Our Legal Fees & Services
At GMH Legal we believe that client relationships matter more than time sheets which is why we offer a range of alternative fee arrangements to best suit your needs. Our focus is on client service and establishing mutually rewarding relationships with our clients. We think that billing by the hour does not ...
Homebuyer’s Guide to Conveyancing
Buying your first home can be a confusing process, particularly when it comes to conveyancing. Taking your first step on to the property ladder can be an exciting time. But for those who have never been involved in a property purchase, the conveyancing process can often seem hard to understand. What i...
PREPARATION FOR COURT
If you have never had any contact with the criminal justice system, the court system will appear ominous and its procedures complicated. Due to this, it is imperative that you retain the services of one of our experienced criminal lawyers who will thoroughly organize and prepare all the documentation you require before attending court.
Moreover, we will advise you on all the positive undertakings you can assume on yourself prior to attending court which will help you secure the most favourable outcome attainable in your given circumstances. In addition, on a more personal level, we will thoroughly prepare you for your big day in court, so as to ensure that you are not taken by surprise or are in any sense overwhelmed by the experience. We will familiarize you with the processes you will encounter, the questions you will likely to be asked, and the best way to present yourself in terms of both physical appearance and tone of voice.
In all our criminal matters, we can help our clients procure effective character references. Most law firms underestimate the positive effect that highly personalized character references, written in narrative form, can have in the sentencing process. Such references can bring out the best aspects of your unique history by highlighting your key achievements, contributions to the community and the finest areas of your work performance. We believe that having such references can make a considerable difference to the nature and severity of any sentence imposed. In contrast, most law firms content themselves with character references couched in general terms. These references make it difficult for the Judge or Magistrate to distinguish you from the plethora of other people they see over the course of their busy day in court.
For matters involving drug and alcohol offences, we have the knowledge and connections necessary to secure the most favourable outcome possible for you in the circumstances. We can refer you to a specialist drug or alcohol counsellor before your day in court. This will almost inevitably result in you receiving a more sympathetic sentence, as the court is required to take into account all commitments you have undertaken to rehabilitate yourself before they impose a sentence on you.
In addition, we can advise you about the Magistrates Early Referral into Treatment Program. This is a very common condition for drug offenders who have been granted bail. Genuine and consistent participation in this program invariably result in the Magistrate imposing a more lenient sentence. We will familiarise you with the workings of the program so the Magistrate knows that you are genuinely interested in making efforts towards rehabilitation.
For driving and traffic offences, we can refer you to a specialist counsellor in anger management, or a driving school which offers targeted rehabilitation classes for people with a checkered driving history. Participation in such programs before your court date will show the Judge or Magistrate that you are committed to taking your social obligations on the road seriously, are making genuine attempts to ensure your driving behaviour will not cause injury to others, and that you intend to remain compliant with traffic laws and regulations in the future. Participation in these types of programs can only increase the chance of you receiving a more favourable outcome in court.
AT GMH Legal, we can provide you with sound legal advice regarding all the matters above and more. If you have already been convicted of a criminal offence and your matter is coming up for sentencing, please contact one of our expert criminal lawyers as soon as possible.
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