Highly recommend this law firm. They have a wonderful team of lawyers.
At Rana Lawyers, we’re more than just a law firm; we’re a community of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to uphold justice. As our reputation continues to grow, so does our need for passionate individuals to join our team. If you’re seeking a fulfilling career in criminal law, you’ve come to the right place. Browse our available criminal law jobs below.
With over 75 years of experience, our firm has tackled a diverse range of cases, offering a rich learning environment for newcomers as well as seasoned professionals looking for criminal law jobs.
We believe in nurturing talent, ensuring every member of our team has the opportunity to advance and grow in their respective fields. We have a clear pathway of career progression as well as formal and informal training opportunities.
At Rana Lawyers, our doors are open to all. When you join us as a lawyer, it’s not just the job you’ll cherish but also the deep sense of community and mutual respect. Our diverse team boasts experts from various life journeys and legal expertise, enriching our collective knowledge and accelerating our growth.
From time to time, we seek individuals to fill lawyer jobs who resonate with our dedication to meticulous record-keeping and championing our clients’ rights. Whether you’re just starting your journey or are a seasoned professional, we provide a dynamic environment to refine your expertise.
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Traditionally, a solicitor takes instructions from clients and briefs a barrister for advocacy purposes, such as appearing in Court. However, there has been a significant shift in this historical concept over time and solicitors have taken over advocacy in significant jurisdictions, known as solicitor advocates. At Rana Lawyers, our solicitors frequently appear as solicitor advocates in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in complex criminal matters.
The short answer is yes. Anytime a defendant is charged with an offence, there is an obligation on the defendant to appear in Court with certain exceptions. If a defendant is given a notice to appear, they must appear in Court without exception. If a defendant is placed on bail by the Police, they are generally required to attend Court unless a solicitor can appear in their stead and have the defendant’s appearance excused. However, prior to making a decision, it is important to consult a solicitor because each case varies depending on the charge.
Sometimes, you will see an option to plead guilty online. This is applied to a handful of very minor matters (such as public intoxication). It is important that you seek advice on the charge before deciding whether you can plead guilty online because a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
All charges commence in the Magistrates Court, whether it is drink driving or murder. At the first mention, certain charges that must progress to the District or Supreme Court will be placed in what is called the ‘committal stream’. The Court will direct that a brief of evidence be disclosed to the defendant by the Police, which ordinarily takes a few months (this varies depending on the charge). Once the brief is fully disclosed, the defendant is ordinarily committed to the superior Court. You will have the opportunity to cross examine witnesses or ask the Court to dismiss the charge for a lack of evidence.
It is always advisable to immediately seek legal advice. Even if the charge is minor, and you decide that you do not require legal advice, it would be in your best interests to book in an initial conference, which is free of charge with Rana Lawyers, to understand:
a. The Court process;
b. Your options;
c. Potential outcomes;
d. Whether there is a defence;
e. Whether there is a risk of a significant penalty being imposed.
There are several mechanisms for the Police to obtain your DNA and unless you challenge whatever mechanism they use, you will have to. It is important to seek legal advice because in many matters, DNA may be an important piece of evidence the Police use to build a case against you.
The general rule is always seek legal advice before you decide to speak with the Police and, in most instances, you will be told not to do an interview with the Police. The reason is everything you say is recorded and can be used for the Police to build their case or in Court against you. Prior to doing an interview, you do not receive any evidence or a complete analysis of a Police case. There are serious risks in doing an interview uninformed because if you say something that is inconsistent with objective evidence (such as camera footage), the Court may draw an inference that you lied, as opposed to making a mistake, because you had a guilty conscience and were trying to conceal the truth.
Police cannot search your house unless they have a warrant. There are certain exceptions to this rule, such as investigating a domestic violence offence or an emergent search for a particular purpose such as protecting the integrity of evidence.
A warrant is a document that permits Police to enter your home without your consent. This must be signed by a Justice of the Peace or a Magistrate. It is important to remember not to speak to the Police, save for giving your name and identifying details, without speaking to a lawyer first. Ordinarily, the Police will be recording the entirety of the search of your home and whatever you say may be recorded.
Some warrants may be set aside because they are defective or because they have been obtained improperly.
Highly recommend this law firm. They have a wonderful team of lawyers.
Ali Rana , thank you for all your work, advice and support. I Highly recommend you to other future clients . Great experience and professionalism, and the end results were achieved, thanks again
Ali Rana got me the best possible outcome and got charges dropped. Throughout the process he made me feel comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Wow what can I say I had a weapons charge and a fail to appear at court in Harvey Bay. kelsea Read came with me to the Brisbane police station on the 4/9 and i surrender myself. After talking to the police Kelsea got the fail to appear dropped and got my court case to be transferred from Harvey Bay to Brisbane. I walked out of the police station with a court date for the next day on the 5/9 Kelsea Read went to court with me on the 5/9 at Brisbane and was very professional. Kelsea talk to the judge and I got a no conviction and a $400 fine. Kelsea thank you I think you done a fantastic job and I would recommend you to everyone. Your professional, understanding, and very passionate thank you again you have made my wife and family very happy.
Recently found myself in a spot of legal bother and turned to Patricija for some much needed legal counsel. Patricija was wonderful and took the time to interpret the jargon and explain the situation to me in a language I could understand. Its comforting to know that if I ever find myself in such a low place again that there will always be a genuine, honest and professional lawyer in Patricija to help me pick myself up again. She stood for me when others wouldn’t, 5/5 would definitely recommend Patricija 🙂
“Kelsea Read” was my criminal defense lawyer she’s very knowledgeable and professional. She was very competent and compassionate and reassured me at a tough time. She clearly explained everything & laid out a clear plan of action and executed it flawlessly. We got the best results I wasn’t even sure was possible at first! She is an authentic person who really cares about her clients and is an excellent lawyer. I’ve never experienced someone so empathetic and caring that also knows the system and how to fight for you so well.” I would not hesitate to send any of my family and friends to her services.
I sincerely cannot recommend Rana law more emphatically based almost purely on the experience we’ve had working with Mr Shane McDowell. His commitment to my matters, his diligence and integrity, has made a long and frightening ordeal significantly less distressing. With Mr Ali Rana & Shane McDowell in your corner, you can rest assured that your matters are in the best possible hands. Professionalism, integrity, and understanding. Rana law, upholding the foundational principles of advocacy. My wife & I will *forever* be grateful.
Never in my life have I come across a more professional, empathetic legal service than the one I received at this organisation. Patricija treated us with respect, genuinely listened and worked hard to ensure the best outcome possible in our case. Cannot recommend highly enough! If only this thing had 6 stars…
Natasha Shorter is the most amazing lawyer in her field. Her area of expertise, is of the highest quality and professionalism that I myself, have personally witnessed. She is attentive, understanding and compassionate to her client’s needs.
Natasha exceeds any 5 star rating. In one word. Natasha Shorter is…. “BRILLIANT”. I highly recommend Natasha to anyone requiring the assistance of a lawyer. She simply is The Best!!!
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