We speak with LawTap lawyer Tony Danos, Accredited Specialist Criminal Lawyer at Tony Danos Lawyers located in Melbourne, Victoria to learn more about him.
1. Tell us about the areas of law you practice, the work that you do and the clients you work with at Tony Danos Lawyers
I act for clients charged with any offence that requires a court appearance. This may be driving offences or traffic offences such as drink driving or dangerous driving and criminal charges, such as assault, fraud, violent crimes, theft, sex offences, manslaughter, murder and bail applications. They are usually heard in the Magistrates Court. I also represent clients in the County Court on serious indictable charges.
Clients also engage me prior to criminal charges being laid as this may prevent or assist in the future case.
2. What do you enjoy most about your job?
As a specialist traffic law and criminal lawyer, I most enjoy helping clients navigate through an often daunting and unfamiliar legal and court system.
3. What’s the biggest challenge or hardest part of your job?
The biggest challenge of my job is ensuring clients fully understand the process, potential outcomes and feel comfortable with the conduct of their criminal law or traffic law case.
4. What are you most proud of in your career as a lawyer?
I am most proud of the fact that I have been self employed for over 20 years as a criminal lawyer and have many repeat clients and countless referrals, which must mean I am doing something right.
5. What big changes do you think the legal industry can expect to see over the next 3 years?
The courts are continually attempting to streamline cases and reduce delays, so this is probably where they will focus in the immediate future.
6. Favourite TV show or film?
My favourite TV shows are Veep, Homeland, House of Cards.
7. At what stage should someone contact you about a legal issue or matter?
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible because early advice or attending police interviews can pay dividends in the long run.
8. What should potential clients do before seeing you?
Clients should ring or book with me as soon as it becomes evident that they may be involved in an offence as early intervention is important.