Criminal Defence Lawyers

Our team of experienced criminal lawyers appear in court every day of the week. They regularly appear in all courts including Local Court, District Court, Children’s Court, The Supreme Court Criminal Court of Appeal and Coroner’s Court.

Our lawyers have represented and advocated for Sydney clients across a range of matters including sexual offences, drug importation, drink driving, domestic violence, property offences, drug possession and assault.

Our criminal defence team is extremely experienced and able to run most court matters without the added expense of a barrister. However, for serious criminal matters we have a panel of expert barristers who we frequently engage.

You can rest assured that we will fight tirelessly in your corner and vigorously defend your rights.

Call us to arrange a free 20 minute no obligation consultation that includes case evaluation and cost estimate.

Why Choose BSM Lawyers

Brander Smith McKnight criminal lawyers have represented and advocated for clients in all criminal cases from serious matters such as manslaughter, sexual offences and drug importation to less serious matters such as drink driving, drug possession and assault.
Our team of criminal defence lawyers appear in court every day of the week. They regularly appear in courts throughout Sydney including the Local Court, District Court, Children’s Court, Supreme Court, Criminal Court of Appeal and Coroner’s Court.

Our lawyers are extremely experienced and able to run most court matters without the added expense of a barrister. However, for serious criminal matters we have a panel of expert barristers who we frequently engage.

Our criminal defence lawyers understand that the criminal justice system can be daunting and stressful to deal with and you can be certain that we will guide you through the system, explain the processes and fiercely advocate for you.  Brander Smith McKnight criminal lawyers will respect you and attend to your matter in an efficient, competent and compassionate manner.

Our criminal defence team have extensive experience across several areas of criminal law including:

  • Assault offences
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Harassment
  • Cyber Crime
  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Break and Enter Offences
  • Criminal Penalties
  • Sentencing
  • Larceny & Robbery Offences
  • Property offences
  • Defences to Criminal Offences
  • Bail Applications
  • Weapons Charges
  • Domestic Violence
  • Affray
  • Criminal Appeals
  • AVOs

 

Our Sydney lawyers offer a free 20 minute consultation which includes a case evaluation and cost estimation.

 

Call us to arrange a free 20 minute no obligation consultation that includes case evaluation and cost estimate.

 

Meet our Criminal Defence Lawyers

Sarah De Szell – Senior Lawyer

Sarah lawyer Sydney

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Western Sydney University. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law.

Sarah is admitted as a Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.
Sarah specialises in Criminal and Traffic Law and has extensive experience appearing in the Local Court of New South Wales, District Court of New South Wales, the Supreme Court and tribunals such as NCAT.

Sarah is a strong advocate who will fight for her clients and is renowned for achieving excellent outcomes for her clients both inside and outside the courtroom.

Sarah believes that good representation starts with thorough preparation of her matters and will strive to ensure that her clients feel comfortable and informed in what is typically a stressful time.

 

Elliot Lloyd – Senior Lawyer

Elliot Lloyd lawyer NSW

Elliot has both a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Laws in 2016 from the University of Wollongong. He was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2016 from the College of Law Sydney and completed his practical legal training at Legal Aid NSW.

He is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW and as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Elliot has worked as a solicitor in the community legal sector and as a criminal law solicitor both at the Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT and in private practice.

He enjoys guiding clients through the legal process and providing correct and practical advice so they can achieve the best outcomes for themselves. Elliot has excellent advocacy and communication skills. He regularly appears in the Local Court of NSW in criminal law and traffic matters.

 

Kyle Dmoch – Law Graduate

Kyle BSM Lawyer Sydney NSW

Kyle holds two degrees, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wollongong and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law from Macquarie University.

During Kyle’s legal studies, he received an academic award for achieving first place in Constitutional Law.

In the two years that Kyle has worked at Brander Smith McKnight he has proved to be an invaluable asset assisting clients to achieve outstanding results in a variety of matters and providing the best legal service. Kyle has a passion for Criminal and Commercial Law.

 

Call us to arrange a free 20 minute no obligation consultation that includes case evaluation and cost estimate.

 

Our Locations

Brander Smith McKnight’s services are available at a number of locations across New South Wales. These locations are:

  • Sutherland: Suite 1 2/9 East Parade Sutherland NSW 2232
  • Parramatta: Level 14 3 Parramatta Square, Macquarie St, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Wollongong: Level 1, Suite 1 90 Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
  • Sydney CBD: MCL Centre Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000

You can also contact Brander Smith McKnight on: 02 8539 7475

 

Please be aware that we observe strict COVID safe practices. Consultations can be done via telephone or Skype and documents witnessed using Skype. Where attendance is necessary all Covid precautions are taken. We continue to maintain our commitment to clients and provide expert legal services.

Your Criminal Defence Legal Team

Tyson Brown

Tyson Brown

Senior Associate

Sarah lawyer Sydney

Sarah De Szell

Senior Lawyer

Elliot Lloyd lawyer NSW

Elliot Lloyd

Senior Lawyer

Criminal Defence Legal Services