Mark Dalyell

Criminal & Traffic Law Defence

Sydney-based solicitor specialising in
Criminal Law, Drink Driving (DUI), Traffic Law, Court Mentions (Agency) and Conveyancing
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Experienced legal representation - Offering personalised client services that you can trust

MMD Law specialises in Criminal & Traffic law, and has a proven track record in
successfully representing and/or defending clients across a wide range of charges, including:

A Law Firm with a Real Difference

MMD Law provides experienced and informed advice that you can understand and is suited to your needs. This means that we will do all we can to understand you, the situation you're in and fit in with your legal requirements, all at a competitive fee structure. Our mission is to provide each of our clients with personalised, knowledgeable and compassionate legal services of the highest quality in a cost effective manner. To provide our clients with timely and tailored legal advice in plain English to enable you to make fully informed decisions. To strive to obtain the very best outcome for all our clients at all times.

Mark Dalyell

Criminal & Traffic Defence

Mark Dalyell is the principal of MMD Law and is admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. He has successfully represented clients (including children) in New South Wales District and Local Courts as well as the Family Court of Australia. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England (Armidale, NSW).

After a career in the finance industry which spanned more than 20 years Mark decided to pursue the career and work that he really wanted - the law, and commenced study for his law degree part-time as a mature age student, whilst working full time. After gaining experience in general practice in the country which included Traffic, Criminal, Family, Property, Wills and Probate law, he returned to live in Sydney.

Mark firmly believes that mutual respect between client and solicitor coupled with a common sense, plain English approach, experience, honesty and integrity are the key ingredients to building a mutually rewarding relationship with his clients. These values coupled with his outgoing and friendly nature allow him to best represent their interests for the best possible outcomes.

Mark had a lengthy career as an Officer in the Army Reserve. He is the presenter of the legal module at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program conducted by North Sydney PCYC, and he is committed to the principles of social capital and to contributing to the community.

Mark is passionate about helping others, and we will fight hard to protect your rights and build a strong case for your defence.

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Skilled and Experienced Sydney Criminal Lawyer

We listen to your situation, carefully consider what you may have been charged with and give you clear, comprehensive and practical advice on;

  • What defences you might have
  • Advice on whether you should plead guilty or not guilty
  • What penalties might apply
  • How you should deal with your situation
  • Your costs (excluding legal aid): see Our Fixed Costs
  • Preparing for court
  • Whether you should appeal.

Being charged with a Criminal Law (NSW, Australia) offence can be frightening and confusing.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, this is a serious matter and you need prompt, sound, informed and accurate legal advice.

At MMD Law we represent people charged with Criminal Law matters. No matter where you may be in NSW and what your matter is (what your charges are) we can travel to all Local and District Courts in NSW and by arrangement represent you in all other NSW Courts.

We are a private law firm and mostly handle privately funded matters. However, because we believe that everyone is entitled to competent, compassionate and committed legal representation we also accept Legally Aided matters. MMD Law has been accredited by Legal Aid NSW to carry out work on its behalf, so if you qualify for Legal Aid we are able to assist you.

If you, or someone you care about is facing a criminal charge, MMDLaw can help.

Criminal Law

Being charged with a Criminal Law (NSW, Australia) offence can be frightening and confusing. If you have been charged with a criminal offence, this is a serious matter and you need prompt, sound, informed and accurate legal advice.

At MMD Law we represent people charged with Criminal Law matters. No matter where you may be in NSW and what your matter is (what your charges are) we can travel to all Local and District Courts in NSW and by arrangement represent you in all other NSW Courts.

We are a private law firm and mostly handle privately funded matters. However, because we believe that everyone is entitled to competent, compassionate and committed legal representation we also accept Legally Aided matters. MMD Law has been accredited by Legal Aid NSW to carry out work on its behalf, so if you qualify for Legal Aid we are able to assist you.

If you, or someone you care about is facing a criminal charge, MMDLaw can help.

At MMD Law we know that being charged with a Criminal offence can be a traumatic experience with possible lifelong ramifications. At MMD Law we have extensive experience in Criminal Law and are passionate about defending and protecting you and getting the best possible result for you.

