Sydney's Leading Criminal Lawyers

Outstanding Results & Client Reviews

If you need to go to court to defend the matter, or to plead guilty, rely on our outstanding results and outstanding client reviews. Read our case studies and call us for a no obligation fixed fee estimate. We will stand by you and have the best insights into the prosecution and experience in achieving amazing outcomes.

Over 98% Success Rate! Fight For Justice!

Get ready to defend your rights. We do not tolerate any abuse of your situation, or spurious allegations or unfair practices by the prosecution or police. No one is above the law. We will fight for your rights and stand with you throughout every step of the way to get the best outcome that is possible. We guarantee this.

Real Cases & Reviews Handled By Mr Nott

Real people in real situations that are handled personally by the Head of our criminal practice area, Mr Mathew Not.

Mat has an outstanding insight into how the police and prosecution work, operate and think. They treat him with mutual respect. Consequently, his success rate is over 98%!

Call Mathew now for a direct discussion about your case, his fixed fees and his strategy for your defence or plea. Unfortunately, Mat is unable to defend clients outside the Sydney region as he is simply too busy with client needs locally.

Our Criminal Law Senior Lawyers

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Managing Director

Jaswinder has a fresh revitalizing approach to law which has led to outstanding results. Admitted to practice as a solicitor/barrister in four countries, with over 30 years’ experience in wealth, finance, tax, trusts, funds, and structures. Jas equally enjoys strategic work for clients in disputes, emerging, criminal or family law.

Mathew Nott

Mathew Nott

Practice Area Head Criminal Law Division

Mathew handles the tough charge negotiation with police and brings innovate thinking to defending our clients in Court. His record is outstanding. He will stand shoulder to shoulder with you from the beginning to the end of your matter.

Five Simple Reasons

Why We Are The Best!

Tips For All Potential Clients

  1. The prosecution and police respect us and our experience
  2. We have an outstanding success rate of over 98%
  3. Provide fixed fee estimates so you know upfront how much it will be and what the strategy is
  4. We have unmatched insight into how the prosecution thinks and the workings of police
  5. The head of our criminal law area only does criminal law – he eats breeds and lives for criminal law work for clients

Make a time or book matter directly for obligation free discussion about your criminal matter. Get a free second opinion. You have nothing to lose. We back ourselves 100% all the time every day in any criminal matter.

Can you really afford not to use us as your expert criminal defence team?

Frances Thiedeke
Frances Thiedeke
2022-01-31
Well considered advice presented in a way that was easy to understand and answered all questions. Thank you
Rapid Global Logistics
Rapid Global Logistics
2022-01-25
Goldman's dispute resolution/ litigation group has furnished legal advice and steerage throughout a hard and vicious court scenario. I discovered them to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. Jas is amazing on the overview and strategy. Ms Jen Cheal as the practice manager excels in knowledge, details and delivery; harnessing and enhancing the lawyers. Kim as client liaison is great to call when I need to speak with the legal eagles on weekends or nights when no one would answer my call! Thanks for the corny jokes Kim! (seriously). The senior team kept me informed and drove the litigation better than I expected and honestly, its no comparison to other firms I have used. I have used some very large and good firms (at 30% more cost +) but it always comes down to the people and their willingness. Not cheap here - but always reasonable and willing to review invoices and fees. Worth double with the drive and energy to win! Litigation is never a good thing and the last thing you need are jaded lawyers. Recommended and 5 star ! Thanks guys!
Toan Bui
Toan Bui
2022-01-24
For you sceptics out there - No am not paid for these comments and no am not related to anyone at G&C 🙂 My experience with Goldman & Co Lawyers from start to end has been far less daunting and surprisingly pleasant which I wasn't expecting at all when dealing with lawyers. Everyone I spoke to was very approachable, professional and the best quality which was important to me - VERY RESPONSIVE with working to a tight dead line. Next best criteria for me was that G&C was very comparable when it came to pricing. I would have no hesitation in using Goldman & Co again if required and would recommend you give them a call to discuss your requirements.
Kerrina King
Kerrina King
2022-01-17
Excellent service, knowledgeable solicitors, patient and understanding staff.
Adrian Redhead
Adrian Redhead
2022-01-17
Hi good experience harjin the secretary was most helpful made it easy to get things done also jas the lawyer he got things done in a prompt and professional manner all in all good experience highly recommended thanks guys
Maya Lin
Maya Lin
2022-01-13
Josh Henry
Josh Henry
2021-12-28
I was uncertain and afraid of what would happen at court. Mat Nott put my fears at ease leading up the my court date and then on the day it unfolded exactly as he said it would. We got the best possible outcome. Thank you Mat for your help and expertise.
Margaretha Henry
Margaretha Henry
2021-12-23
A very professional service... Matt was outstanding in an otherwise very stressful situation... Thank you Matt, for the best outcome..
Tania Shepherd
Tania Shepherd
2021-12-23
Very prompt response, professional knowledge and took the time to ensure that we (the client) understood the processes
Lisa Sattinger
Lisa Sattinger
2021-12-18
A professional business that is responsive and inspires confidence. Recommended.

