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Shelby Smith – Criminal Lawyer

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Shelby Smith - Criminal Lawyer

Shelby Smith works exclusively in the practice of criminal law and also has previous experience in family law. She works in both our Brisbane and Gold Coast offices. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Psychology) from Bond University.

In accordance with the Potts Lawyers collaborative approach, she works in conjunction with our directors. She regularly appears in courts in Brisbane and Southport as well as suburban courts across Queensland.

Shelby is focused on achieving the best possible results for her clients. She provides realistic and practical answers to her clients’ questions. 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.

She has had experience with a wide range of matters including:

  • Drug offences (possession of dangerous drugs, production of dangerous drugs and drug trafficking)
  • Traffic offences (drink driving, drug driving and speeding offences)
  • Sexual offences (rape, sexual assault and child exploitation material)
  • Property offences (stealing, fraud and robbery)
  • Violent offences (assault and grievous bodily harm)

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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