Criminal Defense

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Criminal Defence

Crimmigration Defence Specialists

Help for Australian Citizens and Visa holders when dealing with the Criminal Justice System

On this page you will learn how we can help you deal with:

Going to Court                            Police interview                        Intervention order

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AR LAW Services – Expert Legal advice for Non Citizen

AR LAW Services provides expert and sound legal advice to our clients: We are expert in the highly specialized area of law called Crimmigration: the mingling of Criminal & Immigration Laws.  We are particularly expert in s 501 character issues. With over 25 years’ experience we understand that Visa holders face special legal issues and are significantly more vulnerable then Australian Citizens when dealing with the Australian Criminal Justice system.  It is understanding this “interface” or “intersection” of the criminal and Migration laws that AR LAW Services can significantly help.  Our team draws on a wide range of experience over many.

We provide legal representation for Australian Citizens but also Expert assistance for Foreign nationals, ie visa holders particularly Student Visa holders, Work and PR Visa holders matters relating to:

  • Assault
  • Bail
  • Break & Enter
  • Burglary
  • Computer Fraud
  • Contempt
  • Drink Driving
  • Drug Offences
  • Fraud
  • Gaming
  • Misrepresentation
  • Negligent Driving Offences
  • Parking Offences
  • Probation
  • Stealing
  • Weapons
  • Social Welfare / Pension & Benefit Fraud

Our criminal services include:

  • Bail applications
  • Magistrates Court
  • Traffic Matters
  • Advice and Representation in connection with Police investigations
  • Legal Aid may be available – Ask us how.

To discuss how we may help with your matter AR LAW Services offer for a flat fee of $200 (gst included) a no obligation initial 30 Minute consultation.  Please book an appointment either call our 24 hour 7 day a week number or click below.

(03) 9614 0218

Intervention Orders

AR LAW SERVICES: Lawyers & Consultants can assist in applying for an order to keep you safe and to defend you if a malicious order has been taken out against you.

Family Violence Intervention Order:

A family violence intervention order in Victoria is an order of the Court made under the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 intended to protect a person from future family violence.

Family violence is behaviour that makes a family member fear for the safety of themselves, their property, or another person or animal. This includes any behaviour that is used to force, control, threaten or dominate a family member, and may amount to physical, emotional, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.

If a child hears or sees family violence they are also covered by the law.

The person protected by the order is called the ‘affected family member’ or the ‘protected person’ and the person the order is against is called the ‘respondent’. If there is an associate of the respondent from whom you also need protection, they are an ‘additional respondent’.

Please book an appointment either call our 24 hour 7 day a week number or click below.

(03) 9614 0218


If the Police believe you have committed or are committing an offence, they are entitled to ARREST you. The Police must tell you why you have been arrested.

If you are under arrest you are entitled to certain rights. Being under ARREST is very serious and it is always in your best interest to know what those rights are if you find yourself in that position. If you do not know your rights you might do something or say something that could hurt your case later on.

Most people, after being arrested and interviewed, are not on BAIL. Most people are charged on summons and are free to leave the Police station without any conditions. However, if you are charged with more serious or indictable offences, you will be placed on BAIL and will have to fulfil certain conditions, such as attending court on a specific date or, in very serious cases, attending a Police Station daily.

BAIL is an inherent right of any individual and is usually only declined in very serious cases such as particularly violent offences and serious drug offences. But there are several different things that you or the Police need to show if bail is an issue, particularly if you want to vary your conditions of bail. Its important that you understand the sort of options you might have available to you if you are out on bail or are looking to be bailed.

If the charges against you are not dropped the matter will proceed to COURT. The seriousness of the charge will determine which Court will hear the matter. Most criminal offences are heard before the Magistrates Court. Sometimes your case will be heard by a Judge. Sometimes your case will be heard by a Judge and Jury. In some cases you might have an option about which COURT your case can be heard in. Knowing the possible decisions available to you and which choices to make can play heavily in how you fare when navigating the criminal justice system. The more information you have, the better off you will be.

No matter which COURT you happen to be in, you should seek legal representation. This will give you a much better chance of receiving a fair result.

To discuss how we may help with your matter AR LAW Services offer for a flat fee of $200 (gst included) a no obligation initial 30 Minute consultation. 

Please book an appointment either call our 24 hour 7 day a week number or click below.

(03) 9614 0218

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Be advised the Information on this website does not constitute legal advice nor personal/corporate migration advice and should not be treated as such. It is information of a general nature and should not be relied on. For an assessment of your personal circumstances and formal legal/visa advice please speak to our accredited Immigration Lawyer.