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Adelaide SA 5000

Commonwealth Offences

Our multi-awarded team are well-versed in defending clients charged with Commonwealth offences.

The Federal Government has the power to create offences in areas where it has the authority to act. Such areas typically cover issues such as the control of national borders, trade, taxation, social security, and customs.

Known as Commonwealth offences, these differ from offences governed by State laws as they’re instead governed by Federal laws – but they still attract criminal culpability.

At Almeida + Associates, we’ve decades of experience and can provide you with the leading representation and advice you need if you’ve been charged with a Commonwealth offence.

Offences we can help defend include but aren’t limited to:

  • Centrelink Fraud
  • Fisheries
  • Importation of Prohibited Items

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