Sullivan Braham is one of Gippsland’s most trusted criminal law firms and has the experience and the knowledge to assist you if you have been accused or charged with an offence.  We are aware that being involved in criminal proceedings can have a significant impact upon your employment prospects and your reputation in the community.  

We provide our clients with clear and honest advice at every stage of your case to help you make decisions and to achieve the best possible outcome.

John Sullivan heads up our criminal law practice and has over 40 years’ experience representing clients in contested hearings, pleas and bail applications in the Magistrates' Court, Children’s Court and County Court.  

Sullivan Braham has significant experience handling all types of matters including the following:

  • Drink and drug driving
  • Traffic offences
  • Dishonesty, theft and fraud offences
  • Assault, including sexual assault offences
  • Drug offences
  • Domestic violence offences
  • Firearms offences
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Community Correction Order breaches
  • Worksafe prosecutions

We also assist victims of crime in applications for compensation to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.

Intervention Orders

Sullivan Braham provides advice and representation to both applicants and respondents in intervention order (IVO) proceedings.

The IVO process, whether you are an applicant or respondent, can be stressful and overwhelming.  We are able to offer you expert advice on the court process, assess your prospects of success and negotiate the best possible resolution for you. We can assist clients by appearing at the first mention hearing, directions hearing and contested hearings. 

If you have been served with an IVO or a Family Violence Safety Notice, contact our office to seek assistance.

Victoria Legal Aid

Victoria Legal Aid is an independent government body funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments to assist people who require legal assistance.

We are on the Indictable Crime Panel, Summary Crime Panel and Children’s Panel for Victoria Legal Aid which means that we can apply for a grant of assistance on your behalf. By having a grant of legal assistance, Legal Aid will pay us to represent you.  

The grant of assistance depends on a means test (income) and a merits test (the seriousness of the matter). If you have an upcoming court matter and are unsure if you would qualify for Legal Aid, please contact our firm and we can advise if you are eligible for assistance. Where Legal Aid is not available, we offer fixed fees to clients to provide certainty about legal costs.


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Our lawyers offer expertise in a wide range of legal areas delivering the assistance you need to make informed decisions about the issues that matter to you.

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