Real Case Studies From Real Clients

Pokie Player Wins Big!

Our client doubled his money in a licensed VIP gaming venue. Not at the gaming machines but at the cash disbursement machine which dispenses your winnings.

When our client fed his winning ticket into the cash disbursement machine to collect his dividend, it spat out twice the cash he was expecting.

Pub staff had mistakenly put the $100 cash notes in the dispenser container programmed to dispense $50 notes, and $50 notes in the $100 container. Any win below $1000 is normally paid in $50 notes. Wins of more than $1000 are paid in $100 notes. So, our client entered his winning ticket for $500 (he should have been paid 10 x $50 notes) and was instead paid $1000 (10 x $100 notes).

The effect of this staff error was that our client, a problem gambler, had his addiction triggered by his first “win”. He went to and fro between the gaming machines and the cash disbursement machine on multiple occasions, doubling his money.

On one occasion, when the payout was due to be more than $1000, the cash disbursement machine paid in $50 notes, thereby halving his expected payout.

In his mind, the cash disbursement machine had now taken on all the characteristics of a gaming machine in that it provided wins and losses.

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NSW Police charged him with deal with property proceeds of crime with a value less than $100,000, an offence with a maximum sentence of three years in jail. It was alleged our client made off with almost $10k that was not due to him.

We submitted to the Magistrate that pub staff shared culpability to such a degree that it downgraded the criminality of our client’s action. Further, that staff had failed in their duty of care to a vulnerable gambler and actual damage to him had resulted.

The Magistrate accepted a no conviction was justified in the circumstances and our client received no penalty or sanction in relation to this charge.

Mental Health Diagnosis Spot On

Our client faced a total of 12 criminal charges and the prospect of real jail time. He was remanded in custody in Parklea Prison where he was subject to violence and predation.

We assisted to arrange accommodation and then ran a successful bail application to return him to freedom pending the court outcomes.

The charges were: use carriage service to menace/harass/offend; six counts of stalk/intimidate/intend fear or physical harm; behave in an offensive manner near a school; destroy or damage property; resist police; assault police officer in execution of duty; and intimidate police officer in execution of duty.

During interviews with our client, we identified the need for psychological evaluation. We arranged an assessment with an eminent clinical psychologist.

We used the report to make an application under the relevant mental health legislation to have our client dealt with in the health system and not in the criminal justice system.

The Magistrate said that he rarely granted such mental health applications but he did so on this occasion for our client.

All criminal charges against our client were dismissed. Our client consented to the health treatment orders and clinical supervision and is now prospering.

Dial-a-Dealer Charges Dropped In Return For Guilty Plea

A suburban mum and dad caught up in a dial-a-dealer drug network faced a host of drug and cash related charges after being pounced on during a NSW Police operation. They had been lured into courier work by a Snapchat post and then felt they couldn’t back out from the deal.

After thoroughly reviewing the couples’ finances and conducting in-depth interviews, it became clear that they were unwitting foot soldiers in a very sophisticated drug distribution network. It was a case of need over greed as they struggled to feed and house their young family.

Their involvement in the dial-a-dealer operation was minimal and their rewards negligible but they instructed us they were involved in wrongdoing.

On this basis, we made representations to police. The proposition was that in return for a guilty plea to charges of supply a prohibited drug and deal with proceeds of crime, a charge of possess cocaine would be taken off the charge sheet and the more serious charge of knowingly deal with the proceeds of crime would be withdrawn.

Police accepted these representations and in doing so, the prospect of our client’s being sentenced to a custodial term was greatly reduced.

A Rare Third Chance For a Client

Our client had been before the Courts once before and received the leniency of a section 10 non-conviction for offending related to misuse of alcohol. Despite being given a second chance, our client found herself in trouble again.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the Courts are reluctant to extend the benefit of a second non-conviction ruling if an offender comes before the Court again.

The reasonable view is that if a person is given a second chance to preserve their reputation and record and fail to respect the Court’s gesture, they will have to face the consequences if they reappear.

Our client was before the courts again charged with common assault by NSW Police. Alcohol was again an issue.

Following a plea of guilty, we persuaded the Magistrate that our client had already had significant extra-curial punishment visited upon her.

She had been publicly arrested and suffered the humiliation of being involuntarily scheduled into hospital, where she was detained for almost 24 hours.

Sufficient medical evidence was provided to reassure the Magistrate that steps were being taken by our client to address alcohol misuse, including a medical regime and counselling.

With some trepidation, the Magistrate gave our client a third chance. A second non-conviction was recorded and a stern warning as to what would await our client if she came before the courts again.

