Violent Offence Lawyers – Melbourne

Have you been charged with assault or a violent crime?

We can help. We have represented clients charged with violence offences in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts. We have offices located in Clifton Hill, and have represented clients from Northcote, Coburg, Fitzroy and surrounding areas, charged with violence related charges.

If you have been charged with assault you should engage a lawyer. The judiciary are extremely tough when it comes to dealing with defendants charged with violent crimes. In many cases people have a defence. There are many questions which need to be addressed before entering a plea of guilty to violent conduct.

Things that should be considered prior to attending Court are: Do you have a defence? Have you only been charged because you were present, and not because you were actively participating? Is the alleged victim likely to give evidence at Court? Did the police conduct a record of interview? What did you say on your record of interview? Is the record of interview or field interview admissible? Can you be identified? Are you eligible for a Diversion?

These are just some of the questions that need to be answered after a detailed consultation with an experienced violent crime lawyer, following receipt of all the evidence. Don’t try and represent yourself at Court because in most circumstances you may do yourself a disservice.

Call us for more information if your need help from a violent offence lawyer in Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick, Kew or the surrounding northern areas.


What our clients are saying about our family law service


I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients who need a family lawyer in Melbourne.


Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.


I run a commercial law practice and frequently refer clients to Rowan for assistance and advice with family law. Rowan is a family law specialist: this means he is independently verified as having required skills and clients can have confidence in his ability and ethical standards.

John Whelan

I have a Mortgage Broking business with a large number of clients who having varying needs. I have referred many clients who want an excellent Family Law Specialist to look after them during what are difficult times. I have even referred family members to Rowan as I know he will look after them compassionately and professionally. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services.

Andrew Kostanksi

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