Balot Reilly Solicitors
462 William Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003
Also Services: Melbourne
At Balot Reilly, we are dedicated to you as our client in providing you with the best possible defence representation for your unique situation.
We understand that your freedom and your commitments are important to you, that is why we are willing to invest all the time, personal attention and legal resources available in helping you receive a GREAT REALISTIC OUTCOME!
We are situated minutes from Melbourne CBD and Legal precinct,with plenty of parking for your convenience.
At Balot Reilly we provide a myriad of services across a wide spectrum of criminal law cases including;
- Drug Crimes
- Traffic/Drink Driving Offences
- Violence/Weapon Crimes
- Bail Applications
- Intervention Orders
- All Court Appeals
When you need the best defence team to take care of your case, do not waste time. Call Balot Reilly Solicitors NOW!
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Our Team Profiles
I love what I do and that is the reason that I'm exceptional at what I do! I have been in this profession for a second decade. I have extensive courtroom and trial experience, having handled countless cases and trials in Courts all over Australia.
I have a trusted and highly respected name in the legal profession and run a law practice that is on the referral service of the Victorian Law Institute. My practice is almost exclusively criminal law, I have represented accused persons since the commencement of my practice and I have never been a prosecutor. I communicate well with my clients using plain english.
I am a highly talented lawyer with an impressive record of success stories. My zealous advocacy reflects my passion to fight and protect my clients' rights!
Olinka Ondrik completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Legal Studies, at La Trobe University. Joining Balot Reilly and Associates in 2003.
Olinka really cares for her clients, she will go out of her way and beyond the call of duty to assist. She oversees all client files at Balot Reilly, liaises with the police, prosecution and the Courts, and extensively prepares briefs for Counsel, as well as appearing on behalf of clients in Court Australia wide. Her dedication, loyalty and long history with the firm has earned her an excellent reputation with clients and members of the profession. Olinka is compassionate, hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best results for all of our clients.
Ashlee LarsenPosition Profile
Ashlee joined Balot Reilly Solicitors in 2011 where she has progressed from working as an office trainee to a part time Law Clerk. She is currently studying her fourth year in a Bachelor of Laws degree at Deakin University in Burwood.
Ashlee is responsible for assisting in our extensive preparation of cases including legal research, the preparation of court documents, liaising with clients and the courts and briefing both junior and senior Counsel.
Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Balot Reilly Solicitors.
BALOT REILLY is an Excellent Criminal Defence team! They know the law, they put you at ease, they are quickly responsive, and they are genuine. They saved my life when no other lawyer could offer a solution! I have recommended them to all my friends and I highly recommend to anyone, call them for the BEST!
"Best Criminal Lawyer in MELBOURNE!!!" Great law firm. I felt hopeless with my previous lawyer. Then I made a change and instructed Balot Reilly who took care of all my matters, stuck to their word and got me a great outcome! I couldn't be happier, I highly recommend them! Thanks guys.
I'm a courier driver and I lost my license for demerit points which I was not solely responsible for. Civic compliance and Vic Roads were not interested in a word I said. Balot Reilly went through every fine and every bit of paperwork that I had, they sent letters assisted me with statutory declarations and ultimately helped to restore my license and my livelihood. Thanks guys, where would I be without you? I could not feed my family without your help. You’re worth every dollar I spent on you.
After being told by other lawyers that my case was a lost cause, I approached Balot Reilly lawyers who restored my faith and gave me an unimaginable result! No one could believe it! Thanks guys!
If anyone I know was to ask which lawyer to go to, no matter how big or small the problem is I say without hesitation BALOT REILLY SOLICITORS! If there's a technicality they will find it, and they found many in my cases! Why have an amateur play around with your life? Have the best take care of it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike large criminal law practices, we will not overload our practice and will definitely not assign your case to inexperienced solicitors, to meet number targets to justify their employment. We have the necessary time to spend on your file, and our entire team are experienced defence lawyers who are provided with ample time to work on your case. Remember At Balot Reilly we focused on results and due diligence not turnover.I'VE BEEN ARRESTED. NOW WHAT?
As soon as the police arrest you for an offence, ask for a lawyer—and refrain from answering questions so you do not incriminate yourself further. Request to call an experienced BALOT REILLY DEFENCE TEAM MEMBER IMMEDIATELY, we will then advise you on how to handle your case as soon as you are arrested and potentially SAVE YOU from criminal charges and possible imprisonment.WHAT IF I'M UNHAPPY WITH MY CURRENT LAWYER, CAN I CHANGE DURING A TRIAL?
YES! it is quick and very simple! You don't even have to talk to them at all! Simply sign an authority form and it's done! They are required by law to act on your lawful instructions and transfer your file to our office.WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES HAVING A GOOD LAWYER MAKE TO MY CASE?
PHENOMENAL DIFFERENCE!!!! POTENTIALLY YOUR FREEDOM!!! Putting your best case forward requires not only knowing what to say and how to say it, but just as important knowing when to stop and what NOT TO SAY! Don’t be fooled by some articulate lawyers who speak unnecessarily in court for the sake of putting on a show for you, when in actual fact they’re getting the Magistrate off side and end up getting you a bad result! Ask for proven results.WHAT ARE SOME POINTS THAT MAKE A GREAT CRIMINAL LAWYER?
- Having sufficient time to spend on your case
- Mastery of criminal law
- Superior writing skills
- Patience and restraint
- Highly developed cross-examination skills
- Exceptional communication skills
- Respect and charm
In the Magistrates and County court you can make as many bail applications as you like, provided you have new facts and circumstances in support of each subsequent application (which is not easy to demonstrate). So its important to get it right the first time with Balot Reilly Solicitors! If you can't show new facts and circumstances you may choose to apply for bail in the Supreme court where it’s unnecessary to demonstrate new facts. At Balot Reilly we have extensive and successful Supreme Court bail application experience so contact us for further advice.WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR WHEN RECEIVING A QUOTE FROM A LAWYER?
Whilst some lawyers’ appearance fees might on the face of it appear to be lower than others, they might unnecessarily adjourn the case, charge a high preparation fee and other hidden fees, and end up costing you more than another very expensive quote and exceed your budget, causing you unnecessary stress and frustration and potentially make you run out of funds to defend your case. At Balot Reilly we will not engage in unnecessary adjournments and we can offer you a lump sum fee agreement so you can realistically budget and have a piece of mind.HOW DO I CHOOSE MY CRIMINAL LAWYER?
Ask for their experience in the field of criminal law. Ask for proven results in the area of expertise relevant to you and confirm. Ask the lawyer of your choice, if he/she is prepared to personally appear for you rather than an inexperienced employee. Search the internet for any disciplinary actions against them or their general reputation. Research, ask a lot of questions then read our site and call us. Schedule an appointment and check whether you’re comfortable with the person who will appear for you. Ask what they think the outcome of your case will be.
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