Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers in Perth

Every story has two sides. We defend yours.

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Adrian and the team at Hugo Law Group have been exceptional throughout the duration of my case. Adrian and his team have saved me from one of the most difficult times of my life. I am forever grateful for what they have done for me. Thank you.
Highly recommend Mitchell Greig. He made the experience seamless, relieved the stress of the situation and was very informative through the whole process.
I would recommend Mitchell Grieg for any matter. Approachable , Professional , honest and will fight for best outcome possible.
Completely professional and personal service provided by Mitchell. Brought a great strategy to achieve a successful outcome. Personable and responsive! Thanks Mitchell at Hugo Law. Jon R
Nobody enjoys going to court so it was reassuring to be advised and represented by Mitchell Greig. He is wise, supportive and stands for his clients. His background, legal knowledge and experience, make him relatable both to his client and to the court. Not all heroes wear capes, however, in my mind, Mitchell is certainly worthy. Thank you!
I had the pleasure of engaging Hugo Law Group, for Legal counsel. They were very transparent, helpful and reassuring during the entire process. Highly recommend to anyone seeking legal advice. Special Thanks to Tom Taylor!
Wonderful, compassionate and skill full team at Hugo.
Adrian McKenna is a prodigy. Achieved a great result, couldn’t be happier. Down to earth and always reachable. 10/10
Absolutely outstanding! Thomas is a brilliant lawyer who took my husband’s case level 3 drink drive. Thomas worked tirelessly on our case and achieved the best possible outcome in our case. I couldn’t be happier with his strategic approach expertise, dedication, and exceptional results. Thank you for your service Thomas. Highly recommend!”
I was referred to Adrian McKenna at Hugo Law by a friend (solicitor). As I had never been a defendent before I was naturally extremely nervous and scared. As soon as I met Adrian I knew I was in good hands.
Adrian was so professional with his explanations of what to expect. He was also compassionate and listened to me. I asked so many questions. He looked at me and said “let us do our job”, and “follow his directions”.
The Barrister he engaged to my case was excellent. Over weeks and months, with hearings in between, waiting for the court date and the final hearings I was so nervous and asked too many questions again. Again, “let us do our job”. A confidence boost again from Adrian.
The Barrister asked all the right questions which I wanted him to ask. He and Adrian provided all the facts and statements that were vital to the Magistrates decisions.
We got the best outcome, no convictions.
I thank Adrian and his team for their patience, guidance, advice, and compassion through my heartbreaking ordeal. His advice “let us do our job” was the best advice leading to the best result.
I would highly recommend Adrian at HugoLaw. He gets the job done!
Very professional and efficient lawyers. I highly recommend Mitchell Greig to help you with your case. Mitchell worked tirelessly to defend me and helped me achieve a positive result. I am very grateful. Five stars.
Hugo Law Group (Canberra) – Result driven and professional service of the highest standard. We were so grateful to work with Stephanie Beckedahl on a recent matter. Stephanie was an amazing lawyer, we cannot thank enough for her great support, knowledge and determination.
I recently had the pleasure of hiring the HUGO Law Firm to handle some driving charges I was facing, and I couldn’t be happier with the service I received. My lawyer, Max Hasler, was outstanding in every way. He was always professional, showing a deep understanding of the law and a genuine commitment to my case.

Max was not only knowledgeable but also incredibly caring. He took the time to listen to my concerns and was always available whenever I needed him. Whether it was a quick phone call or an in-depth discussion about the details of my case, Max made sure I felt supported and informed every step of the way.

The dedication and expertise that Max and the HUGO Law Firm demonstrated have truly made a difference in my life. I highly recommend Max Hasler and the entire team at HUGO Law Firm to anyone in need of legal advice in the ACT. Their professionalism, compassion, and availability are second to none.

Thank you, Max and HUGO Law Firm, for your exceptional service!
I recently finished a court matter a few weeks ago where, Adrian and the group at Hugo law were very helpful, informative and insightful in helping my family and me throughout it all.

The whole time I felt supported and well informed about what would happen and what our desired outcome was. Adrian was also very knowledgeable and was always on hand with good advice about anything I had questions about.

Overall, my experience was one of profound professionalism and excellent service.

Thank you Adrian and the team at Hugo Law.

– Luci
Thank you, Thomas, for your exceptional work and for helping me navigate through a challenging legal matter with ease and confidence. Thank you for the hard work and dedication.
Jack a young upcoming lawyer took on two cases of mine. He handled the process extremely professional in the difficult situation. Enabling me and working directly with ADACAS staff to assist with the case and reports required.

Max took over one of the legal disagreement of mine. He was highly professional, understanding and compassionate. Max is highly educated, informed with current legislation and provides a welcoming environment. He is honest about recommendations.

Dealing with complex disabilities both staff member were accommodating to myself, my needs and my support animal.

Highly recommend Hugo Law group!
For the past two years my family has engaged Tom Taylor at Hugo Law for a matter which frankly should never have entered our lives. Unfortunately it did and we needed a high quality advocate who could give us balanced honest advice and support. Tom was amazing. Highly credentialled of course, but more than that, he was honest, down to earth and he approached our issue with a level of tenacity which was reassuring. He, and Hugo Law, were a godsend in a very stressful time. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Tom and his team are professional, brilliant and, most importantly, human.
I made contact with Max and told him of my situation and Max told me that he would help me out. Max advised me that he would aim for the best possible outcome for me in my situation.

