Leading with compassion and understanding, Hugo Law Group is a criminal defence law firm that draws on decades of experience to support you through a challenging period.

Providing specialised criminal defence representation, we can guide you through the nuances of the legal process. We ensure that at every stage of your defence you can take comfort in feeling informed.

Leaving no stone unturned, we utilise our legal knowledge and courtroom experience to provide clients with the best representation possible. We pride ourselves on delivering the kind of service that you would seek for not only yourself, but also your friends or loved ones.

With an unwavering dedication, our team is trustworthy and approachable. Fostering a level of comfortability, we work to understand your story in order to provide the most individualised and strategic advice possible.

Our comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and empathic approach combine to ensure you never have to go through what may be one of the biggest challenges of your life alone.

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    Awards & Recognitions

    Your Team

    Carol Younes
    Partner — Sydney

    ACCREDITED SPECIALIST (Criminal Law)

    Karen Espiner
    Partner — Perth/Sydney

    ACCREDITED SPECIALIST (Criminal Law)

    Helen Christinson
    Partner — Sydney

    Damien Mahon
    Senior Associate — Northern NSW

    Jordan Portokalli
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    Rebecca Kriesler
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    Lindsay Stankovic
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    Carol Younes
    Partner — Sydney

    ACCREDITED SPECIALIST (Criminal Law)

    Karen Espiner
    Partner — Perth/Sydney

    ACCREDITED SPECIALIST (Criminal Law)

    Helen Christinson
    Partner — Sydney

    Damien Mahon
    Senior Associate — Northern NSW

    Jordan Portokalli
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    Rebecca Kriesler
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    Lindsay Stankovic
    Senior Lawyer — Sydney

    WHY YOU CAN TRUST HUGO LAW GROUP

    Hugo Law Group is a leading criminal defence law firm committed to defending the rights of our clients and delivering exceptional legal representation. With offices in Sydney, Canberra, and Perth, the firm is dedicated to expanding its reach and delivering the highest quality of service to clients across Australia.

    Our team is made up of highly skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyers who are dedicated to delivering the best possible outcome for our clients. We take a strategic and proactive approach to each case, ensuring that our clients are well-informed throughout the entire process.

    As leaders in criminal defence we know that every story has two sides. We defend yours.

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    Our areas of expertise in criminal law and traffic law NSW

    Hugo Law Group is a criminal defence law firm that leads with the belief that every story has two sides. This dedication to providing legal representation that defends your side of the story extends across criminal law and traffic law.

    Being accused of or charged with a crime can be both emotional and overwhelming. As Sydney criminal defence lawyers, we stand in your corner ready and willing to guide you through this difficult area of the law.

    We also understand that there are both short and long term consequences associated with being accused of a crime. In terms of criminal offences, these future outcomes can incorporate gaol time, fines, bonds, community service and travel restrictions.

    Read about the different types of offences and their potential consequences here.

    With an inherent understanding of the legal complexities and personal sensitives of being accused of a crime, we are proud to provide representation to clients facing all types of criminal charges.

    Whether charged with an assault, dishonesty and firearm offence or murder, manslaughter, perjury, property damage or a robbery offence, you can trust a criminal defence lawyer from Hugo Law Group Sydney to represent you.

    By understanding how the charges in each category of criminal law can vary depending on its context and other factors, a criminal defence lawyer in NSW from Hugo Law Group can ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

    When looking for a defence lawyer in Sydney, you can also trust Hugo Law Group to provide comprehensive and practical advice and representation in the area of traffic law. With the ability of a traffic offence to impact your personal and professional life, we take these matters seriously.

    Due to the range of different traffic charges and penalties, it is essential to have an experienced traffic lawyer who can prepare and present your case in the most effective manner possible.

    No matter if you’re looking to enter a plea of not guilty or guilty, our experienced team of lawyers will be steadfastly in your corner, helping both you and your loved ones navigate what is to come.

    Why Hugo Law Group Sydney

    Leaders in criminal defence, Hugo Law Group offers expert representation to individuals facing serious criminal charges. Drawing on decades of experience, our Sydney team are specialists at getting to the heart of the matter.

    We work with you to provide an understanding of the law and the court process ahead. This way, you can approach each stage of the legal process feeling both informed and supported.

    With early engagement, we can work to ensure that your rights and obligations are understood and that your interests are protected. This gives you the best chance possible to secure the best possible outcome.

