If the charges are capable of being withdrawn or diverted it may take 2-4 weeks to resolve the matter, however, if we need to proceed to Trial, generally it may take 7-10 months.
It is always our objective to protect you from having criminal record. We aim to ensure the minimum consequences to you and including travel problems or Immigration issues.
Having a clean record does play a role in both the trial proceedings as well as negotiations to have charges withdrawn or deverted by the Crown We often compile a plan of action to convince the Crown that i's not in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.
Yes. It's the Crown's obligation to prove you're guilty. Sometimes, they lack the proper evidence to prove this. We are able to use weaknesses in the Crown's case to get them to withdraw the charges or reduce the charges.