Newcastle Criminal Lawyers

James Janke


Many people begin their degree with a vague idea of what career path they would like to follow upon graduation. Not me. I knew I wanted to be a criminal lawyer. I am passionate about the rule of law, fighting hard for my clients’ rights, preparing thoroughly and making sure everyone who instructs me gets a ‘fair go’. I represent a broad range of clients in the criminal law and quasi criminal law jurisdictions including in relation to:

    • Criminal law matters
    • Traffic matters
    • License appeals
    • Coronial inquests
    • Commissions of inquiry (including appearing in a Royal Commission).

I am admitted in both the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. I regularly appear in both metropolitan and regional courts throughout New South Wales and have strong working relationships with many senior and junior barristers who practice exclusively in criminal law, who I can retain in complicated matters, upon request. During what are often very difficult times, I aim to allow my clients to rest easy knowing that I won’t.

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