Criminal law

Our criminal lawyers understand that being charged with a criminal offence is a very stressful and uncertain time for not only the client but also their loved ones. Ward Keller’s defence lawyers ensure that communication between the lawyer and the client is key. We have a reputation of ensuring that our client feels they can trust us, as we make sure that they understand the process and all the options. Our focus is on both expert knowledge, personal care and commitment. We have experienced criminal lawyers in both our Darwin and Alice Springs offices.

We represent both individual and corporate clients charged with all types of criminal offences.  Our lawyers have experience in the Local Court and Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, as well as the Criminal Court of Appeal. We also brief some of the leading barristers in Darwin and across Australia.

The lawyers at Ward Keller are experienced in all areas of the criminal laws operating in the Northern Territory and can provide defence representation for charges such as:

  • Violence related offences including assault, serious harm and sex offences.
  • Drug offences, including possession and supply.
  • Traffic and driving offences.
  • Fraud and robbery offences.
  • Domestic violence matters, including defending Domestic Violence Applications and offences relating to breach of DVO.

Seeking advice from a lawyer at an early stage will help to ensure your rights are protected. It is important to know about your rights, obligations and options so that you can make an informed decision.

We provide fixed fee services for some areas of criminal law – read more about our fees here.