If you need a legal aid lawyer Melbourne contact our firm
Doogue + George Criminal Lawyers is a criminal law firm with offices in Melbourne, Broadmeadows, Heidelberg, Moorabbin, and Sunshine. Our legal aid lawyers handle legal aid cases for Victoria Legal Aid (“VLA”).
If your charges are legally aided, then you will not pay us any fees – all fees for legal aid lawyers Melbourne are covered by Victoria Legal Aid. As a legal aid lawyer Melbourne Courts we are on the legal aid panel, and Victoria Legal Aid will pay us to act for legal aid clients if they satisfy the VLA guidelines.
Our firm is on the summary legal aid panel and the indictable legal aid panel. The indictable legal aid panel in particular has very strict criteria for qualifying and the firm must establish both experience in the field of criminal law and a capacity to handle cases within the guidelines of legal aid funding for a case.
Our legal aid lawyers Melbourne handle many serious indictable matters, such as murders or drug cases, which are legal aid cases, as well as more simple cases that are heard in the Magistrates’ Court.
Whether Victoria Legal Aid act for you, or we act as your legal aid lawyers, there is a financial assessment as to eligibility for legal aid and also a merits test as to whether the charges you face are serious enough to warrant legal aid funding the case.
As a legal aid client, you can sometimes choose whom you want to represent you as your legal aid criminal defence lawyer in Melbourne. You can ring and choose a lawyer from Victoria Legal Aid or you can ring us and we will represent you.
We can assess whether you are eligible for legal aid at our Melbourne Office so phone us as soon as possible and we will start looking after your case. The phone number for one of our Legal Aid Lawyer Melbourne is (03) 9670 5111.
Do you need a legal aid lawyer Melbourne Court. Call Doogue + George at (03) 9670 5111 – Melbourne Criminal Law Specialists.