What to do for unusual criminal law cases
What to do for unusual criminal law cases

While many people out there have watched law and crime shows on television that depict crazy and out-there cases, many people are unsure of who to turn to when they have an unusual criminal law case themselves.

In most cases, it is easy enough to figure out what type of lawyer to hire. For example, if someone is wanting to get a divorce, then they would hire a family lawyer.

Similarly, if someone is wanting to fight a drink driving case, then they would hire a criminal law lawyer. But who exactly do you hire if something unusual has occurred. For instance, there may be a case where someone has been slipped drugs unknowingly and then has driven home only to be caught under the influence. The case then becomes a little more complicated. Another example may be if someone asks to borrow another person’s car and then they find out the person who was driving it never had a licence and ran a red light while driving.


Some people may be accused of a crime that they didn’t commit simply because they look somewhat like the person who was actually driving a car. Whatever the unusual circumstance may be, it is always best to seek help from professionals.

Criminal lawyers have usually seen it all

It is common that most people think that their case is unusual and unique. The truth is that it is likely for experienced criminal law lawyers to have already dealt with something similar. This is because when having years of experience in the field, most scenarios have come up at one point or another. For this reason, it is also important to seek professional help even if you think the case is too much for a lawyer, or if you feel embarrassed to share it. Criminal lawyers are extremely professional and are bound by the law to not share your story (attorney-client privileges).

Because of this, it is always safe to chat with a professional even if you think you have done something wrong. Even a single person in the world deserves a fair trial, and so nobody would be turned away when they are looking to seek the help of an expert. Having said this, if someone is found that a client doesn’t feel comfortable with, they can always keep searching to find a criminal law lawyer that is right for them.

About the Author

Joseph Harb
Joseph Harb

Joseph Harb is the Principal Lawyer at Australian Criminal Defence and one of Sydney’s most respected criminal lawyers. Joseph appears in matters in all jurisdictions in Australia and has consistently achieved a solid reputation in criminal and drug matters Joseph is a keen blog writer and has a focus on social justice issues and encroachment on civil liberties

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