Area of Practice

Criminal Law


Being charged with a criminal offence can have serious consequences. Our experienced lawyers at Chen Shan Lawyers can provide you with the assistance you need at this crucial period of your life.

Our criminal law team is dedicated to helping you attain the best possible results for your circumstances and providing you with realistic legal advice for your individual situation. We have the experience, expertise and resource to help you at all stages of your criminal law process – from your first contact with the police, through to court proceedings, and if necessary, to appeal processes. We have extensive experience acting for clients in all Local and District Courts, the Children’s Court, Supreme Court, Court of Appeal etc.

Our Criminal Law Team

Chen Shan Lawyers’ criminal law team is led by the principle, Karrina Chen, who has extensive knowledge and experience in criminal law. Our criminal lawyers are admitted to practice in the Local Court of New South Wales, the District Court of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia.

By working with you and our top-end barristers and senior counsels, our criminal law team searches all facets of your legal problem and assesses all avenues, options and opportunities. Our criminal law defense lawyers will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights. Chen Shan Lawyers’ extensive legal resources are available to provide urgent legal support for your emergency situation. We are ready to stand for you throughout your matter.

Our Service Covers

We offer legal services for all types of criminal law problems, ranging from minor traffic matters through to serious criminal offences including homicide and corporate crime. Here at Chen Shan Lawyers, we have a proven track record of outstanding results in the majority of cases we take on, usually with no criminal record recorded. Our range of services covers:

  • Affrays
  • Assaults
  • Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO’s)
  • Arrest and police interviews
  • Attendance at the police station
  • Appeals in all jurisdictions
  • Bail application
  • Break, enter and steal
  • Committal hearings
  • Drink driving
  • Drug offences
  • Firearm and weapon offences
  • Fraud (including Centrelink fraud)
  • Kidnapping – take/detain person for advantage
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Offensive conduct/language
  • Parole application
  • Perverting the course of justice
  • Property matters
  • Public order offences
  • Robbery and extortion
  • Sexual/indecent assault and acts if indecency
  • Theft/larceny
  • Using intoxicating substance to commit an indictable offence