Criminal law trials, sentencing & appeals

Parker & Kissane’s dedicated criminal team acts in matters across the full spectrum of the criminal law; from simple traffic matters at the Local Court to serious indictable offences at the District and Supreme Courts. We offer clear, comprehensive advice and skilled advocacy to meet the demands of your case.

We understand that any criminal charge can cause considerable stress to you and your family, and our primary goal for our clients is to relieve this natural anxiety by focussing on efficient and robust solutions in a manner that leaves you confident that you are in safe hands.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, our skilled and approachable team is on hand to deal with any aspect of the matter, from simple applications to full jury trials or appeals against conviction.

Our services

Defended hearings & sentencing

Our Criminal team can provide representation in the following areas:

• Traffic matters, including licence suspension appeals and DUI matters
• Defending prosecution for summary matters, including:

  1. Assaults
  2. Domestic violence
  3. Public order offences
  4. Larceny
  5. Drug possession / cultivation
  6. Fraud

• Indictable offences

  1. Murder
  2. Serious sexual offences
  3. Assault occasioning grievous bodily harm
  4. Concealing serious indictable offence
  5. Money laundering
  6. Robbery

• AVO applications and defences
• Bail applications
• Applications under the Mental Health and Cognitive Impairment Forensic Provisions Act 2020

Criminal appeals

Our team of expert criminal lawyers can appeal decisions where you were found guilty or where the penalty was too severe. Appeals to the District Court, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court of Australia can be made by Parker & Kissane.

Legal Aid – Criminal

Parker & Kissane is able to accept Legal Aid work. If you believe you are eligible for Legal Aid, we can assist you in your application. If you are already represented by Legal Aid and would like us to represent you, we can arrange a transfer of your file from Legal Aid and continue your representation on a legally-aided basis.


We accept instructions to appear as Agent in all Courts and jurisdictions. If your firm has matters in our area and is unable to attend court, we would be happy to assist your client on an agency basis. If you would like to instruct us as agent, please contact us by phone or email and provide details of your matter with clear instructions to enable us to confirm that we can appear on your behalf.

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