Criminal Defence Advocacy


We provide advice and representation in a range of criminal matters, including driving charges, theft, fraud and other property-related offences, drug related charges, assault or violent offences. If you aren’t sure if your legal matter is a criminal matter, get in contact and our team can help explain court jurisdictions and processes.

Refer a client or contact us

Bail Applications


LACW lawyers can assist you to apply for bail or to vary your bail conditions. LACW will work closely with service providers to ensure you have the greatest opportunity to access the support you need in preparation for any bail application. Once bailed, we can also assist you in complying with bail conditions by providing case management and support.

Refer a client or contact us

VOCAT


If you have been a victim of crime, you may be entitled to financial compensation and other support to assist your healing. LACW can assist you to make an application to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, both in preparing the necessary paperwork and appearing as your advocate in VOCAT hearings.

Refer a client or contact us

Infringements & Fines


If you have accumulated fines that you are struggling to pay, LACW can assist in identifying your legal options. Where your infringements are at the Magistrates’ Court stage, we can appear on your behalf to seek a reduction in the amount you have to pay where valid grounds exist. If you are unsure about how to deal with your fines and whether you may be required to attend court, contact us.

Refer a client or contact us

Intervention Orders


LACW will assist women who present with intervention order related matters only where that woman has other legal matters on foot with LACW. In other cases, it may be more appropriate for women to be assisted by the Women’s Legal Service or the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service (AFVPLS).

Refer a client or contact us

Case Management


If you require legal services from LACW, we will conduct a full assessment of your needs – both legal and non-legal. We will ensure you have access to the support and treatment you need to allow you the greatest opportunity of rehabilitation. These case management services will operate alongside your legal casework and our staff will ensure you are connected to services to assist you.

Refer a client or contact us