CRIMINAL LAWYER SUTHERLAND
ACCREDITED SPECIALIST IN CRIMINAL LAW
Simon O'Toole has been practising as a lawyer in the Sutherland Shire since 2006. Prior to this he worked in the Local Court at Sutherland as a court officer and clerical officer while completing his legal studies.
During this time he has represented hundreds of clients in criminal proceedings before the Local Court of NSW and the Children's Court of NSW, and has also acted for clients in relation to trial, sentence, and appeal proceedings before the District Court of NSW, Supreme Court of NSW, the NSW Court of Appeal, NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, and the High Court of Australia.
In October 2011 Simon's experience and expertise in the field of criminal law was recognised when the Law Society of NSW granted him the status of an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, the confering of which follows an arduous process of assessment, and the maintaining of which requires ongoing annual study in the field of criminal law, in addition to and beyond that required of non-specialist lawyers. Simon remains an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law to this day. Further details of the rigorous criteria attached to this qualification can be found here: http://www.lawsociety.com.au/community/findingalawyer/SpecialistAccreditationScheme/index.htm
In addition to his extensive experience in the practise of criminal law Simon is also experienced in and able to assist you with other areas of law, including traffic law, licence appeals, apprehended violence orders, commercial litigation, general litigation, wills & probate.
Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law (2011 - present)
Member of the Legal Aid of NSW General Criminal Panel (2011 - present)
Solicitor Member of the Law Society of NSW (2006 - present)
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW (July 2005)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (UOW) (2005)
Bachelor of Laws (UOW) (2004)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (UNE) (2000)
Have you been charged by the police? Are you facing trial in the District Court? Do you suspect you are under investigation by authorities? Criminal proceedings of any kind are serious. They have the capacity to result in major detriment to your liberty, reputation, and future prospects.
Simon O'Toole is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law, with over a decade's worth of experience in representing clients in serious criminal proceedings in courts of every jurisdiction in NSW, along with the High Court of Australia.
If you are facing any degree of involvement in the criminal justice system it pays to use an expert.
Simon is able to expertly advise and represent you in relation to any criminal charge before any court or tribunal, including:
Breaking & Entering
Drink / Drug Driving
Driving Whilst Disqualified / Suspended / Unlicenced
Drug Manufacture / Supply &/or Possession
Public Justice Offences
Contact Simon today for a confidential and obligation free initial discussion about your criminal matter.
For many people holding a drivers licence is a critical element of their employment, without which they will be unable to provide for themselves or their families.
With automated and mobile traffic offence monitoring on the rise, and more police vehicles on our roads now than ever before, the prospects of being caught falling foul of the road rules unintentionally has never been higher.
As anyone who has had any involvement with the traffic legislation in NSW can attest, the laws in this state concerning driver licencing, traffic infringement, demerit points, and licence appeals are both voluminous and complex.
Simon O'Toole has years of experience assisting clients to traverse the labyrinth of regulation surrounding licencing and traffic offences.
He can assist and represent you in relation to any issues in this area, including:
Preparation and conduct of licence appeals to the Local Court of NSW concerning demerit point suspensions
Preparation and conduct of licence appeals to the Local Court of NSW concerning licence cancellation on medical grounds
Preparation and Conduct of licence appeals to the Local Court of NSW over suspensions incurred as a result of speeding offences
Applications to quash Habitual Traffic Offender Declarations
Advice and representation in respect of all traffic offences (including serious criminal matters such as police pursuits, driving in a manner dangerous, dangerous driving occassioning death and/or grevious bodily harm, negligent driving occassioning death and/or grevious bodily harm, drink driving, drug driving, driving while disqualified / suspended / unlicenced, etc).
In addition to his expertise in the criminal law Simon is an experienced and respected courtroom advocate, which means that your traffic matter will be handled professionally.
Contact Simon today for a relaxed and obligation free discussion about your traffic matter.
Contact Simon today for an obligation free discussion about your legal matter.
3/16 Gibbs Street
Miranda NSW 2228
PO Box 503
MIRANDA NSW 1490
Email & Phone
Tel: +61 2 9525 3700
Fax: +61 2 9525 4107