    Mixing experience with genuine care and compassion, a criminal lawyer from Hugo Law Group is well versed in your case and committed to telling your side of the story. This ethos has given us our renowned reputation as a leading criminal defence law firm in Sydney.

    Comprised of some of the best criminal defence lawyers in Sydney, any complexities particular to NSW are second nature to our team. This means that we can confidently and competently represent our clients in all Sydney Courts and legal settings.

    Criminal Defence Lawyer Sydney FAQs

    A. Every person’s story is unique. You may be accused of a criminal offence such as assault or manslaughter, or you might be charged with a traffic offence. As such, no two cases are the same and no two costs are the same.

    While there is no one size fits all answer, it is important to note that certain factors will impact the cost of a Sydney criminal lawyer.

    Different charges will demand certain time investments when it comes to gathering evidence, interviewing relevant parties and mounting a defence. A defence lawyer from Hugo Law Group, as part of learning your side of the story, will endeavour to provide a full breakdown of the costs associated with retaining us and the next steps during your first consultation. We will provide you a detailed estimate of all future legal expenses so you are fully informed of the costs ahead.

    Call us now on 02 9696 1361 to book your first consultation with Hugo Law Group Sydney.

    A. Needing to hire a criminal lawyer in NSW is often the result of a serious charge or accusation being levelled against you. In order to navigate one of life’s most challenging moments, you need an experienced professional who is also empathetic.

    During this overwhelming and often tumultuous time, choosing a criminal lawyer in Sydney can feel like another uphill battle. This is largely because you will need to choose a legal firm that is qualified to understand both the legal and human elements associated with criminal charges.

    At Hugo Law Group, we make choosing legal representation feel seamless. With experience and human connection at the fore, we work with you and for you. This way, you can ensure that your interests are being protected and that your side of the story is being given a voice.

    A. No two people, accusations or charges are the same. A good criminal lawyer in Sydney recognises the nuances present in each case and how the law and relevant defences can be applied.

    Underneath this understanding of the legal system is the notion that an accusation or a charge also has personal consequences. The best criminal defence law firms combine experience with care.

    With a commitment to defending your side of the story, we take a strategic and personalised approach to your representation. This ensures that we can pursue the best outcome possible for you.

    WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

    “What truly distinguished Helen, however, was her personable approach. She has an innate ability to connect on a human level, making what could have been a strenuous process feel more manageable. Her empathetic demeanor and genuine interest in my concerns were evident throughout our interactions. This human touch did not detract from her professionalism but rather complemented it, creating a balanced and effective working relationship.

    Helen’s communication skills were exemplary. She consistently kept me informed with clear, concise, and jargon-free updates. Her approachable style and willingness to answer questions, no matter how small, made a significant difference. I always felt heard and understood, which is incredibly valuable in a legal setting.

    In addition to her professional prowess and personable nature, Helen’s commitment to ethical standards and client-focused service was clear. She displayed an unwavering dedication to my case, balancing a strong ethical framework with a deep understanding of my needs and expectations.

    Her performance in court was nothing short of impressive. Helen was not only well-prepared and persuasive but also demonstrated a level of advocacy that combines professional rigor with a relatable, human touch. Her arguments were compelling and well-articulated, a reflection of her overall excellence as a legal practitioner.

    In conclusion, working with Helen Christinson was a remarkable experience. Her blend of professional expertise, personable demeanor, and ease of collaboration made a potentially challenging journey much smoother. I wholeheartedly recommend Helen to anyone in need of top-tier legal representation, underscored by a genuine, approachable, and client-focused approach. Her work truly reflects the high standards and client-centric values of Hugo Law Group.”

    “I contacted Hugo Law Group upon recommendation from a friend and as expected, their professional services and support was exceptional and helped me navigate through a challenging situation. Initially I was referred to Partner Carol Younes who was extremely responsive and helpful with my matter and guided me through the somewhat awkward early steps of the process. Given this was unfamiliar territory for me, having someone knowledgably and experienced to step me through things, what we can do in preparation to appearing at court, and outlining all possible outcomes was refreshing and gave me confidence that I would be in the best position to achieve the right outcome.”

    “Hi Carol, from the bottom of my heart thank you for everything that you have done for me over the last couple of weeks. I was seriously completely lost with everything to do with this matter and you were nothing but sincere and genuine the entire time and for that I wanted to say thank you. I really wouldn’t have been able to attend today without you. Thank you.”

    – K’s Family