Criminal Law

Lawyers in Tang Law have settled more than 4200 legal files since 2002.

If you have recently charged been with a criminal offence or you are currently under investigation by the WA police, it is important that you understand your rights and get proper legal advice about the options available to you.

At Tang Law, our criminal lawyers are experienced in dealing with a variety of cases, including charges such as assault, breach of restraining orders, burglary, criminal damage, possession of drugs and sexual offenses. Our highly qualified team of experienced criminal defense lawyers provide legal representation and advice in all courts around Perth and throughout regional Western Australia. Achieving the best possible results for our clients is a responsibility we take very seriously. Everything we have achieved is a direct outcome of our smart, strategic and customized approach to every case.

Entering a Plea

If you are charged with a criminal offence in Australia, you are generally required to enter a plea (guilty or not guilty) at the initial Court mention and the matter is then dealt with accordingly. Depending on the seriousness of the charge(s), almost all matters start out in the Magistrates Court, and this is where the first chance is given for a plea to be entered. Before entering a plea, serious and careful considerations should be given to factors including:

  • Correctness of the charges;
  • The alleged facts giving rise to the charges;
  • The evidence for and against the accused;
  • Personal background and relevant history that might be brought to the court’s attention; and
  • Understanding of the charge in question and the penalty that is likely to be imposed

Seeking Criminal Law Advice

An effective legal representative is essential in bringing out the important facts properly. Even when you do not have a defense, and so you have pleaded guilty as charged, there is still a lot that needs to be done in order to reduce the penalty or sentence that you might otherwise receive.

Our approach to criminal defense and litigation is client-focused and involves a deep understanding of practice and procedure combined with innovative strategy, legal technical excellence and client advocacy. We will continue to fight and stand for you until your case is resolved.

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    Rest assured, you will be able to entrust your case with us – from strategic planning, the issue of demands and notices, commencement of legal proceedings, representation and negotiation and resolution of disputes.

    Our experienced team of multicultural and multi-talented lawyers are fluent in English as well as a variety of other languages, including Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien), Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Malaysian (Bahasa Malaysia) and several other dialects. Tang Law is one of Perth’s most famous law firms that is fluent in the use of Chinese language communication. In the past 15 years, Tang Law has provided high quality services to many local enterprises and individuals. We will make sure that we give you a satisfactory experience with our legal counsel.

    How can we help you?

    • Dealing with Police
    • Entering A Plea
    • Petty Crimes & Minor Offences
    • Plea Bargaining
    • Bail Applications
    • Direct Appeals
    • Obtaining Character References and Reports
    • Assault & Breach of Violence Restraining Orders
    • Criminal Deportation
    • Driving Offences (dangerous/unlicensed/DUI)
    • Drug Offences (possession/sell or supply/trafficking)
    • Indecent Dealings & Sexual Offences
    • Online & Computer Crimes
    • Possession of Lethal Weapons & Firearms
    • Property Damage & Arson Offences
    • Robbery & Burglary Offences
    • Visa Cancellation Based on Criminal Offending