Elizabeth McKinnon is a barrister who has specialised in criminal defence law for 16 years. She is known to be a tough advocate for her clients. She always fights to achieve the best results through her legal representation.
Elizabeth works mainly in Victorian criminal courts including:
Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
County Court of Victoria
Supreme Court of Victoria.
She also represents accused people in other states and territories in serious criminal cases.
Elizabeth is a criminal law specialist and a tough fighter for your rights.
One phone call when legal problems first emerge can make a big difference to the outcome of your case. Things are much easier and quicker to deal with if a good lawyer is involved early on.
If the police want to speak to you be confident to ask them why. You must provide your name and address if asked by police. The police should give you an opportunity to contact a lawyer. Take that opportunity and contact Elizabeth McKinnon immediately.
205 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Consultations by appointment.
These days it is easy to be charged with a sex offence. Innocent people are often charged. Allegations and charges can arise out of a misunderstanding, bitter family divisions, ignorance of the law, or sheer dishonesty.
If allegations are made, it is not uncommon for them to be exaggerated. This can result in police charging an accused with more than what he or she has actually done.
Accused people often feel that it is difficult to get a fair outcome, and that they have to prove their innocence, rather than being innocent until proven guilty. Elizabeth McKinnon is one of Victoria's leading defenders of accused people in sex cases.
In criminal trials relating to sex offences, the consequences are serious. The trials are technical and difficult, and the criminal justice system can be hostile toward an accused person. Accused are often confronted by a well resourced prosecution so a committed and strong defence team is crucial. Consequences of being found guilty of a sex offence are devastating, both personally and financially. The sentences often involve imprisonment, and the jail terms can be long. You can be placed on the Sex Offender Register, be prohibited from working with children, and have your travel and employment affected.
Whether you have been accused of murder, assault, drug offences, fraud, theft, culpable driving or any other criminal offence, it is crucial that you receive the best advice and support early. You need a lawyer to fight for you to maximise your chance of getting the best outcome. You need a lawyer to:
You want a lawyer who cares about you and the result.
When you are under investigation, or charged with a crime, it can be very confronting. You may have been used to seeing the police and justice system as your protector, and now they are a real threat to you. Under this pressure, it can be difficult to think clearly.
If you are charged and held in custody, you will most likely want to apply for bail. It is vital to properly prepare for a bail application to have the best chance of getting bail. Due to high profile cases involving people who were on bail, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get bail. It is vital to seek legal assistance quickly to have the best chance.
Elizabeth has worked on thousands of criminal cases, and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate from the Victorian Bar.
She is a criminal law specialist.