Criminal Law

White Knight Lawyers performs every engagement in the strictest confidence. We believe that preparation is the cornerstone of successfully defending any prosecution or receiving the best possible sentence.
Our criminal law services are available for traffic offences, summary offences, seriously indictable offences, and taxation and white-collar crime.

We provide the following criminal law services:

  • Defended hearings in criminal courts of all jurisdictions
  • Committal hearings
  • Bail applications including Supreme Court bail applications
  • Sentencing proceedings
  • AVO and ADVO proceedings
  • Severity appeals and conviction appeals
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Firearm prohibition orders

Our experience in criminal law includes:

  • Acting for a defendant in the Local Court of New South Wales regarding charges of violent disorder and excluded person remaining in the vicinity of a licensed premises. The defendant was charged with these offences during a 12 month good behaviour bond pursuant to section 10(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW) for a previous offence. We successfully drafted representations to police which resulted in the prosecution withdrawing the violent disorder charge and the defendant pleading guilty to the excluded persons charge. We appeared at sentencing and successfully obtained orders that no action be taken with respect to the breach of the existing good behaviour bond, and that the defendant enter into another good behaviour bond for a term of 12 months pursuant to section 10(1)(b) of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW).
  • Acting for a defendant in the Local Court of New South Wales regarding criminal tax offences pursuant to section 8C of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Cth), being failures to comply with requirements under taxation law by failing to furnish tax returns. We successfully obtained a finding of guilt without proceeding to conviction pursuant to section 19B of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).
  • Advising a defendant in the Magistrates Court of South Australia regarding a charge of cultivating a commercial quantity of a controlled plant intending to sell them or believing that another person intends to sell them pursuant to section 33B(2) of the Controlled Substances Act 1984 (SA).
  • Drafting sentencing submissions on behalf of a defendant before the District Court of NSW which successfully reduced the standard non-parole period from five (5) years to two (2) years and suspended the imprisonment sentence.