At the end of the day, Max achieved the best possible outcome for me.

Max was very professional in his dealings regarding my situation from beginning to end, everything was explained to me and Max followed through.

I would highly recommend Max to anyone & I would gladly use Max again if I needed him.
Worked with Thomas Tiffen as my lawyer. Very professional and always quick to respond. Highly recommend.
I had a 6 year criminal case that was abit outthere.Hugo law Groups excellent in both professionalism and experience was beyond what i was expecting!My experience was exceptionally great. A very well organized firm, experienced and professional. Customer service was excellent and the lawyer Rebecca Kriesler and counsel Caitlin Akthar of Forbs chambers on my case, were beyond amazing and i got the outcome that i wanted! They worked
very well together and were very thorough and very experienced.Rebecca knows what she is talking about. All in all, I had a positive experience and I highly recommend Hugo law 10 stars 🌟 for me .
I am very grateful to Stephanie and the entire Hugo Law Group. My son’s case was handled with compassion, skill and efficiency. Stephanie was amazing in the court arena, never intimidated by the magistrate, always willing to argue the client’s point of view with truth and fairness.
She achieved the result I hoped for
and I am so pleased that the Hugo Law Group was recommended to me. They really do adhere to their motto of there being two sides to every story.
With appreciation and gratitude
Sue Mitchell
Helpful, understanding and great guidance every step of the way. Couldn’t fault them and can’t thank them enough. 5/5

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    Your Team

    If you are accused of a criminal offence, you need a specialist criminal lawyer in your corner. With some of the most highly regarded lawyers in Perth, our team of criminal lawyers will provide you with comprehensive, honest and strategic advice.

    Karen Espiner
    Partner — Perth


    Callum Parker
    Lawyer — Perth

    Criminal Law Perth

    As a premier criminal defence law firm in Perth, Western Australia, Hugo Law Group is dedicated to bringing our experience, skills and knowledge in order to safeguard your rights.

    Criminal law is a complex domain with a myriad of charges and offences falling under its purview. Each charge presents unique complexities and sensitivities that require careful consideration.

    With an innate understanding of criminal law and a tailored approach to each case, we strive to comprehend and advocate for your perspective. As highly esteemed criminal law specialists, we leave no stone unturned in building a robust defence.

    Facing accusations or charges for a criminal offence can be an overwhelming and highly emotional experience. Hugo Law Group Perth serves as a guiding presence during this challenging time, ensuring you are well-informed about available options and the necessary steps forward.

    Our criminal defence lawyers in Perth appear in court regularly, bringing the experience needed to navigate the criminal law system and attain the best possible outcome for you.

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    Perth criminal law experts

    Being accused of a crime can be emotionally overwhelming, with potential short and long-term consequences impacting your life. Hugo Law Group Perth is committed to providing strategic advice tailored to sentencing outcomes, ranging from fines to imprisonment.

    Short-term consequences may involve bonds, fines, community service, or even the prospect of gaol. In the long term, the recording of a criminal conviction can impede travel plans or work prospects.

    Understanding criminal law offences on both a human and legal level, we possess the knowledge and acumen necessary to guide you through your best options, whether in front of a magistrate, judge or jury.

    Our highly specialised approach is evident when engaging a criminal defence lawyer from Perth’s Hugo Law Group. We operate across all types of criminal offences, including assault, dishonesty, firearms, murder, manslaughter, perjury, robbery, sexual assault, and more.

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    Our Expertise

    The Hugo Law Group difference

    Criminal offences can be complicated, and charges can feel overwhelming and stressful. At Hugo Law Group Perth, we provide you all the information you need and the very best in legal representation, ensuring you understand the charges, burden of proof, and available options.

    Your life and future are at stake, and understanding your unique situation is a must. Combined with strategic advice, our commitment to defending your side of the story remains unwavering, whether you plead guilty or not guilty.

    As experts in criminal law, our Perth criminal defence lawyer team has the experience and dedication required to guide you from being charged to defending that charge in court.

    In this vast area of law, each criminal offence demands specialist knowledge. Criminal law is second nature to the Hugo Law Group team, and we are proud to offer the level of service you would demand for a loved one in need.

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    Perth Criminal Law FAQs

    Criminal law covers the only area of law where, if the allegation is proved, sentences of imprisonment and other highly punitive penalties or restrictions of liberty can be imposed by courts.

    Criminal law can be contrasted with civil law where a breach may only involve civil fines and other consequences that do not involve a deprivation of liberty.

    A criminal case is typically brought against an individual or company by or on behalf of the state, through police or the director of public prosecutions. In civil law, disputes will often be between parties and these parties can be individuals, companies, organisations and even governments.

    Penalties for drug possession vary based on the quantity of the relevant drug, the maximum available penalty, the seriousness of the offence and an offender’s past history of criminal convictions, if any. Small quantities may result in cautions or warnings, while larger amounts can lead to fines or imprisonment.


    “Karen, When I meet you I knew I had to have you on my team. I can never thank you enough!”


    “Karen, I cannot thank you enough for your representation on this matter. From our first conversation I felt very much at ease with your support and explanation of the process. I am thrilled with the outcome. Again, thank you for everything – I will very happily recommend you to anyone in the future.”

    “Karen – It was lovely to meet you. You were a welcome warm and empathetic face in tricky circumstances.”