Choosing a lawyer to defend a criminal prosecution may be the most important decision you ever make. Life is complicated enough without adding a criminal record or jail term to the equation.

Despite the best efforts of our judiciary the criminal justice system is not a level playing field. When the immense resources of the state weigh down upon an accused in criminal proceedings there is only one person standing between an accused and potential ruination – his or her lawyer. All too often the odds of victory or defeat are profoundly affected by an accused’s choice of legal counsel.