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Traffic Law (including Drink Driving)

Being charged with any driving offence and especially a drink driving offence, can be a distressing experience that can have severe consequences such as losing your licence, fines and even going to jail. At MMD Law we understand the implications that this can have on your work and personal life so call us and let our extensive experience help you through this to get the best possible result for you. You can be confident that we will do everything possible to keep you on the road.

Have you been charged with a traffic offence, drink driving or are you about to lose your licence?

These include speeding, licence appeals and Habitual Traffic Offender declarations.

If you have a question about a particular offence or court process, you can contact our solicitors for advice by phone 24 hours any day or send an enquiry directly to our office.

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Are you facing a drink driving charge? MMD Law can help

Considered a serious offence, current conviction rates for Driving Under the Influence don't bode well. So it's important that you have the right defence. A solicitor experienced in drink driving and traffic matters, MMD Law will carefully consider your case, advise you on all your legal options, and recommend the best way forward.

Did you know that the conviction rate for low-range* mid-range and high-range drink driving are:
(* includes novice and special range), PCA (driving with the Proscribed Concentration of Alcohol in your blood stream)
60% conviction rate for low range PCA (first offence)
Mid range (first offence) 83% conviction rate
High range PCA (first offence) 97%

And this is why you need an experienced solicitor to get the best possible result for you.

If you are charged with driving with proscribed BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) in your blood stream, the following charges will apply:
  • Novice Range 0.00% BAC
  • Special Range 0.02% BAC
  • Low Range 0.05% BAC
  • Mid Range 0.08% BAC
  • High Range 0.15% BAC

MMDLaw is passionate about helping others, and we will fight hard to protect your rights and build a strong case for your defence. MMD Law provides experienced and informed advice that you can understand and is suited to your needs.

Call MMD Law for your free 15 minute intial phone consultation on 0409 561 957.

Bricks & Mortar ConveyancingConveyancing

Affordable and Stress Free Conveyancing

If you're selling or buying a property, MMD Law provides a quality conveyancing service that ensures you secure the smoothest transfer with the least amount of fuss and stress.

At MMD Law you will always have a qualified Solicitor working on your file and available to answer your queries. MMD Law provides a complete conveyancing solution for buying or selling property in Sydney & across NSW.

What we prepare or advise on:

  • Contracts for the Sale of Land
  • Contracts for the Purchase of Land
  • Represent your interests in what might be the biggest deal you will ever be part of
  • Settlement - when the title transfers to the owner alf all matters related to settling the sale or purchase of a property

Why choose a lawyer, rather than a conveyancer?

Experienced, qualified lawyers who are familiar with the law applying to buying and selling property in NSW are able to exercise their legal knowledge to protect clients if and when problems occur. Depending on the particular circumstances of a matter clients may be able to terminate or enforce the contract or seek rectification or a reduction in the purchase price.

Why do conveyancing costs vary so much in NSW?

Recently, the practice has developed for organizations to offer heavy discounting for conveyancing services. To do this and remain in business these organizations typically have to resort to delegating as much of the work on a conveyance as possible to unsupervised and/or unqualified staff.
We don't do this at MMD Law.

Vendors and purchasers should not forget that conveyancing is all about the transfer of title from one individual to another. In most cases, solicitor's conveyancing fees for the purchase of a property are more than those for a sale of a property which reflects the increased amount of work and attention to detail required.

Another reason for the variation in fees is the type of title for a particular property. For example, "Torrens" title is the most straightforward title as it is based on title being recorded at a registry while "Old System" is the most complex and time consuming as "good root of title" has to be established based on sometimes very complex documentary evidence. While off the plan purchases are often complex transactions.

Taking the cheapest fee offered can lead to false economy, especially if something goes wrong. Buying or selling a property is often the largest single transaction that many people enter in to. Don't take unnecessary chances and use a qualified solicitor.

Benefits:

  • Maximise peace of mind
  • Reduce stress
  • Close the deal with confidence

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Review or Draft Contract

For a quick response service, we provide an online product that allows you to simply upload your contract for prompt assessment and reporting.
For a one off fee of $330, you can have your contract reviewed within the same business day. If we review a contact for you and then you use us to complete the conveyancy, we will credit the fee towards the fixed price.

