Common assault & assault occasioning bodily harm (AOBH); grievous bodily harm (GBH); GBH with intent; acts with intent to harm; strangulation; wounding; assault public officer.

Drug & Firearm offencesDrug & Firearm offences

Drug & Firearm offences

Drug possession; drug dealing (meth/cocaine/heroin/MDMA) – from street level cases to large-scale importation cases involving many kilograms; possession of firearms including aggravated possession; cannabis cultivation and dealing; drug manufacture.

Sexual offencesSexual offences

Sexual offences

We are experienced in serious sexual offence cases, including historical sexual offending. Our director has appeared on many lengthy sex offence trials before juries.

Property offencesProperty offences

Property offences

“White-collar” crime (stealing/fraud including stealing as a director or servant); money laundering; extortion; robbery; burglary; possessing stolen property.



Murder; manslaughter; unlawful assault causing death; attempted murder.

Restraining ordersRestraining orders

Restraining orders

We defend persons who have been served with an interim restraining order and can also assist with final restraining order matters.

Traffic offencesTraffic offences

Traffic offences

Drink driving; drug driving; driver’s license matters (suspended/cancelled license); dangerous or reckless driving; dangerous driving causing death or bodily harm; extraordinary driver’s licenses; overturning lifetime driving bans.

Bail applicationsBail applications

Bail applications

We can assist you to obtain bail whether you are applying for the first time in the Magistrates Court, or are seeking a Supreme Court review after a refusal of bail.

Spent convictionsSpent convictions

Spent convictions

A spent conviction can mean the difference between remaining employed or having to start a whole new career. We can help you secure a spent conviction.



Our Director was a founding member of the DPP Appeals Team and is highly experienced at uncovering and successfully arguing grounds of appeal, from simple cases all the way through to Murder convictions.



We appear for clients in the Magistrates Court; Children’s Court; District Court; Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Criminal LawyerCriminal Lawyer

Criminal Lawyer

A good criminal lawyer is your fierce advocate both in and out of the courtroom. A criminal lawyer should fight hard to achieve your goals, whatever they may be in your case.

Client Testimonials

Got a lot of respect for James he answered all my questions and made sure he called me back straight away. Very pleased with the outcome he got me and would highly recommend him for any court appearance. Thanks mate for making sure I was out with my family for Christmas.

- Dylan Fulton

James is very helpful and friendly at a great rate
Thank you

- Kym S

I highly recommend james he helped me immensely, my partner contacted him while i was on remand in prison he was very consistant with contact to the both of us and extremely helpfull with all of our questions and information throughout the whole process of court . A fantastic end result james got me home to my family and cant thank him enough . A great service and great attitude thanks james

- Luke Ohara

Very impressive Attorney that is very Strategic & pays close Attention to Detail’s! After the other Dump Truck Attorney I had,James Jackson was a Breath of Fresh Air,Much Success in the Future James & you’ve got a Family Now from my Family to yours! Keep it moving like interstate Cargo! A Great Attorney,but Even a better Human Being🧐

- Ishmar Muhammad

Can’t recommend James enough to anyone that needs a lawyer. He has helped my partner with 3 bail applications and each time has been successful. His prices are affordable and is always happy to answer any of your questions.

- Nakita Huntley

James Jackson is an exceptional lawyer. His honesty and client-centric approach set him apart. He genuinely cares about your case, not just the money. James is friendly, straightforward, and offers invaluable advice. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking legal representation. A true professional!

- Muhammad Kamran

I was fortunate to have been represented by Mr James Jackson for a personally significant legal matter recently.
After only a very short while I felt comfortable and secure with not only his professionalism and insight, but also his sincere understanding of my situation. So much so, that I requested James to continue to represent me after he discharged from his previous firm (whom I had initially contracted with), to start this, his own legal practice.
James also ensured that my living interstate, and the lengthy timeline involved with the matter at hand, was not an obstacle, as he confidently lead the whole process to a successful conclusion.
I can honestly and wholeheartedly recommend James Jackson Criminal Defence, and thank him sincerely for his help. I wish he and his team all the very best for the future, as they embark on this new venture.

- Craig Mathews

James is an outstanding person! We had many issues with our previous Barrister prior to moving over to James and honestly the level of professionalism and support we received from him were second to none.

If you want the best opportunity for a successful outcome for yourself or a loved one then you need James to represent you.

Thank you for your commitment James

- Anonymous

James was thorough, sharp & really easy to work with from start to finish. He certainly knows his stuff & is also a genuinely nice guy. Everything ran as smoothly as possible & I wouldn’t hesitate in contacting James again in future if I ever found myself in need of representation. Thanks again!

