Galbally Rolfe Criminal Lawyers is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading criminal law firms.
Established in 1976, we were the first law practice in Melbourne practising exclusively in criminal law. Today our practice includes representation and advice in the areas of criminal prosecutions, corporate law in a criminal context and professional disciplinary hearings in all jurisdictions.
Galbally Rolfe is qualified to act in all jurisdictions - from the Magistrates Court to the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeal in every state of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
Assisting clients through the difficulties of a criminal prosecution is not only a matter of giving good advice; at Galbally Rolfe we are proud of our reputation for establishing a strong and supportive rapport with clients, particularly in the long and emotionally challenging course of a major criminal trial.
Galbally Rolfe are specialists in the use of electronic data management systems for maximum access to and cross referencing of the huge amounts of information generated by complex criminal trials.
Galbally Rolfe's success is largely due to the exceptional skills of our individual members and we pride ourselves on our ability to work together as a team for our clients. All matters also receive the benefit of extensive partner supervision of associates.
Because Galbally Rolfe is held in high regard, we have access to, and only use, the best barristers (counsel), who, in complex criminal matters, especially, are essential to obtaining a successful outcome. Our long experience also enables us to match the client with the right barrister as we appreciate that every client, and every case, is unique.
Galbally Rolfe Criminal Lawyers has unparalleled experience in the defence of clients facing criminal prosecutions for a variety of matters including:
All Homicides including:
Murder /Manslaughter /Culpable Driving
All Drug matters including:
Importations and Trafficking
Cultivation and Manufacture
Possession and Use
All Sexual Assault matters including:
Rape and Indecent assaults
All Property offences including:
Obtaining by Deception/Fraud/
Proceeds of Crime
All Traffic matters including:
Driving in a Manner Dangerous
Drive Whilst Disqualified
All State and Commonwealth Criminal Prosecutions
In recent times the liability of company directors has been expanded greatly in a number of areas. Conduct which formerly attracted civil penalties now attracts criminal penalties including fines and imprisonment.
The intersection of Corporations Law and Criminal Law is a major area of interest for Galbally Rolfe and we keep abreast of all the changes in all facets of these areas.
As specialists in so called white collar crime,
Galbally Rolfe recognise and cater to the specific needs of the corporate client. These include:
transparency in billing
ready availability of staff
high levels of technological know-how
partner supervision of staff
the full extent of the practices resources
prompt and quality advice
representation at ASIC hearings
representation at Court
Galbally Rolfe Criminal Lawyers advise and represent professionals facing disciplinary investigations and hearings including:
Medical Practitioners Board
Psychologists Registration Board
Legal Practice Tribunals
Galbally Rolfe Criminal Lawyers offers a range of services in all jurisdictions across Australia. These include:
Magistrates Court/Local Court/County Court/District Court/Supreme Court (Criminal Jurisdiction)/ Court of Criminal Appeal/ASIC Hearings/Coroners Court/Federal Court/ Professional Misconduct Hearings
County Court/District Court
Supreme Court/Court of Criminal Appeal
Federal Court(Criminal Jurisdiction)
Professional Misconduct Hearings
At Galbally Rolfe Criminal Lawyers we understand that many people charged with criminal offences are understandably concerned about the cost of representation in their matters. We also understand that most individuals want to be competently represented when they are charged with offences, to reduce the anxiety associated with representing themselves, and in order to achieve the best possible result. Since the considerable legal aid funding cuts of the last two years, we have made it our objective to provide the very best legal representation whist not charging prohibitive fees. We work on fee structures and fixed fee arrangements to suit clients of every budget, so that everyone has the right to the legal representation that they deserve.