If you have been charged with a criminal offence of any type, it is imperative that you deal with it using an experienced Criminal Defence lawyer.
The wrong choice of criminal lawyer will inevitably cost you dearly. False claims of vast experience or the posting of unverifiable written testimonials or claims of being "the best law firm in Queensland", can dupe a client into believing they are safe, when in fact they are not. The consequence for most clients is that they realise their mistake as they are being led from the courtroom to a waiting prison cell.
An experienced criminal lawyer doesn’t come from a previous career as a police officer or adding together the years of practice each member of a law firm has acquired. It comes from fearlessly bringing all sorts of criminal law matters to a conclusion personally, wherever they may be.
In a career spanning two decades, I have gained experience that most criminal lawyers can only ever dream of. For example, some lawyers claim to be experienced in all courts of superior jurisdiction, when what that really means, is that they sat silently next to a barrister in those courts while the barrister performed all the advocacy.
On the other hand, I have actually appeared as an advocate in every jurisdiction in Queensland, including several reported cases from the highest court in Queensland, the Court of Appeal. Less than a handful of criminal lawyers could honestly make such a claim.
This is the sort of work that imparts experience. It allows me to have a unique level of insight and confidence that makes my work stand out amongst my peers. If you are considering retaining a lawyer who claims to have appeared in all sorts of jurisdictions, don’t just accept their word, ask them to prove it. You may then find that despite their claimed experience, your life has been entrusted to a lawyer with only a few years of practice in a Magistrates Court.
It is no surprise that you will not find any unverifiable written testimonials on this website. There is no need. Each of the media clips or footage found on this website depicts me appearing in unusual or difficult matters. Where because of the people or law involved the stakes are higher than usual. They are themselves testimonials. Those clients chose McMillan Criminal Law because they understand that a great deal is needed in the courtroom and this firm is the only one who can deliver it. At McMillan Criminal Law we urge you to treat unverifiable written testimonials with great caution, they are very easy documents to invent.
With competition for clients growing many law firms have taken to advertising that they are the recipient of a series of awards commending their service of expertise. Regrettably, there are criminal law firms that have either invented or misrepresented the awards they proudly display on the front page of their website. It takes only a modicum of investigating to check the validity of their alleged success. This is the type of deceptive activity you will not find at McMillan Criminal Law. Our achievements actually do exist and are recognised in the profession.
Consider what has been said and choose your criminal lawyer wisely – your future depends on it!