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Shelby Smith – Criminal Lawyer

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Shelby Smith - Criminal Lawyer

Shelby works out of our Brisbane office and practises exclusively in criminal law, traffic law and domestic violence. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Psychology) from Bond University and was admitted as a Solicitor in 2018.

She has experience representing clients charged with a wide range of criminal offences including:

  • Drug offences (such as possession of dangerous drugs, supplying dangerous drugs and trafficking in dangerous drugs)
  • Sexual offences (such as rape, sexual assault, indecent treatment of a child and possessing child exploitation material)
  • Traffic offences (such as drink driving, unlicensed driving and speeding)
  • Property offences (such as stealing, fraud and robbery)
  • Violent offences (such as assault and grievous bodily harm)

Shelby is focused on achieving the best possible results for her clients. She provides realistic and practical advice and explores every available option. Her clients know they have someone resolutely on their side who will thoroughly prepare their matter and canvas all options. She appreciates the serious implications for her clients and works hard to justify the trust placed in her as advocate.

Shelby understands that, for her clients, the criminal justice system can be a daunting and unfamiliar experience. She aims to guide her clients through the process and ensure that they understand every step of the way.

Shelby has a reputation for being thorough, compassionate and approachable. She takes time to understand the priorities for her clients so that she can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Shelby’s Testimonials

“I also wanted to say thank you again for your great work on this, I especially appreciated the time on Monday. You can imagine this activity is a bit stressful so your calm and knowledgeable approach is most welcome.”

“Thank you again for your help and expertise at what was such a difficult time for me. You’re awesome, take care.”

“Shelby, you are so passionate about the law. Your enthusiasm will get you far. Thank you for managing my case, and thank you for being a kind ear for me at this sad time.”

“Dear Cameron,

I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team (Shelby and Jacqui) during a stressful time with my son’s case.

Your advice and guidance through the whole process from start to finish was assuring ; your experience and knowledge with the Southport legal administration and your strategy was executed to plan, in fact better as you had mentioned…..  We got the outcomes and results we wanted THANK YOU!”

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