Criminal Law Firms Adelaide

Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence you will need to employ the services of an experienced criminal lawyer. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a trusted name in criminal law for over 35 years and we are waiting to represent you against any allegation.

Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear before a court, it is best to seek representation as soon as police have made you aware of the charge.

Our team possesses exceptional skills and knowledge of the criminal legal system.  Our advice will be based on years of successful outcomes.

Some charges where defendants seek our criminal law services include:

Drugs charges

Assaults (sexual & violence)

Firearm Offences



Criminal charges also pose a threat to other facets of your life, such as custody disputes and job prospects.

During your initial phone consultation we will explain the severity of the charges against you, explain any potential defences or give advice in regard to pleading guilty. We will give you our best estimate of the expected costs of our representation.

In certain circumstances we will assist you in obtaining legal aid so we can act for you.

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Adelaide’s Premier Lawyers for Victims of Crime Compensation

If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you will likely be mentally, and/or physically traumatised. If you have experienced the trauma of any capacity, and have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result, our team at Matthew Mitchell Solutions will work tirelessly to acquire compensation for your losses.

The Victims of Crime (VOC) Compensation Scheme has been administered to help people who have been injured by a criminal act, at no fault of their own. The amount of compensation paid out is determined by the seriousness of the injury obtained, as opposed to the severity of the crime you have been exposed to. During your initial phone consultation with us, we will work to understand your situation and provide you with advice specific to your sustained injuries. It may just be that VOC compensation is not the best route to go down, in which case we will build a claim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Claims that were made for incidents that occurred between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 2015 received a maximum compensation payout of $50,000. Claims lodged for incidents that occurred on or after 1 July 2015 receive a maximum compensation payout of $100,000.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent! For more information from our experienced Victims of Crime lawyers, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Matthew Mitchell Solicitors are Adelaide’s premier lawyers for Victims of Crime Compensation.

Matthew Mitchell is a strong advocate for fair and just compensation for victims of crime in South Australia and has been asked to publish articles or complete media interviews for the Adelaide Advertiser and the ABC.

The process of making a claim as a victim of a crime can initially seem rather daunting and may trigger unwelcome memories

This is an area of law Matthew Mitchell has worked in for 35 years and he has helped thousands of South Australians make successful claims. Matthew Mitchell, Scott Laidlaw, Betty Campbell and their legal support staff will guide you through the process as quickly and as easily as possible.

To make a claim you will need to have cooperated with the police in their investigation of the crime, and you need to have been injured. If you continue with your claim there will be no charge because the Crown pays an injured person’s legal costs.

Matthew Mitchell Solicitors will guide you through the legal process and ensure your case is dealt with in a professional and timely manner.