Criminal Law Division

O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers has one of the largest criminal law practices in North Queensland.  Our criminal law division is headed by Stephen O’Reilly who is currently the only Criminal Law Accredited Specialist in Cairns. 

As part of the service, our team is available 24 hours a day for urgent advice in relation to criminal law matters.

Stephen O’Reilly – 0417 714 404

Richard Whitla - 0432 493 086

Ken Robinson - 0402 699 801

Michael Finch - 0431 871 560

Jacqui O'Reilly - 0418 766 503


The combined expertise and knowledge of our Criminal Law team is available to provide advice and representation to clients who have been charged with any type of traffic, criminal or quasi-criminal offence including:

  • major crime – murder, manslaughter, robbery, assaults, rape, arson, dangerous driving, fraud
  • drug offences
  • sexual offences
  • property offences
  • traffic offences
  • bail applications
  • domestic violence matters
  • appeals
  • coronial inquests
  • Crime and Corruption Commission and ACC hearings
  • confiscation and forfeiture proceedings
  • prosecutions under environmental protection laws
  • prosecutions under workplace health and safety laws
  • Workcover prosecutions