Criminal Law

It is a common saying that criminal defence lawyers stand between the state with its endless resources, and a single McClure Law we offer tailored criminal legal assistance and protection to help you reach the best possible outcome.

It is paramount that you obtain complete and effective advice in your criminal law query.
You need to understand your options and be properly represented, whether you have been charged by the Police, or your local Council.

We know that everyone is different. We all have different reasons for doing, and not doing things. That's why we offer a tailored approach when you are in trouble and dealing with the Police or another law enforcement body.

  • Do you know what you should and should not tell the Police? Understand your rights. Understand the Police charges.
  • Put your best case forward and admit to the Court you’re guilty!
  • Plead NOT GUILTY and DISPUTE your charges.
  • Obtain guidance on preparing the most suitable Character References.
  • Why not get the best possible help and support from our appropriate local health and welfare groups, and various Court Support Services.

Often the legal processes surrounding criminal law charges can be murky and confusing, and knowing the finer details can allow you and your family to arm yourself with the knowledge during this difficult time. Principal Mr Shane McClure has a wealth of experience in criminal law cases, and regularly appears in all Victorian courts and tribunals

Our criminal law services allow individuals to obtain effective advice and understand their options, and then put their best foot forward.

McClure Law were one of the first Victorian law firms to represent a client at an Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) hearing. Guided by Principal Mr Shane McClure, the team at McClure Law offer a tailored approach when assisting their clients, and dealing with the Police or other law enforcement bodies.
We regularly negotiate and defend charges based on driving, speeding, burglary, robbery, property damage, drug possession, assault and a wide range of other criminal law areas.

When meeting a Lawyer about your Criminal Charges make sure you understand:

  • The facts the Police allege, and if you disagree with them - what to do.
  • Court procedure and the standard of behaviour and etiquette expected of you in Court.
  • The types of evidence required, or the Courts normally consider relevant and admissible in your matter.
  • If there are any defences available to you.
  • If you need medical assistance.
  • Sentencing Law and the factors a Court must consider when Sentencing.
  • How you might appeal a Court’s decision.

McClure Law can appear in a range of criminal law cases including:

  • Mentions
  • Summary Case Conferences
  • Summary Hearings
  • Contest Mentions
  • Plea Hearings
  • Directions Hearings
  • Filing Hearings
  • Committal Mentions
  • Committal Hearings
  • Re-hearing Applications
  • Applications for Bail
  • Criminal Trials and Appeals

McClure Law can appear at:

  • Mentions
  • Summary Case Conferences
  • Summary Hearings.
  • Contest Mentions
  • Plea Hearings
  • Directions Hearings
  • Filing Hearings.
  • Committal Mentions.
  • Committal Hearings.
  • Re-hearing Applications
  • Applications for Bail
  • Criminal Trials and Appeals

McClure Law regularly negotiates and defends charges such as:

  • Driving in a Manner Dangerous
  • Driving at a Speed Dangerous to the Public
  • Exceeding the Speed Limit
  • Driving in an Emergency Lane
  • Failing to Report an Accident to the Police
  • Failing to Give your Name and Address
  • Providing a False Name and Address
  • Property Damage
  • Careless Driving
  • Criminal Damage
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Shopsteal
  • Driving without an Interlock
  • Exceeding .05
  • Driving Whilst Authorisation Suspended
  • Driving Whilst Disqualified
  • Driving Whilst Using a Mobile Phone
  • Failing to Wear a Seatbelt
  • Driving in a Manner Dangerous
  • Failing to Comply with an Undertaking
  • Rape
  • Recklessly Causing Serious Injury
  • Intentionally Causing Serious Injury
  • Assault
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Possession
  • Personal Safety Intervention Orders (Stalking)
  • Breach of an Intervention Order


For more information or to arrange a discussion with our legal team
phone 03 9744 1881 or email