

Jack Leitner

Jack Leitner

B.SocSc, LL.B (Hons), GDLP, Acc. Spec (Crim)

Legal Practice Director

Admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia, Jack has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of criminal offences. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) in addition to his requisite admission qualifications. Jack’s wealth of experience ranges from less serious matters such as traffic offences and drink driving and drug possession, to the most serious offences, such as murder, aggravated sexual assaults, fraud, armed robbery, and offences relating to large-scale drug operations.

Jack has appeared in all manner of Courts and Tribunals from the Children’s and Local Courts through to the District and Supreme Courts of NSW as well as Courts within the Federal jurisdiction. He has also conducted, and appeared in matters in the family and civil law jurisdictions.

Jack is a passionate and highly skilled lawyer and advocate with high-level attention to detail, and is committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. Jack’s expertise and experience in the field of Criminal Law has resulted in him being one of a small number of criminal lawyers accredited by the NSW Law Society as a lawyer who has demonstrated specialised competence in the field of criminal law and who has been conferred Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society under its Specialist Accreditation scheme.

Outside of legal practice, Jack enjoys spending time with his family. Jack’s interests include sports, camping and fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Daniel Shestowsky

Daniel Shestowsky

BA (Pol), LLB, GDLP

Legal Practice Director

Daniel practices exclusively in the areas of criminal and traffic law. Daniel is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales as well as the High Court of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Politics) in addition to requisite admission qualifications. Daniel has acted for clients in a range of matters, from drug possession and drink driving matters, to large scale frauds, sexual assault and robbery matters. Daniel has appeared in a variety of Courts, from the Children’s and Local Courts through to the District and Supreme Courts of NSW.

Daniel is a passionate and driven advocate for his clients. He has a focused and committed attitude to representing his clients and he recognises that every client’s matter is a significant priority in their lives. Daniel is an experienced advocate in the Courtroom, having appeared in all variety of Courts in Sydney and Greater NSW.

What our clients are saying

 

Elizabeth salaivao
Elizabeth salaivao
2022-06-26
I can say without question that Australian Lawyers & Advocates is committed to getting the best absolute outcome for there clients. I have never seen a company that’s so well managed & focused on providing a great client experience as this firm. I’ll highly recommend you choose law firm “Australian lawyers & advocates” Daniel Shestowsky took my case & I’m forever grateful to him for following through & getting us the outcome we were wanting.
Ansell Johnson
Ansell Johnson
2022-06-24
My experience with Australia lawyers and advocate is really good and satisfying. They are professional im glad that I choose Australia lawyer and avocate - Daniel Shestowsky to be my lawyer . He was so good from start to finish. Since the day i got in touch with Daniel he was very calm and firm in his work , the way he guide me about each and every single steps towards my case was so Good from day one I was at peace advice he gave was clear and made everything easy. I would recommend this law firm that if unfortunately you guys get involve in any act where you need professional legal help please just reach out to Daniel S from australia lawyer and advocate he will definitely calm you down first and will give good and real advice to ensure you good outcome. In terms of payments also he was so flexible and less worried , detail invoice provided on where your money was spent too .🤓 I owe you big thanks Daniel . Thanks again for being there for me and understanding my situation . Thanks you 🙏🏽
Hasan Ab Gofran
Hasan Ab Gofran
2022-05-11
Highly recommended. Very happy with the services.
nilay chheda
nilay chheda
2022-05-10
I've had Jack represent me in court for two matters and achieved successful outcome. I found him to be a thorough professional and an expert, very approachable, easy to discuss the matters and always going that extra mile to look after his clients. I am ever so indebted to him for his support and highly recommend him.
Dawn Curra
Dawn Curra
2022-04-07
A great big thank you to Daniel Shestowsky for his lawyer skills. I would highly recommend him to anybody requiring legal assistance. Very pleasant & a caring manner. Excellent in court.
Greg Wright
Greg Wright
2022-03-07
ALA laywers get fantastic results and i am very happy that i went with them. Got referred from a friend and i couldnt thank him enough. Jack and Daniel are experts in the field and i certainly will be recommending them !
Rose Roni
Rose Roni
2022-02-18
Highly recommend this law firm 👌Special thank you to Daniel Shestowsky who went above and beyond with our matter before and after our courts proceeding. Always respond straight away and communicate with us through the process 🌟 5 Stars across the board. Thank you Daniel.
Garry Pritchard
Garry Pritchard
2022-02-01
Daniel did a great job on a licence suspension. He gave good advice in preparing the case and provided helpful guidelines for statements to make preparation easier. This minimised the costs, which were very reasonable.
Paul Jolley
Paul Jolley
2022-01-12
We found ourselves in a Legal matter in which we had no idea what to do and required an expert to take us through this process. We were walked through the process step by step and received professional guidance and reassurance along the entire way. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Australian Lawyers and Advocates. Special mention to Daniel Shestowsky who went above and beyond with our matter before and after our court proceeding. 5 Stars across the board - Thank you!!

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FAQs

What cases do criminal lawyers take part in? open accordron item

Criminal lawyers defend their clients in a range of criminal law matters, including:

 

  • Driving offences
  • Drug offences
  • Theft and property offences
  • Assault and sexual offences
  • Domestic violence
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Weapons offences
  • Fraud, forgery, identity and money laundering offences
  • Any other criminal law offence

What does a criminal lawyer do in Australia? open accordron item

Criminal lawyers in Australia represent people who have been charged with crimes. The criminal lawyer’s job is to use their legal knowledge and experience to assess their client’s case, provide legal advice, and ultimately present the best possible case for the client. Criminal lawyers can also represent people who are suspects in a criminal matter and give crucial advice and representation to clients before they are arrested, interviewed and charged by the Police.

Do criminal lawyers go to court? open accordron item

Yes, criminal lawyers represent their clients in a variety of courts such as the Children’s Court, Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court. If you need to go to court, it’s advisable to engage a knowledgeable, reputable and experienced criminal defence lawyer to present your case.

How do I choose the right criminal lawyer in Sydney for me? open accordron item

When deciding on a criminal lawyer in Sydney, it’s essential that you choose a legal firm with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of criminal law. At Australian Lawyers and Advocates, we’re your criminal law experts, with proven results behind us.

If you’re looking for the best criminal lawyers in Sydney, get in touch with our friendly team today.

How honest should I be with my lawyer? open accordron item

When working with your criminal defence lawyer, it is vitally important that you are sincere and do not withhold any facts — regardless of how good, bad or ugly the truth may be. This will help your criminal defence lawyer achieve the best possible outcome for you.

How much does a criminal defence lawyer charge? open accordron item

Criminal lawyers usually base their fees on the type of criminal charge, how complex or simple the case is, and their experience level. As well as being among the best criminal lawyers in Sydney, we pride ourselves on being affordable and offer fixed and time-cost fee arrangements to suit your particular case.

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