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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.

For outstanding results, call Markotich Lawyers

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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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I was 58 when I found myself charged, for the first time in my life, with a number of serious criminal charges. I feel very fortunate that I was advised to contact Markotich Lawyers, and that Caitlin Dwyer was available to represent me. From the start, she explained very clearly how the system would work in such a case, along with her assessment of the strengths and flaws in the case against me. (more…)— A.J.

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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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Due to some unfortunate events, I was subject to a police raid and had some very serious allegations made against me. They suspected me of things that were not true. However, I wasn't clean of any wrongdoing and I ended up pleading guilty to a trafficking charge. My case ran for a period of about 6 months and during this time Caitlin was very reassuring and helpful, and gave me all the advice I needed to help my case and get the best result possible. (more…)— N.S.

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I just wish to [...] express my thanks and gratitude to Caitlin who appeared for me yesterday in relation to a longstanding and complex infringements matter. She achieved an outstanding result and her preparation and advocacy was what led to the result. Please pass on my thanks again to Caitlin and your firm for your efforts. I am truly thankful.— D.W.

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Been arrested? Congratulations. You are now up against a professional police prosecutor with years of experience. The odds ARE against you. The fact that the accusations are false means nothing. At this point, you need a good lawyer to do your fighting for you. Get a GOOD lawyer. Daniella and Caitlin are amazing. Professional, clever and ruthless. You won't regret hiring them. Money well spent. — S.N.

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At the lowest and most stressful time of my life, Caitlin provided me not with only the highest standard of legal representation but also empathy and understanding. She consummately handled every aspect of the legal predicament that I found myself in, communicating the progress she made on my behalf in plain English, and often — which significantly reduced the stress of the situation. She managed to secure me a diversion, meaning I have no criminal record whatsoever. On top of all this, her legal services did not break the bank. I could not possibly do her performance justice in a few short lines here, but suffice to say I could not recommend her more highly to anyone in need of legal representation.— A.

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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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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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Caitlin Dwyer


Caitlin is a determined and passionate defence lawyer. She prides herself on her commitment to obtaining the best possible results for her clients and ensuring her clients feel supported throughout the duration of their case.

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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