David Barrese & Associates is a boutique Law firm that practices exclusively in Criminal Defence Law. The firm was established by Mr David Barrese, Solicitor Advocate, who appears on a daily basis in all Victorian courts from the Children's Court, Coroners Court, Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Our firm also appears in appeals to the High Court of Australia.
Our firm prides itself on providing professional, expert and strategic legal advice to ensure that you receive the highest standard of legal representation and the best result at court. We believe that this is imperative, as Criminal Proceedings have a significant impact upon your life, future, family, employment, travel plans, and most importantly, your liberty.
We have a number of experienced Criminal Advocates to assist you in your matter through the Courts and Criminal Justice System. All of our Advocates have one goal - to ensure that your rights are protected and a just outcome is achieved, whether you plead guilty or not guilty.
Our lawyers will prepare your case and appear in Court as required, whilst also briefing experienced Barristers as necessary to assist in the preparation and presentation of your case. We will keep you informed and liaise with you at every stage of the proceedings, obtaining your instructions every step of the way so as to assist you in making informed decisions in your matter.
We hold true to our philosophy that all persons are entitled to a defence and to be legally represented by a lawyer of their choosing.
We understand that the Court process can be lengthy and extremely distressing to you and other significant people in your life. We at David Barrese & Associates possess the necessary expertise to ensure that you are guided and supported throughout your proceedings. We pride ourselves on having the necessary skills to identify each person’s individual needs. After all, we understand that a person may have committed offences due to factors such as drug addiction, mental health issues, anger management problems, gambling addiction, or alcohol abuse, amongst others.
We have strong relationships with external agencies that we can utilise on your behalf to ensure that any of the above issues you may have are properly addressed. We see that our role is not only to defend you, but to assist you in obtaining the support you may require. It is this ethos that sets us aside from other Criminal Law Firms.
Combined, our firm has over 15 years’ experience exclusively in the area of Criminal Law. Our lawyers have had carriage of significant high profile matters, and have a high success rate in defending Criminal matters.
Our office is willing to appear in all Country Regional Areas and also appear in matters in all States of Australia. Below is a list of the Courts we regularly appear in. If the Court you must attend is not on the list, please contact us.
|Bendigo||Broadmeadows||Collingwood Neighbourhood Justice Centre|
|Dandenong (including Drug Court)||Frankston||Geelong|
|Heidelberg||La Trobe Valley||Mildura|
|Moorabbin Neighbourhood Justice Centre||Morwell||Orbost|