Criminal Lawyers Sydney

Have Green & Associates in your corner — we are among the leading criminal lawyers in Sydney

At Green & Associates Solicitors, we work with all kinds of people who have been charged with criminal offences ranging from less serious ones such as minor drug possession or drink driving to more serious ones such as armed robbery or murder

Our team has worked on complex trials, matters pushing the creation of new precedents and even matters in the High Court. We have the knowledge, skills and experience that allows us to approach charges of all types with ease and transparency, to alleviate anxiety and achieve the desired result.

We have close relationships with some of the best criminal barristers in Sydney ranging from junior counsel through to senior counsel and we are known to and respected by judicial officers, our peers, prosecutors, Police and other officials. We leverage these relationships in order to leave no stone unturned and ensure you have the best prospects for a plea deal or a defended trial, whichever way you decide to proceed following our honest advice.

We handle every case with efficiency, offer flexible meeting times and open communication, and remain discrete at all times. Let’s get the results you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation with our criminal lawyers in Sydney.

Our Specialties

Our criminal lawyers specialise in various offences including robbery, trespassing, traffic offences and even more serious offences like domestic violence, manslaughter and murder. We will handle your case with the utmost professionalism and efficiency, ensuring you get the results you need and the results you deserve. 

Whatever the charge, we will work towards a desirable outcome for your case. Learn more about our specialties below.

Why choose our criminal lawyers in Sydney?

Green & Associates Solicitors have a combined experience of more than 35 years. We have the drive, the knowledge and the expertise required to ensure you get the results you deserve, and from this commitment to tirelessly fighting for our clients, we have developed a 95% case success rate.

Our criminal lawyers in Sydney will provide a tailored approach to your case and cater to your unique set of circumstances. We will cut through the red tape to find the root of the issue and focus on saving both time, money and stress for all involved.

We are a highly community-focused firm and we are committed to the local underdog. In times of need, we can even assist on a pro bono basis to ensure you have the defence you need for a brighter future. 

You can count on our criminal defence lawyers to achieve a desirable result and minimise both stress and anxiety throughout the process.

Contact Green & Associates Solicitors for a free consultation today. Let’s get the results you deserve.

Our Connections

In order to maintain a 95% success rate for our clients, we have established an impressive contact base in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and abroad. Where a particular case or client requires it, we utilise our contact base to ensure we can tackle even the most complicated matters.

We have close relationships with:

We have utilised the unique knowledge of these experts to find solutions for exceptionally challenging cases e.g. cases involving multiple parties and assets, or Courts in multiple countries. 

With Green & Associates Solicitors, you can rest assured knowing we have your back. We will find a solution for your case. Contact us for an obligation-free consultation.

Our Team

Green & Associates Solicitors is a community-focused law firm, getting results through simplicity and practicality. We are dedicated to winning our cases and achieving results in the fastest, cheapest and most impressive way possible, which is how we have become the preferred law firm in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. 

Our team is made up of talented solicitors, paralegals and business professionals, all with a laser focus on getting the results you need.

Dominic Green

Principal Solicitor
Dominic founded Green & Associates Solicitors in 2014 after years of tutelage under some of the most well-respected solicitors and barristers in NSW. He has completed a vast amount of work in dispute resolution as well as transactional and advisory services. He has worked on many complex, high-profile cases alongside some of the most talented legal minds in Australia.

Svetlana Collantes

Senior Associate
With a Masters of Laws from the University of Technology in Sydney and Bachelor’s degrees in both French and Spanish, Svetlana Collantes brings an expert touch to our criminal, commercial and personal legal services. Svetlana has obtained over 12 years of exceptional results in banking and financial services, commercial law, class action disputes, corporate law, insurance resolution and dispute resolution. Having worked with one of Australia’s leading banks for almost three years, Svetlana brings exceptional qualifications and vital experience to the Green & Associates team.

William Martyr

William is a knowledgeable criminal lawyer with experience in a wide variety of subject areas. He is no stranger to the court room and approaches every situation with an analytical eye in order to achieve the best outcomes for all our clients.

Spyridon Augoustinos

Spyro Augoustinos is our resident conveyancing and leasing lawyer and has experience working on major commercial property matters. Prior to working at Green & Associates, Spyro was responsible for handling the disposal and acquisition of major suburban shopping centres, office buildings and more in the central Sydney region. Spyro holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree.

Anthony Kuschert

Anthony is a quick-thinker and has a gift for simplifying and solving even the most complex legal issues. Previously, Anthony applied these valuable skills for dispute resolution (internal and external) at the Westpac Banking Corporation.

Lily Douglas

Lily is a young and gifted solicitor who previously worked at an international commercial law firm and the Environmental Defenders Office, bringing a unique level of knowledge and expertise to the team. She has the know-how to apply the law to different scenarios in a practical and commercial manner.

Rayna Thomas

Graduate Lawyer
Rayna is a graduate lawyer at Green and Associates Solicitors. She has completed her Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws degree at The University of Western Sydney.