- Samuel Lowth

James Jackson was exceptional in his professional expertise, preparation and approach to my case. I can’t thank you enough James for the incredible job you did managing and representing my case in court. It was a very stressful time in my life.

James was always supportive and positive throughout the entire process. Through his tireless work I achieved a positive result that will allow me to get on with my life.

I am forever grateful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend James Jackson Criminal Defence.

- Anonymous

James represented me at a 5 day trial in the District Court during which he was outstanding and meticulous in dismantling the prosecution. The jury deliberated for just 17 minutes before reaching a NOT GUILTY verdict. He was also an exceptional support for my family during the whole stressful process

- Duro Margaretic

Fantastic service, my son was in prison for a month with legal aid getting no where. Within 5 days of engaging James, my son was released with a fine. Also bonus was fixed fees which were extremely reasonable. Highly recommend.

- Stacey Marks

James is an absolutely incredible criminal defence lawyer, highly professional, extremely knowledgeable, the way he handled the prosecutor was absolutely impressive, and I am so pleased with the outcome. A highly valuable person to have on your side!

- Amy-Rose Bell

Honest and professional. Highly recommend James to anyone looking for help with legal matters in his area of expertise. I always felt like James told me the straight forward truth, and didn't sugar coat things for the sake of telling me what I wanted to hear. In the end, James achieved the best possible outcome for my family and I, and Im very grateful for his services.
Thank you again James.

- Adam Hamill

Great lawyer

- Abdullah virk

I’d highly recommend James for his services.

- Roxy Moyle

James done an outstanding job in record time , Honest from the start with costs and what was at stake regarding my case and kept in the loop the whole time...Highly recommend James ..

- Joshua Mcleod

If you need an outstanding criminal defence barrister engage James Jackson. James is a professional who goes above and beyond to represent his clients. James has been brilliant is replying to my queries and concerns. Until recently I faced serious historical criminal charges in the District Court. James recognised the case was not only weak but based on the evidence the State should have charged me as a juvenile. Through his incredible work drafting a number of well-crafted persuasive submissions the State conceded and sent the charges to the Children’s Court. It has been an incredibly traumatic experience but I know with James as my barrister the allegations will be found to be baseless and I will eventually be acquitted on all charges.

- Anonymous

The best criminal defence lawyer that has represented me.james has been my defence lawyer for 18months and i could not have expected a better outcome.would highly recomend to anyone with criminal matters.from his coucill and guidance i had all charges withdrawn.and two successlful bail applications whilst i was scheduel 2.An absolute weapon of a defence lawyer

- Dean Bonjekovic

James is committed to achieving the best results for his clients. We had advice from 2 barristers before James advising that my brother would not be granted bail and if in the rare chance he was, it would only be house arrest. James not only fought to have his bail granted in the Supreme Court but he did so with limited restrictions. Thank you James for everything.

- Anonymous

I was blessed enough to have James represent me. James went above and beyond what any other legal representative has ever gone, he left no stone unturned, James is a professional in his industry in all aspects. whenever I had a question or query he was always a phone call away. I would 100% recommend anyone who is caught up with the law to have James in their corner!

- Anonymous

My experiences with Mr Jackson has been amazing and i like the way he has handle my criminal case for multiple false allegations made by my Ex-wife and children. From our first phone call and how he committed himself at 100 percent all the times and did everything to he could to protect me from any prejudice to a fair judgement. Never lose faith and the truth will always prevail.

- Dino Diin

James has gone more than beyond for his professional service. He always very responsive for my queries and he is a very experience in his field.

- Freemond Ng

Barrister James Jackson is representing me on several complex matters which present some challenges. His advocacy and knowledge in the justice system has resulted in a couple of great outcomes for me recently. I find him to be strategically responsive and very persuasive in the court room. I would highly recommend James Jackson to anyone that needs legal representation.

- Paul D

I went to James at quite possibly the lowest point in my life. I’d spoken to other lawyers who’d not been particularly interested in helping me with accusations of a very serious and life changing nature.

From our very first meeting I knew that James was the person I wanted to represent me. Not only is James an exceptional lawyer who has helped me through every step of the way with my legal defence, he is also a phenomenal man with both compassion and integrity. My case was complex and long drawn out yet James never once didn’t get back to a phone call or email.

If you are looking for legal representation then I would go as far as saying you’d be incredibly fortunate to have James in your corner. I could not recommend this man enough.

- Nicholas Edis

Fantastic service, my son was in prison for a month with legal aid getting no where. Within 5 days of engaging James, my son was released with a fine. Also bonus was fixed fees which were extremely reasonable. Highly recommend.

- Stacey Marks

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