The Wounded Child
I have been practicing in criminal law for almost 2 decades now. One of the most important aspects of my job is talking to people about how they come to be in the position they find themselves in.
People come to my office either wanting to put their hand up for a crime they have committed or needing help defending their innocence. Both situations can be incredibly emotional and traumatic for the individual and their families.
That’s why I find that most clients need an incredible amount of support navigating the criminal justice system and they also need some emotional, psychological and sometimes psychiatric guidance.
At Timpano Legal, we consider that it is our job to not only get you the very best legal outcome but to also make every effort to “put you back together again”, or make sure you are on the right track to getting there.
Even though being charged with a criminal offence can be very daunting, most clients see it as an opportunity to attend to matters in their life which have been impacting them for years.
Walking that path with a client is challenging but very rewarding. We encourage our clients to find the courage to dig up things which are sometimes very difficult to address. We have found the process to be beneficial when it comes to the Court based outcome, and very beneficial to our clients personally.
We encourage our clients to take this step as early on as they can in the process, as Courts traditionally like to see evidence that a person who is pleading guilty to particular offending, has commenced therapy or any forms of rehabilitation on a repetitive and long standing basis. Evidence shows that long standing rehabilitation or therapy is protective against people reoffending. This is also one of the strongest indicators of remorse.
I advise all my clients to get support and therapy whilst awaiting trial for a plea of not guilty. Getting therapy during the Court process helps a client cope with the trauma of being accused and helps them better give their evidence (if they choose to give evidence). I find that a client tends to be in a better position to give their evidence in a much clearer, calmer and present way. They are less likely to be anxious and nervous and in much better control of their emotions. They are better placed to deal with questions when being cross examined and all in all, the outcome, is almost always, more positive.
Practice Director & Criminal Lawyer
Meet Laura Willox
Timpano Legal – Compassion | Honesty | Excellence
As Perth’s leading criminal defence team, we address the legal, social and personal needs of our clients as linked and not separate issues.
If you or a loved one are in trouble with the law, whether you’re innocent or guilty, Timpano Legal can help you formulate the best strategy, and navigate the right path, both legally, and personally.
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