Riva Thapa

Law Clerk
Riva is the Law Clerk at Green & Associates Solicitors. Consistent with her interest in criminal law and justice, Riva is completing her LL.B. at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Ivy Green

Debt Collection & Security
Since joining the firm in 2021, Ivy has become an integral part of the team. She is responsible for debt collection, office security and the mental wellness of both staff and clients.

No matter who is assigned to your case, you can rest assured knowing your future is in good hands. You have Green & Associates Solicitors in your corner.

What people are saying about our criminal defence lawyers in Potts Point

“Green & Associates showed up in a time in my life where I was confused, hurt and lost after a 25-year relationship ended. Mr Green saw my situation for what it was, the truth was established quickly, the correct people were contacts and the accusations were quashed. This is my one and only brush with criminal law and it’s good to know that businesses like Green & Associates are out there to help in some often dark, confusing times.” 

— David M, Criminal Matter

“I was extremely happy with the way my case with handled and the way I was represented. Green & Associates had a great plan of action and worked hard to provide the best outcome for me, which I truly felt was achieved. I would not hesitate to contact them again if I had other legal issues and I wanted representation. I know Green & Associates have my back.”

— Miles D, Criminal Matter

“We have used Green & Associates for all our legal representations. We have found them to be thorough in all our dealings, leaving no stone unturned to gain us the best results. We couldn’t recommend them more. We have employed Green & Associates for a number of different legal requirements. We have found they exert a professionalism that is unsurpassed. With their assistance, we were able to navigate through new legal territories that we had not experienced, finding their advice and forecast outcomes to be sound. We look forward to employing their services for our future ventures.”

— Tess & Uly, Commercial Matter

“Dominic is a fantastic solicitor to work with. I cannot recommend him enough.” 

— Ilia C, Personal Matter

What it’s like to work with Green & Associates Solicitors

We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is incredibly stressful and can often be a life-changing experience. Our criminal defence lawyers are highly sensitive to your needs and have the drive to resolve your case in a fast and efficient manner so you can return to normal life.

Our process is exceptionally simple, saving you both time and money in the process.

Book a free consultation with our criminal solicitors in Sydney today. We are in your corner.

Appeals with our criminal defence lawyers in Sydney

If you received an undesirable result in Court or think your sentence was too harsh, you do not have to take that sitting down. You may be able to appeal the Court’s decision via an appeal.

You can ask a higher Court to review the lower Court’s decision and impose a more favourable outcome. It is crucial to act fast — usually, an appeal must be filed with the higher Court within 28 days of the day of judgement. 

Our criminal lawyers have the knowledge, skill, determination and tenacity to protect your interests when pursuing an appeal. If you (or someone you know) is considering an appeal, be sure to contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation. 

We will review your case and provide expert advice to ensure your appeal goes ahead without delay and with the right defence team on your side. 

We have worked on more than 1,000 cases and have achieved a 95% success rate. You can count on us to see your sentence overturned or at the very least reduced. 

Contact us to book your free 15-minute consultation today.

FAQs about our services & criminal law

Being charged with a criminal offence can leave you with a lot of questions and oftentimes, a lot of confusion. Our team has extensive knowledge about criminal law in New South Wales and here, we have answered some commonly asked questions to help guide you down the path to freedom.

Criminal lawyers represent defendants facing criminal charges in local, state and federal Courts. We can assist with bail hearings, plea bargains, appeals, trials, parole/probation hearings and more.

Our role is to fight vigorously for your rights in Court and explain the context for you at the time of the alleged offence. We will raise defences that will convince the Court, the jury, the judge and the magistrate that you are not guilty of that offence, or we will work to reduce your sentence.

Truly, our role is to protect you in the Courtroom at all times.

Sometimes, innocent people get accused of committing crimes. Unfortunately, those who have committed one crime are often accused of committing additional, more serious crimes (sometimes wrongfully).

As the accused, you have the right to seek counsel. You are better off having a lawyer learn more about the charges and develop a strategy to respond to them.

Our team of criminal lawyers in Sydney have extensive experience with both domestic and commercial matters, ranging from personal issues like domestic violence and traffic offences to forgery, fraud and money laundering. Our criminal lawyers offer expertise across a wide range of criminal offences — it is highly likely that you will work with our principal solicitor, Dominic Green, alongside Gia Ghazi (senior associate), Lily Douglas (associate) or Anthony Kuschert (graduate lawyer).

Your initial consultation is free of charge. In this appointment, we will learn more about you and your case, provide free recommendations and advice, and provide a transparent quote for you to consider.

We take pride in doing our work in the quickest, cheapest and most impressive way for our clients. For this reason, we are transparent and reasonable with our fees,  tailoring our quotes based on your individual circumstance and the complexity of your matter. Book now for a free consultation and we can provide you with a rough estimate for your matter.

