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Michael Kuzilny

Meet Michael Kuzilny

Good people make mistakes, and the dedicated team at MK LAW, led by experienced criminal defence lawyers, are here to help you get through the tough times in life. It’s that simple!

Something I’ve learned from over 30 years in court is that it’s never too late to reach out for some expert help.

If you or a loved one have been charged or received a court summons, do yourself a favour and stop delaying. Your court case is important and your quick action today may mean the difference between conviction and a happy outcome.

I am passionate about informing everyone about our criminal justice system, whether you’re involved in a court case or not. Confidentiality is at the heart of what I do, so you rest assured that when you come to me for help, you’re in safe and caring hands. My team and I, as experienced criminal defence lawyers, are dedicated to providing professional representation, protecting your rights, and navigating the complexities of the legal process with expertise and dedication.

I also know that for many people in your shoes, one of the biggest worries when it comes to a court case is the cost. Lots of people are facing financial challenges, so at MK Law, I make it a priority to keep fees as low as possible and accommodate flexible payment methods. My number one priority is helping you get back to life as normal – and a huge legal bill has no place in normal life.

With honour and respect, I look forward to meeting you.

Love & best wishes,

Michael Kuzilny.

Since 1986

30

Years of criminal justice experience system 

Michael Kuzilny

Our People

Meet the Lawyers

Marcus Denning

Marcus Denning

Principal 

Raj Malhotra

Raj Malhotra

Partner

Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen

Partner

Gabrielle Yozefovich

Gabrielle Yozefovich

Senior lawyer

Jasmin Dhillon

Jasmin Dhillon

Partner

Lyndell Taylor

Lyndell Taylor

Office Manager

Burhan Eran

Burhan Eren

Special Counsel

Michael Kuzilny

Michael Kuzilny

Founder & Partner

About MK Law: A Leading Criminal Law Firm in Melbourne

Having an experienced criminal defence lawyer is important; sometimes, good people make mistakes, and having an experienced criminal lawyer can often yield the best possible results in terms of avoiding jail terms and criminal records as well as achieving therapeutic goals that focus on an offender’s rehabilitation. Michael Kuzilny and his team at MK Law are among Melbourne’s leading criminal defence lawyers.

Michael has experience in the criminal justice system in Victoria since 1986, which provides him with more than 30+ years experience in dealing with criminal law matters, resulting in a very long list of satisfied clients.

As a leading criminal law firm in Melbourne, MK Law also represents clients who wish to plead not guilty to both summary and serious indictable offences. We regularly appear in Magistrates Court contested hearing and jury trials in the County Courts. These trials are conducted by both our solicitor advocates or our network of skilled barristers who will zealously fight to win your case. 
 
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Criminal Lawyers Melbourne

Why Choose MK Law?

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The role of a criminal defence lawyer is often misunderstood in our community. Often people believe that all lawyers do is try and get their clients off police charges. In reality, criminal defence lawyers are officers of the Supreme Court and have duties to the Court first before our clients. That being said, a criminal lawyer’s first role is to ensure that the police evidence is sufficient to achieve a finding of guilt beyond reasonable doubt according to the rules of evidence. If that is not the case, we will likely conference with police to have your charges withdrawn and if that is not successful we will advise you to plead not guilty. 

In the summary jurisdiction (Magistrates Court), if you are found not guilty after a contested hearing, the Commissioner of Police will be ordered to pay your legal fees. At MK Law, our team of expert criminal defence lawyers brings specialized knowledge and expertise to every case, ensuring the best possible defense for our clients.

Whilst it is true that a client who is guilty can still request their lawyer to put the prosecution to proof to prove their case, all reputable law firms should strongly advise their clients to plead guilty in circumstances where there is a strong case against them. There is nothing worse than taking a client’s money for a contested hearing or trial doomed to failure. More importantly, a person found guilty after a proceeding may end up with an aggravated sentence compared to an early plea of guilty.

At MK Law we take our duties to the Courts and our clients very seriously. We are in the business of law and evidence and there is no place in selling clients false hopes. We often do appeals for clients who have come to us after receiving a harsh sentence in circumstances where their former lawyer sold them false hopes in running a trial or contested hearing. This often leads to having to spend more money on fixing the legal mess after the fact.

In a world where nearly all law firms are holding themselves out to be the best, MK Law stands out from the crowd. MK Law has been around since the early 2000’s and is arguably in the top 5 firms by reputation dealing with traffic law matters.

We have thousands of positive reviews online from google as well as other platforms. If you have found yourself in criminal law trouble, rest assured you’re in good hands with MK law.

To get started, give us a quick call and email your police brief of evidence. We will assess this documentation and provide you with some initial advice. If you are happy with our assessment, you can then retain our firm to take carriage of your matter up to finalisation. Don’t delay, call MK Law today!

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Our Client Process

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence or investigated for potentially breaching the law, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. MK Law is at your disposal during business hours or 24/7 if you find yourself in police custody. Our criminal lawyers can provide you with urgent advice and help protect your legal rights from the outset of your legal matter.

 

Act fast and give us a call; our call service is available 24/7, or book a free consultation on our website. Just visit our website, leave your details and a short message describing your issue, and we’ll get back to you with the details regarding your consultation. After that, we can discuss your situation in detail and provide you with legal advice on how to handle your case in the best way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our legal services:

If you have been charged, contact MK Law immediately. Being charged with a criminal offence is a serious matter; everything you say and do without the presence or consultation by your criminal lawyer could potentially make your legal issues worse.

You should contact MK Law immediately after you’re charged with a criminal offence or at the earliest convenience possible.

Having an experienced criminal defence attorney ensures that your rights are protected, and because we’re experienced in navigating the complexities of the legal system, it maximises your chances of a favourable outcome.

Simply put, a crime is a wrong where the community is the victim. This includes minor offences like speeding and parking fines. The police are usually the party that represents the State and the community in prosecuting criminal matters, but there can be other enforcement agencies for other crimes, like the council or the RSPCA. Civil wrongs are wrongs between two or more people or a class of people.  Sometimes a wrong can be a criminal and civil wrong. For example, assault is a criminal offence as well as a civil wrong (the tort of battery). Sometimes a victim of assault for example, may receive a restitution order for damages as a result of this criminal offence. A person may also sue an accused for damages in the civil stream under the tort of battery. 

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Top 5 firms by reputation dealing with traffic and criminal law matters in Melbourne.