New Website Content: Drug & Alcohol Counselling

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The latest addition to our website expands our collection of resources for clients. Our new page, “Drug and Alcohol Counselling” provides information about a variety of resources and organisations that provide assistance in relation to substance abuse and addiction.

Addiction is one of the leading contributing factors in the commission of offences in Western Australia. Taking steps to address the underlying reasons for offending is looked upon favourably by the courts. Engaging in counselling and/or residential rehabilitation demonstrates that the offender has taken responsibility for their offending and they are lower risk of reoffending.

Rehabilitation is a powerful mitigating factor. In many cases where a term of imprisonment is on the cards, attending regular drug and/or alcohol counselling or undergoing residential rehabilitation can mean the difference between going to jail and a non-custodial outcome.

This new page is part of an ongoing series of informative articles we are publishing containing practical information designed to assist our clients.  We will continue to add to this series of articles over the next few months. The previous articles in the series are:

How to Find Our Office: self explanatory. Don’t be late for your appointment because you can’t find us!

Arriving at Your Court Appearance and walks you through process of getting to court, passing through security and finding the right courtroom.

Jury Trial 101: A Guide to Trial by Jury in Western Australia. This page provides a detailed analysis of  trial by jury in Western Australia including information about criminal procedure, criminal law, the roles of  judges, prosecutors, and criminal defence lawyers.

Check Court Dates and Criminal Charges on the eCourts Portal: make sure you don’t miss you next court date by checking the time, date and location of your future court dates online. Also lets you see a list of your current pending charges.

Keep coming back for more information to help make your journey through the criminal justice system as smooth as possible.

Paxman & Paxman is a criminal law firm based in the Perth CBD are criminal law specialists and experienced in providing sound legal advice to clients in relation to all criminal law matters including drug offences. If you’re looking for a criminal defence lawyer in Perth to assist you in respect of any case involving possession of drugs, possession of a prohibited drug with intent to sell or supply or drug trafficking:  give us a call today on 1300 274 692 or fill out an online enquiry and one of our experienced criminal lawyers will be happy to assist you.