Green & Associates Solicitors was established in Potts Point, Sydney, in 2014. Our team has combined experience of more than 35 years and we have tackled over 1,000 cases.

We understand that criminal charges can be stressful and anxiety levels are undoubtedly high. Our team of criminal lawyers are very approachable and we will put your mind at ease the moment you walk through the door. We are always available for a chat and we will keep you updated about your case every step of the way — there will never be any moments of uncertainty.

We can also provide recommendations for counselling in the local area.

Ivy Green will also be working on your case — the friendliest Rottweiler in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. She is always available for pets and to relieve any stressors.

Generally speaking, yes. Not knowing the law is not a defence when it comes to a crime. It is difficult to use this as a defence in good faith when, in most cases, the crime tends to be obviously illegal.

We understand that criminal charges are stressful and you want the experience to be over as soon as possible. However, there is no hard and fast rule regarding the length of a trial. It all depends on the complexity of the case and the seriousness of the crime that has been committed. A simple misdemeanour could be resolved in a few weeks, whereas a criminal case might last for several months or years.

If the prosecution makes a reasonable plea offer early in the process, the case will end sooner than if it goes to trial.

If this occurs, we recommend discussing the plea bargain with your lawyer before making any decisions. We will guide you on the right path.

In a criminal context, negligence is a state of mind that is equated to recklessness. Both negligence and recklessness arise when the defendant disregards the possibility or substantial risk of harm.

Possibly. You can use this defence if you have a reasonable belief that you were defending yourself or someone else who was in imminent danger. If you started the fight, you could potentially use self-defence if you used preventative force in a situation where you believed someone was about to use force against you. However, self-defence is limited to what would be necessary to prevent an attack.

If you have been suspected of a criminal offence or you are being spoken to by police, we strongly recommend contacting a lawyer before saying a word.

The police must tell you that you do not have to say anything but anything you do say may be used against you in Court. They are also obliged to tell you that you may speak to a lawyer.

If the police interview you about an offence (excluding traffic offences), they have the right to take your fingerprints and can use reasonable force to take them if you refuse. If there are no charges are laid against you, the police are obliged to destroy them within six months.

Police, however, cannot make you give a forensic sample (e.g. blood or saliva) without an order from a Magistrate. A senior police officer can authorise a non-intimate compulsory procedure for people held in jail, a police cell or a secure facility if the person in question is the subject of an order by a Magistrate to be delivered to police for questioning.

In any case, we recommend contacting a lawyer immediately.

The police can conduct a personal search of you under certain circumstances — for example:

– If they suspect you of possessing a drug of dependence (under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act)

– If they suspect you intend to supply a volatile substance to someone under 18 to inhale or suspect a person under 18 of possesses a volatile substance

– If they have reasonable grounds to suspect you of committing a serious indictable offence.

The police can search your house, boat or vehicle if:

– They have a warrant

– They suspect there is a drug of dependence (no warrant required)

– They suspect you of committing a serious indictable offence or find you committing a serious offence.

If the police plan to or have searched you or your home, please contact us for a free consultation.

You have to go to the police if you are being formally arrested or you are being formally detained for questioning about an indictable offence. You can also be required to go to a police station for a blood/breath test in relation to a drink or drug driving offence.

If the police ask you to go to the station in any other circumstance, you can refuse. However, if you have been asked to go to the police station for any reason, it is always recommended to seek legal advice before going.

On arrival, we will advise you of your rights, explain the charges against you and give you some options. We will also advise on any possible penalties, attend the police interview with you, organise bail applications (if you were arrested) and represent you in Court. At Green & Associates, we really are in your corner.

Absolutely. We regularly advise and act for businesses and individuals in relation to business and commercial matters. From sole traders to well-recognised public companies, we have assisted with litigation, dispute resolution and much more.

Whatever the problem or situation, we are waiting for your call. Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation today.

Yes. We specialise in the following areas:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Drink/drug driving
  • Driving while disqualified
  • Negligent driving
  • Police pursuits
  • Speeding
  • Street racing

If you have been charged with any of these offences or have been unfairly charged, we can help. Contact us for a free consultation.

Generally speaking, you will not have to speak in Court. We will speak on your behalf.

However, if you would like to put something before the Court (e.g. matters of contrition, remorse or how you feel about the matter), we can arrange for you to do so via a written or oral statement.

We will discuss this at length before we go to Court to make sure that your statement is appropriate and assists your defence (especially if there is a sentencing hearing to follow).

We are the leading criminal lawyers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. You can find us on the ground floor of 24 Orwell Street, Potts Point NSW. To book your free 15-minute consultation, please contact us today. We will work around your schedule and ensure we have plenty of time to discuss your matter and gain a deeper understanding of the case.

Our criminal lawyers in Sydney can get you results

At Green & Associates Solicitors, we are in your corner. With more than 35 years of combined experience and a 95% success rate, you can count on us to get the results you deserve. Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation today — we will listen intently to your side of the story and fight for your right to freedom.