About Us

Amongst Brisbane Law Firms, Cridland & Hua Lawyers hold a clear distinction.  When your liberty is at stake, you are best served by those who devote themselves entirely to this area of law, and, of course, to your individual case. This is a predominant reason to consider Cridland & Hua Lawyers your law firm of choice, but the rationale does not stop there.

Brisbane Criminal Lawyers

Since 2017, we have been named annually in Doyles Guide as a ‘Leading Brisbane Criminal Law Firm’ in Queensland. Our senior lawyers have been singled out as ‘Leading Criminal Lawyers’ at both State and Australian levels and our junior lawyers have on multiple occasions been identified as ‘Rising Stars’.

Convenient Locations

We are based in two convenient locations in the Brisbane region, with offices in both the Brisbane CBD and Inala. Our resolute and resilient lawyers handle the complete breadth of Brisbane criminal matters, working tirelessly for clients on even the most complex cases. This includes providing advice for and representing those involved in drug, domestic violenceviolence, property and sexual offences. Both legal teams under the Cridland & Hua umbrella also have extensive experience across all aspects of traffic law. We provide trusted legal expertise in cases involving drink driving, driving under the influence of drugs and unlicensed driving.

Experience and Availability

We at Cridland & Hua also stand out from other Brisbane Law Firms because of our proven experience in handling these matters from the very beginning, from the time a person becomes the subject of police attention, and, depending upon which way their matter unfurls, through the bail, committal, pre-trial, trial, sentencing and appeal stages. Because of the unpredictable nature of the field within which we specialise, we know that we must be available to our clients and those who seek our representation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are available to appear in any court at any jurisdictional level, anywhere in Australia.

Seamless Representation

We work closely with Queensland’s leading barristers, including Queen’s Counsel where the complexity and seriousness of the matter warrants, as well as forensic experts in the medical, financial and scientific fields to provide seamless representation to our clients that is of the highest calibre.


We strive to maintain the privacy of our clients and it is for this reason that, unless the unusual nature of the matter necessitates and the client expressly instructs, we avoid giving media interviews or otherwise attempt to leverage our clients’ publicity for our own benefit.

At Cridland & Hua we believe in performance, not promises; service, not selling; and action, not advertising. Please contact our Brisbane Criminal Law Team to assist with your matter.


Criminal Law FAQs

How much does a criminal lawyer cost in Australia?

In Australia, the cost to hire a criminal lawyer ranges from $300 to $800 per hour, depending on the complexity of the case, type of charge and level of experience your legal representation has.

Should I hire a lawyer for criminal charges?

You should almost always hire a lawyer for criminal charges, as it’s difficult for someone to navigate the complexities of their own criminal case. In almost all situations criminal defendants are represented by a criminal lawyer, especially when a gaol or prison sentence is possible.

How do I know if my criminal lawyer is good?

A criminal lawyer is good if they have the experience and expertise suited to your particular charge, with a strong track record of positive outcomes for past clients in similar situations. Additionally they should embody empathy, communication skills, thoroughness and a strong knowledge of the law.

Is it best to be honest with your lawyer?

It is always best to be honest with your lawyer, to enable them to provide the best defence possible for your case. Whilst it’s common to feel guilt, shame or insecurity when charged with a crime, being as transparent as possible will result in the best possible outcome.

What do criminal lawyers actually do?

Criminal lawyers provide legal representation to people who have been charged with a crime. This may include providing legal guidance and support to someone charged, preparing and responding to documents regarding the case and appearing in court.

What cases are handled by a criminal lawyer?

Cases handled by a criminal lawyer include assaults, drug offences, commonwealth criminal proceedings, confiscation proceedings, domestic violence, sexual assaults, murders and manslaughter charges, traffic, and, weapons offences.

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