Complex Criminal and Commercial Expertise

Some of Our Practice Areas

  • Anti-Money Laundering Compliance & Advice

  • Appeals

  • Asset Forfeiture

  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)

  • Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC)

  • Australian Tax Office (ATO)

  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

  • Bail Applications

  • Bitcoin and Encryption

  • Bribery and Corruption

  • Commonwealth DPP (CDPP)

  • Complex Fraud

  • Computer Crime

  • Conspiracy To Defraud The Commonwealth

  • Corporate Criminal Offence

  • Criminal Negligence

  • Cybercrime

  • Coroner Investigation’s

  • Drink Driving & Traffic Offences

  • Extradition & Mutual Assistance

  • Freezing Orders

  • General Crime & Serious Crime

  • Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

  • Insurance Fraud

  • International and National Security Law

  • International and Transnational Criminal Law

  • Interpol Red Notices

  • Manslaughter,

  • Murder,

  • Proceeds of Crime

  • Royal Commissions

  • Taxation Criminal Offences

  • White Collar Crime

  • Wrongful Death

    Lawyer Direct Query. Response

    Frances Thiedeke
    Frances Thiedeke
    2022-01-31
    Well considered advice presented in a way that was easy to understand and answered all questions. Thank you
    Rapid Global Logistics
    Rapid Global Logistics
    2022-01-25
    Goldman's dispute resolution/ litigation group has furnished legal advice and steerage throughout a hard and vicious court scenario. I discovered them to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. Jas is amazing on the overview and strategy. Ms Jen Cheal as the practice manager excels in knowledge, details and delivery; harnessing and enhancing the lawyers. Kim as client liaison is great to call when I need to speak with the legal eagles on weekends or nights when no one would answer my call! Thanks for the corny jokes Kim! (seriously). The senior team kept me informed and drove the litigation better than I expected and honestly, its no comparison to other firms I have used. I have used some very large and good firms (at 30% more cost +) but it always comes down to the people and their willingness. Not cheap here - but always reasonable and willing to review invoices and fees. Worth double with the drive and energy to win! Litigation is never a good thing and the last thing you need are jaded lawyers. Recommended and 5 star ! Thanks guys!
    Toan Bui
    Toan Bui
    2022-01-24
    For you sceptics out there - No am not paid for these comments and no am not related to anyone at G&C :) My experience with Goldman & Co Lawyers from start to end has been far less daunting and surprisingly pleasant which I wasn't expecting at all when dealing with lawyers. Everyone I spoke to was very approachable, professional and the best quality which was important to me - VERY RESPONSIVE with working to a tight dead line. Next best criteria for me was that G&C was very comparable when it came to pricing. I would have no hesitation in using Goldman & Co again if required and would recommend you give them a call to discuss your requirements.
    Kerrina King
    Kerrina King
    2022-01-17
    Excellent service, knowledgeable solicitors, patient and understanding staff.
    Adrian Redhead
    Adrian Redhead
    2022-01-17
    Hi good experience harjin the secretary was most helpful made it easy to get things done also jas the lawyer he got things done in a prompt and professional manner all in all good experience highly recommended thanks guys
    Maya Lin
    Maya Lin
    2022-01-13
    Josh Henry
    Josh Henry
    2021-12-28
    I was uncertain and afraid of what would happen at court. Mat Nott put my fears at ease leading up the my court date and then on the day it unfolded exactly as he said it would. We got the best possible outcome. Thank you Mat for your help and expertise.
    Margaretha Henry
    Margaretha Henry
    2021-12-23
    A very professional service... Matt was outstanding in an otherwise very stressful situation... Thank you Matt, for the best outcome..
    Tania Shepherd
    Tania Shepherd
    2021-12-23
    Very prompt response, professional knowledge and took the time to ensure that we (the client) understood the processes
    Lisa Sattinger
    Lisa Sattinger
    2021-12-18
    A professional business that is responsive and inspires confidence. Recommended.
    Rapid Global Logistics
    Rapid Global Logistics
    2022-01-25
    Goldman’s dispute resolution/ litigation group has furnished legal advice and steerage throughout a hard and vicious court scenario. I discovered them to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. Jas is amazing on the overview and strategy. Ms Jen Cheal as the practice manager excels in knowledge, details and delivery; harnessing and enhancing the lawyers. Kim as client liaison is great to call when I need to speak with the legal eagles on weekends or nights when no one would answer my call! Thanks for the corny jokes Kim! (seriously). The senior team kept me informed and drove the litigation better than I expected and honestly, its no comparison to other firms I have used. I have used some very large and good firms (at 30% more cost +) but it always comes down to the people and their willingness. Not cheap here – but always reasonable and willing to review invoices and fees. Worth double with the drive and energy to win! Litigation is never a good thing and the last thing you need are jaded lawyers. Recommended and 5 star ! Thanks guys!
    Josh Henry
    Josh Henry
    2021-12-28
    I was uncertain and afraid of what would happen at court. Mat Nott put my fears at ease leading up the my court date and then on the day it unfolded exactly as he said it would. We got the best possible outcome. Thank you Mat for your help and expertise.
    Frances Thiedeke
    Frances Thiedeke
    2022-01-31
    Well considered advice presented in a way that was easy to understand and answered all questions. Thank you
    Gina Modesto
    Gina Modesto
    2021-12-20
    Harjin, the business development staff was very friendly and most of the time you can contact by phone straightaway and this made it more professional experience.
    Henry Cuba
    Henry Cuba
    2021-15-08
    Thank you Matthew for helping me through this tough time. you went above and beyond when working on my case.. Matthew is absolutely fantastic and doing a great job. I highly recommend him.

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