Fouad Awada

LL.M, LL.B, G.D.L.P (Barrister & Solicitor)

(02) 9261 8881

Services: Criminal Law, Traffic Law, All NSW Courts
Mr Fouad Awada is a senior criminal lawyer with a wealth of experience representing clients in courts throughout NSW, ranging from Children’s and Local Courts to the NSW Supreme Court and NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.

Prior to joining Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, Fouad worked for years as a defence lawyer with sole carriage of a large number of criminal and traffic cases – with the responsibility of independently undertaking those cases from commencement to finality.

He proved himself to be a fearsome and formidable courtroom lawyer, respected by colleagues, prosecutors and magistrates and judges alike.

He has successfully defended cases ranging from drug possession and drink driving, through to complex drug supply, importation, serious assault, sexual assault and dangerous driving trials.

He is uniquely experienced in defending corporate clients against prosecutions for substantial alleged regulatory offences, and in providing exceptional representation against Crime Commission and ICAC prosecutions, and ‘white collar’ criminal prosecutions generally.

A passionate and dedicated defence lawyer, Fouad fights to have charges dropped or downgraded at an early stage in the proceedings – in order for his clients to get on with their lives with minimal disruption.

He is committed and compassionate towards his clients, providing them with guidance and support throughout what can be a stressful and anxious period in their lives.

He prides himself on providing accurate advice about the law and legal options in a way that is easy to understand, and has represented clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Fouad speaks fluent Arabic and has close ties to the Arabic community. He lends his time to lecturing youth and is actively involved with a number of charities, including the St Vincent De Paul Society, Red Cross Foundation and Legacy.

Fouad is an integral member of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.
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Fixed fees

Free First Appointment

There is no fee for a first conference if you have a court date. Call (02) 9261 8881 to book a conference over the phone or at one of our many offices including in the Sydney CBD, Parramatta and Liverpool.


Fixed Fees for Guilty Pleas

If you wish to plead the Local Court for cases such as drink driving, drug possession, assaults and major traffic offences. The fee is for all work up to and including your court date. The fee varies depending on the court location.

$1650 to $2200

Defended Local Court Hearing

This is when you wish to plead 'not guilty' and defend the case in the Local Court. Fixed fees can be offered for 'less serious' cases including common assaults, apprehended violence orders, drug charges, drink driving and other major traffic offences. The fee can vary depending on court location, the likely number of court dates and the seriousness / complexity of the specific case.

$3300 to $5500

Severity Appeals to the District Court

Appeals can be undertaken in the District Court if the Local Court penalty was too harsh. The cost depends on the court location and whether the Local Court imposed a prison sentence.

$1650 to $2750

Bail Application

Bail Applications are conducted to get a person out of custody. The cost depends on the court location and whether the bail application is made in the Local, District or Supreme Court.

$1650 to $2750

503/267 Castlereagh St SYDNEY NSW 2000

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Senior Criminal and Traffic Defence Lawyer

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