Frequently Asked Questions
(Note: Please contact us if you are still looking for your query in this FAQ.)
Who is MKLAW?
The team consists of me, Michael Kuzilny, my executive assistant, and a handful of sharp legal minds with whom I work in conjunction. I have been working in the criminal justice system for many years. I am on top of the current laws and loopholes and pride myself on achieving the best outcome for all my clients. I know this is a stressful time for you. We will make the process of going to court pain free and simple. We will treat you like a good friend, and keep you updated every step along the way.
The good news is that if it comes to criminal law and traffic charges I will certainly represent you at all times, and not pass you onto some junior lawyer like you get in a lot of legal firms these days. If the matter falls outside traffic and criminal law, we can certainly refer you to a range of good and decent lawyers who we work with on a regular basis.
I will always give you fearless and courageous representation. Whether we plead guilty or not guilty or negotiate for charges to be withdrawn, in all cases I will fight strongly for your legal rights, with a view of getting you the best outcome and hopefully making your life a bit happier again. Everything we discuss will be confidential. I will keep costs to a minimum and charge you a fair legal fee for my services.
Will all lawyers get the same outcome?
No. Like any profession or trade, there are competent lawyers and others who are not so competent. There are lawyers with big egos, lawyers who put money first, and lawyers who love to put other lawyers down, so they can get the job over another lawyer.
I understand everyone is giving it their best shot. Your appearance in court, however, is too important to be left up to chance. If your lawyer gets it wrong, and you end up in prison or lose your licence for too long, you’ll be faced with having to spend more money on expensive appeals. In saying that, there are plenty of good and competent lawyers practicing in Victoria. Ring around and find someone that best suits your needs.
What will you do to get me the best result possible?
I will give you honest, prompt, and powerful court representation. If we decide that I can help you with your case, I will meet up with you asap and find out all the positive things about you and your case, and find out exactly what happened on the day of the offence. I will then get the brief, and organize meetings with all relevant parties.
I’ve been around the criminal justice system for many years, and I will do everything possible to help you get your life back on track, including to vigorously attack the prosecution brief if needed.
I realize life is stressful enough without having a court case hanging over your head. So once we meet up and I get my instructions from you, you can then sit back and relax. There is nothing more you need to do except come to court on the day, and perhaps organize some character references or some other reports. I will handle the rest. I will make this as painless and simple for you as possible. I promise! Your future is in safe hands.
What Matters Do You Handle?
Our criminal defence lawyers in Melbourne have expertise in handling all cases, such as criminal charges, manslaughter traffic violations, DUI, sex offences, fraud and theft.
What happens if I’m not happy with my outcome?
Received a summons or on bail?
Which Courts Do You Work In?
Our criminal lawyers in Melbourne work in all courts throughout Victoria and interstate. This way, you can expect our criminal litigation lawyers to represent your case at every judiciary level.
Will You Help If My Friend or Family Member has Just Been Arrested?
Call our criminal law firm immediately. Our criminal defence lawyers will act promptly and approach the police to find out where your friend or a family member has been taken to ensure they get the right legal help. For more bail information, get in touch now.
Do You Handle Manslaughter Cases?
If you have been charged or are under investigation for allegedly committing murder or manslaughter, please contact MK Law immediately.
Our team of manslaughter lawyers is highly experienced in dealing with complex prosecutions and is committed to providing adequate legal support for each case.
Our criminal law firm has established relationships with expert witnesses such as forensic pathologists, psychiatrists and toxicologists to present a strong defence on behalf of our clients. Our manslaughter lawyers have an excellent success record in defending allegations of murder or manslaughter, topping off with a strong sense of commitment and dedication to our clients.
What If the Police Want to Talk to Me?
You have the right to remain silent, meaning you can choose not to answer any questions asked by police or provide a statement. They must let you allow to contact your lawyer.
Therefore, you should speak to a criminal attorney before you get involved in any investigation (whether the case is small or big). However, you should provide basic details such as your name and address when asked by the police. For more info, call our Melbourne criminal lawyers now.
How Will You Help Me After the Police have interviewed me?
Once your interview with the police is over, you will be given a copy of the statement recording, which you should provide or send to our criminal lawyers in Melbourne as soon as possible.
This copy will help our criminal solicitors understand things so we can immediately work on your case, even if you have yet to be charged. We can help you avoid charges if you contact our criminal lawyers in Melbourne as soon as possible. But if police have arrested you following your interview, our criminal defence lawyers in Melbourne create a strategy and gather evidence.
How Far into the Proceeding Will Your Criminal Lawyers in Melbourne Represent Me?
Over 90% of criminal cases are likely to get resolved due to the withdrawal charges by the prosecutor, or plea of guilty or a combination of both. Keeping this in mind, our fixed fees will cover our attendance in court processes such as case conferences and negotiations, plea hearings, contested hearings, appeals, etc. Get in touch with our criminal litigation lawyers to see an accurate picture of your case.
How Will You Charge Me?
It depends on the nature of your case. Our national criminal lawyers will provide you with our cost disclosure statement mentioning our fees and an estimate of the likely legal fees for your matter. Our charges are reasonable and transparent, with no hidden extras involved. If you want to know more, call our criminal law firm today so our criminal litigation lawyers can prepare the best defence strategy for your case.
I have been wrongly framed, and I cannot afford to attend a trial—any solution?
Our criminal lawyers in Melbourne will negotiate with the police on your behalf and convince them why the charges against you are baseless, leading them to withdraw the case. If they don’t withdraw the charges—and they fail to prove them—our criminal solicitors will make an application for costs against them for compensation.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Some police officers are likely to suggest you not take a criminal attorney. However, you should always seek out independent advice. Even for a minor case, e.g. drunk driving, there are often drawbacks for inexperienced people appealing on their own in Court. If you would like to seek advice on whether you should hire a criminal attorney at your hearing, contact our law firm now, and our criminal attorney will discuss the matter with you.
How Long Can Police Keep Me in Custody Without Charge?
The investigation can go up to 8 hours of severe offences (also known as indictable offences). However, you can contact a friend, family member or a criminal attorney within that period.
You can contact our criminal law solicitors 24 hours a day for emergency legal advice. Make sure to delay any interview unless your criminal solicitors can give advice.
The Police Summons Me to Visit the Station. What Should I Do?
You must go to the station if you’re being formally arrested for an offence or questioned about a severe offence. Apart from that, you must show up at the station for a blood/breath test for a drink/driving offence. However, it is best to seek legal advice from your criminal law solicitors before attending.
How Can Criminal Law Solicitors Help with Assault Charges?
If you are charged with any assault-related incident, choosing a criminal law solicitor should be the first thing to do. Criminal law solicitors will fight for you, helping you create a strong defence as they know all options.
Will You Protect My Identity?
Of course. Our criminal lawyer will keep all the details confidential. We will not disclose anything you provide or say to us unless you ask us to, for instance, apply for a protective court order.
What should I bring to my first meeting with your criminal justice attorney?
Any court documents the police have given you should be brought with you while meeting our criminal justice attorney. This may include a Prosecution Notice, Statement of Material Facts, Criminal and Traffic History, Infringement Notice, Notice to Appear, Bail papers, and any other pertinent paperwork. You can call our criminal justice attorney any time if you are unsure about that.
Can You Tell Me the Possibility of Success in My Charge?
No trustworthy criminal justice attorney can or ought to promise a particular result in a criminal case. However, our criminal solicitors can guarantee that any advice we give you regarding your possibilities will be reliable and well-supported by our extensive knowledge.
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