Criminal Law

We help you to understand your rights

Whatever you are in trouble for

PD Law can help. Being arrested and appearing in court can be extremely stressful and our experienced lawyers will explain things so they are easy for you to understand.


If you are under investigation or arrested for any offence

We can help you to get the best result possible as early as possible. We appreciate the consequence of having a conviction on your record and how this impacts not only you, but your family, friends and you way of life.

It is important that you obtain experienced legal representation, as early as possible so you know your rights.


We know how the system works

Our criminal lawyers can assist you if you are required to be interviewed by police, need to represented in court after the police have charged you or you have already been found guilty and want to appeal the sentence.

We offer compassionate, clear and professional advice. We will prepare you for your court appearance. We will prepare you for the outcomes. We can provide you with the information you need to decide whether to plead, either not guilty or guilty. We will make you feel at ease and well represented.

Meet our Criminal Lawyer
Elizabeth Smith

After getting her law degree in 2008 Elizabeth joined a regional law practice in her home town and this is where she was admitted as a Solicitor and made her first appearances in court.

In her 3 years at the practice she became the Legal Aid Duty Lawyer helping people who for one reason or another, were financially disadvantaged.

In 2011 Elizabeth moved into a career that would take her into court on a more regular basis. As the civilian prosecutor for the Queensland Police Service in the Whitsunday Region, Elizabeth dedicated 6 years to ensuring that people abided by the law. After finishing up as prosecutor in 2016 to have her first child, Elizabeth sought a more flexible family friendly work role. “I am so pleased to be joining the team at PD Law focusing on Criminal Law.

Elizabeth Smith

Senior Lawyer

Criminal Law Guide

Click here for our guide which will give you some more information on what you need to think about.