Childrens’ Court Representation

The Children’s Court has a number of divisions, one being the Criminal Division which has the jurisdiction to hear and determine charges against young people aged between 10 and 17 years at the time of committing an alleged offence.

In the event of a young person turning 19 by the time their matter is commenced in the Childrens’ Court, the case will be transferred to the Magistrates’ Court.

The Criminal Division of the Children’s Court may hear all charges against a young person with the exception of:

• murder
• attempted murder
• manslaughter
• child homicide
• defensive homicide
• arson causing death, and
• culpable driving causing death.

The Court may also conduct committal proceedings in relation to young people who have been charged with serious criminal offences, including the above, and who wish to, or who must, have their case heard by a judge and jury in the County Court or Supreme Court.

Velos Criminal Lawyers

Have had over 35 years of experience representing young people in the Childrens’ Court so if your child has been charged with an offence you should contact us immediately so that we can investigate the charges laid and represent your child at any hearings at a later date.
Children’s Court Locations

The Children’s Court of Victoria sits at many location both metropolitan and country. Velos Criminal Lawyers can represent your child in either of the metropolitan or country courts. The locations include:


  • Melbourne CBD
  • Broadmeadows
  • Dandenong
  • Frankston
  • Heidelberg
  • Moorabbin Justice Centre
  • Ringwood and
  • Sunshine


  • Ararat
  • Bacchus Marsh
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Benalla
  • Bendigo
  • Castlemaine
  • Cobram
  • Colac
  • Corryong
  • Dromana
  • Echuca
  • Geelong
  • Hamilton
  • Hopetoun
  • Horsham
  • Kerang
  • Korumburrra
  • Mansfield
  • Maryborough
  • Mildura
  • Moe

Country (Continued)

  • Myrtleford
  • Mansfield
  • Maryborough
  • Mildura
  • Moe
  • Myrtleford
  • Nhill
  • Omeo
  • Orbost
  • Ouyen
  • Portland
  • Robinvale
  • Sale
  • Seymour
  • Shepparton
  • St Arnaud
  • Stawell
  • Swan Hill
  • Wangaratta
  • Warnambool
  • Wodonga
  • Wonthaggi

Why Choose a Lawyer for Criminal Representation?

If you find yourself involved with the police and require expert legal advise then look no further than Velos Criminal Lawyers.  We will provide initial advice  and steer you in the right direction regarding your matter. We have extensive knowledge in Criminal Law and can assist you at the point of police interview if required.

Velos Criminal Lawyers has experience in all the courts of the land including;

  • Magistrates’ Court
  • County Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Federal Court
  • Childrens’ Court
  • More

Generally, a lawyer is best suited to helping guide you through the risks, legal obligations and your rights.

Let Velos & Velos Criminal Lawyers help your should you need expert Criminal Law advise and representation.

Our Criminal Services

Police Interviews

Should the need arise we can attend a police station to assist you in the interview process. It is important that you are adequately represented at the initial stages of apprehension to ensure you get fair treatment and know what to say to the police under these circumstances.

With our help, you can avoid the common legal pitfalls that many face and save yourself considerable money, time, and stress. 

Attending the various courts.

We can help you by attending the various courts from the Childrens Court right through to the Supreme Courts. I years of experience have enabled us to totally grasp the court process, rules of evidence and full representation and guidance.

Or do you just need advice?

Even if you are in the initial stage of your matter, speak to us and get advice from the experts about how this will impact you. Legal details can be complex, and the risks associated with these legal obligations are important to understand.

We Simplify the Entire Process

With our expert help, handling criminal matter is easy to us. transfers are easy. So rather than risk costly mistakes, speak to us today about any criminal matter you may be experiencing.

We help you by: 

  • Giving you advice specific to your circumstances
  • Attending police interviews
  • Taking full instruction on your case
  • Liaising with the police
  • Attending pre court meetings / hearings
  • Representing you at any forthcoming court hearings
  • Assisting with Bail Applications

Contact us today

If you were a family member facing charges in the Childrens’ Court, criminal charges or even serious traffic charges, speak to us as soon as possible so that we can advice you and adequately prepare you for the range of legal matters that you will need to consider.

We are ready and able to provide advice, appear and also brief experienced Expert Counsel on an urgent basis to attend in order to best defend, safeguard and advance the rights and interests of our clients.