Facing criminal charges can be an incredibly stressful time in your life. Being found guilty or pleading guilty to a crime will result in the Court determining the most appropriate sentence at a sentencing hearing. This can range from a fine or a good behaviour bond to even facing jail time.
In the criminal justice system, the Court is responsible for two separate yet equally important roles. The finding of guilt or innocence and determining the most appropriate sentence for the guilty at a sentencing hearing.
The Court has numerous options available to them from Good Behaviour Bonds, Fines, Community Service Orders (CSOs), to Intensive Correction Orders (ICOs), Suspended Sentences, and Imprisonment.
Your life is important and the sentence the Court imposes can greatly affect your life. Your relationships, employment, and plans for the future all rely on what the Court decides.
At Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors your life is also important to us and our lawyers will do everything we can to get you the best possible outcome from a sentencing hearing and allow you to move on with your life.
Having access to proper legal advice can help put your mind at ease. However, many lawyers do not have a complete understanding of the numerous principles that guide sentencing in NSW.
We know the system. We know what the Court looks at to determine what the most appropriate sentence is in your circumstances. Your background and history is important to the Court and it is important to us. We can arrange for Character references, written apologies, and appropriate lifestyle programs that can be used to show the Court you’re not the bad person the police may say you are.
Our approach is different. We do not want to coming back in a few years time with new charges we go out of our way to help your life back on track.
Vaarzon-Morel Solicitors will help you achieve the best sentence for your circumstances, and has been very successful in finding agreeable outcomes in sentencing for countless clients in the past.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence contact us and speak to our criminal lawyers today.