Vinny Vijay

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

(02) 9261 8881

Services: Criminal Law, Traffic Law, All NSW Courts
Vinny Vijay is a Senior Associate with several years of experience practising exclusively in criminal defence.

He is a highly sought-after and respected defence lawyer who is vastly experienced in courtroom advocacy at all levels of the criminal justice system.

Throughout his career, Vinny has regularly appeared independently in a broad range of criminal cases, including:

Complex Local Court defended hearings,
Bail applications in the Local, District and Supreme Courts,
Sentencing proceedings in the Local and District Courts,
Mental health applications such as section 14 applications (previously known as 'section 32 applications'), fitness hearings and the defence of mental impairment, and
All manner of appeals, from licence appeals in the Local Court, to firearms reviews in the NCAT, to severity and conviction appeals in the District Court and New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal.
Vinny is also vastly experienced in preparing and instructing counsel in jury trials, from commercial drug cases, to aggravated sexual assaults, manslaughter and murder.

He has substantial experience in successfully representing clients in pre-trial applications such as forensic procedure applications and committal hearings, resulting in cases being thrown out of court, and has a special interest in the abuse of powers by police officers including unlawful arrests and searches.

Vinny brings a forensically minded approach to criminal law, ensuring his clients benefit from meticulous preparation and effective execution of case strategy, as a product of Vinny's extensive knowledge of legal and procedural requirements that prosecutors must satisfy to proceed with cases.

Putting this knowledge to practise frequently enables Vinny to have charges withdrawn or dismissed in court.

He is a passionate and empathetic defence lawyer who is tenacious in ensuring his clients have the greatest prospects of success, doggedly pursuing lines of inquiry – from potential defence witnesses and exculpatory evidence, to forensic investigation by experts – in order to achieve positive outcomes.

Vinny is an integral part of Sydney’s best criminal defence team.

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

Office Hours

Monday to Sunday

24 hour Service

Telephone Conferences Available

After-Hours Conferences Available

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Senior Associate Criminal Defence Lawyer

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