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Experienced Criminal, Intervention Order and Motor Traffic Lawyers in Melbourne

Our clients can be confident that they have hired a knowledgeable, distinguished and tenacious legal team that will make every effort to obtain the best possible result. Markotich Lawyers possesses unsurpassed knowledge, which sets us apart from the rest. We have a dedicated team of professional experts working hard for you throughout the entire legal process.

Melbourne’s 24 hour criminal defence law firm

Have you been arrested? Emergency 24/7 criminal legal advice can be given immediately and without cost. If you or your family member has been arrested by police, it is important you receive immediate legal advice.

Telephone: 03 9602 1112

Expert criminal, intervention order and motor traffic law advice

Markotich Lawyers has represented and defended thousands of clients in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts, as well as appeared in the Court of Criminal Appeal and High Court of Australia.

Why choose our Melbourne law firm?

As established lawyers based in the Melbourne CBD, we have built a reputation for delivering results in serious and complex criminal law, motor traffic law and intervention order matters.

Free initial consultation

During your first free-of-charge, no obligation consultation with Markotich Lawyers, we will explain the court process and implement the best avenue forward. We also offer ‘fixed fees’ for a range of cases, so you will know exactly how much your case will cost from the outset.

We guarantee that only senior criminal defence lawyers will look after your case, so you can rest assured that you are in the best possible hands. We have successfully assisted clients from all over Victoria, including the city, outer suburbs, regional and country locations. We are also experienced in assisting interstate clients who have been charged with Victorian offences. We can do the same for you.

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What others say about us

Our experience with Markotich Lawyers has been second to none. Our confidence in the team has led us to refer our clients, family and friends. Markotich Lawyers are approachable, friendly, experienced, hard-working and very results-driven. We highly recommend Markotich Lawyers in the unlikely event you or someone your know is in need of a criminal lawyer.— Joseph Azzo, Click Accountants & Consultants

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When I received my fourth drink driving charge, Daniella Markotich knew how to handle my situation. She had the know-how and the contacts to help me show the magistrate that it wasn't appropriate for me to go jail. (more…)— S.G.

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Katherine Poppitt represented me in a very personal, emotional case. Katherine continually put my mind at ease and did her absolutely best to ensure I was taken care of and safe. She didn’t consider taking the ‘easy way out’ and persisted to ensure we were successful in obtaining an AVO. Katherine is results driven, unstoppable in the case and determined this ensures you have made the right choice for representation. (more…)— A.J.

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Just Amazing!! I can not recommend Daniella enough! Very professional, caring, efficient and always quick to respond to any message or call. Anyone to have her by their side will not be let down nor disappointed. Best results I could have wished for!!— Y.S.

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I found Daniella Markotich of Markotich Lawyers positive and professional in preparing and arranging a court case that had a very successful outcome.— G.C.

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Daniella and her team were amazing. I was up against false accusations, police who were giving me a very hard time and was at risk of losing my career, livelihood, house and firearms. Daniella was like a shining ray of light — that one shred of hope against a seemingly hopeless fight. (more…)— J.H.

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I had no idea that lawyers could operate the way that Daniella did, she is an absolute weapon. I was feeling very vulnerable in my circumstances as well as uneasy about the possible outcomes of my case. The team at Markotich Lawyers work swiftly and persistently, with their help and guidance I was soon confident and prepared for my appearance, with excellent results. Thanks to them I am able to carry on with my nursing career.— B.J.

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Our 24 year old son was involved in a fight outside a pub which resulted in him being charged with recklessly causing serious injury and lesser offences. Our criminal defence barrister requested Daniella Markotich be his defence solicitor, and her dedication, perseverance and knowledge of legal systems resulted in the dropping of all charges, an outstanding result. (more…)— G.D.

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A ‘not guilty’ verdict in the County Court is no mean feat. I was terribly worried about the case but [Markotich Lawyers'] enthusiasm and direction made it a hell of a lot easier. It was the attention to detail that made the difference.— A.P.

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Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine myself being accused and charged of a criminal offence. However, the combination of a vindictive, aggressive ex-wife and a police force too nervous, unwilling or unable to exercise common-sense and discretion put me in a nightmare situation. However trivial the acts I was accused of may have been, a criminal record would have seriously threatened my community standing, professional reputation as well as my future work and business prospects. (more…)— H.W.

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Meet our friendly team of qualified legal experts

Daniella Markotich


Daniella has been a principal of leading Melbourne criminal law firms since 2006, and established Markotich Lawyers in early 2008. Hard working, conscientious and committed, Daniella regularly appears in court as a solicitor advocate, fighting hard to get the best possible outcome for her clients.

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Seda Kilic


Seda has been gainfully employed in large commercial legal firms since 2010. Since a young age she dreamt of becoming a criminal defence lawyer, and when an opportunity arose to commence working as a criminal lawyer, she grabbed the opportunity.

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Level 3,
488 Bourke Street,
Melbourne VIC 3000

Ph: 03 9602 1112
Fax: 03 9602 1119
Mob: 0400 888 277