Helping you defend criminal charges that involve police and authority.
Our criminal defence lawyers have very specific expertise and experience in helping people defend charges for criminal offences that directly involve some form of interaction with:
- Victoria Police
- Australian Federal Police
- Corrections Officers
- Protection Services Officers (PSOs)
Criminal defence against police
At Robinson Gill, we recognise that sometimes people are charged and brought before the courts as a means of covering up police misconduct.
Our advocacy work in this area can be found at www.policemisconduct.com.au.
By engaging Robinson Gill to assist you with your criminal defence, it equips us to deliver an even better outcome for civil claims.
Our team have extensive court advocacy experience and have appeared in every Magistrates' Court across metropolitan and regional Victoria, the Melbourne County Court, the Victorian County and Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal.
Civil litigation claims against police
Some common causes of action to pursue a civil litigation, include:
- False imprisonment
- Malicious prosecution
- Misfeasance in public office
Our dedicated police misconduct team handles all compensation through civil claim against Victoria Police (indemnified by the State of Victoria).
Commitment to the Indigenous community
Our lead criminal defence lawyer, Ali Besiroglu, was heavily involved at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS). He was a Volunteer Policy Officer for over three years, and then worked his way up to a Senior Solicitor role for the next six years.
He is passionate about social justice and has a deep commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Interviewed by the police? Speak with a lawyer.
If you have been arrested and/or interviewed by police, we encourage you to give our team a call. At a bare minimum, you deserve to know you’re rights and get advice on your next steps.