Are you thinking of buying or selling property in New South Wales?
At MMD Law we know that this requires knowledgeable personalised and skilled service to help you through such an important transaction.

Are you thinking of Buying A Home?

Whether you are a first timer or an experienced investor we can help you with personalised service at a competitive price.

  • We can review your contract and advise you about such things as signing your contract
  • Discuss your financial situation BUT we can't advise you about finances
  • Protect your interests before signing the contract
  • Attend your signing of the contract
  • Attend your signing of mortgage documents, and
  • Assist you through the settlement procedures.

Are you Thinking of Selling?

  • In NSW the Contract for property sales must be in writing
  • We can prepare your contract including any relevant special conditions
  • Obtain a S.149 (Council) Certificate
  • Obtain a sewerage diagram and any other required documentation

All in a timely manner, that allows you have the property on the market as soon as possible.

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Wills & Estates

Estate planning is a term that is used fairly frequently for Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney Enduring Guardianship and Advanced Care Directives.

We are able to assist clients with the preparation of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship and matters relating to estate planning.

If you die without a valid Will, your assets will be distributed according to a government formula. Subject to the provisions of Family Provision chapter of the Succession Act 2006 (Chapter 3) making a Will ensures that your assets will be given those you nominate and that a person who you trust is appointed to carry out your wishes. Nominating an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship is an important aspect of estate planning.

An Enduring Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardianship is a precautionary safety measure you can put in place in case you are unable to make decisions for your financial or personal and lifestyle affairs in the future. Disputed Estates / Wills - If you have been left out of a Will, or not properly provided for, you may have a claim under the Family Provision chapter of the Succession Act 2006 (Chapter 3).

Contact us now for a Free 10 Minute Phone Consultation

Agency & Court Mentions

MMD Law offers a comprehensive and cost effective service to all legal firms requiring an Agent to act on their behalf in the following Courts for Civil, Criminal, Children's, Traffic and Family Law matters. Mark Dalyell, the principal of MMD Law is able to provide your client with a seamless professional service which emphasises professionalism, respect and understanding as your agent.

We are able to offer our service at the following Sydney Metro Courts (by arrangement):

Local Court
District Court
Family Court
Federal Court
Supreme Court
Coroner's Court

Telephone reporting, immediately following an appearance, followed by a same day written report, are standard features of the service offered. We are able to tailor our services to any particular requirements you may have and are happy to discuss solutions for any matters.

Some of the types of matters we can assist clients with include: NSW Criminal Law - Bail Applications, NSW Criminal Law - Drug Offences - Possession, NSW Criminal law - Drug Offences - Supply, NSW Criminal Law - Drug Offences - Cultivate a Prohibited Plant, NSW Criminal Law - Fraud Offences, NSW Criminal Law - Public Justice Offences, NSW Criminal Law - Confiscation of Assets, NSW Criminal Law - AVO Applications & Defences, NSW Criminal Law - Assaults (Sexual, Common & Police), NSW Criminal Law - Children's Court Matters, NSW Criminal Law - Homicide And Related Charges, NSW Criminal Law - Appeals against Conviction & Severity, NSW Criminal Law - Summary Offences eg Offensive Language / Conduct, NSW Criminal Law - Malicious Damage, Break & Enter, Larceny, Stealing etc, NSW Criminal Law - Riot & Affray, Local Council Prosecutions.

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Fixed Costs - What are our Fees?

Our fixed Professional costs for Criminal & Traffic matters

All quoted costs include GST
(if outside the Sydney Metro region travel expenses will be charged)

  Plea in mitigation for a plea of “Guilty”
All work up to and attending Court $1,650.00 + Disbursements
Representations to Police $ 660.00

  Defended Local Court Hearing (Defending a plea of “Not Guilty” or disputed FACTS)
All work up to and attending Court
First day $2,750.00 + Disbursements
District Court Hearings (by arrangement)

  Appeal against Severity of Sentence
All work up to and attending Court including Drafting and filing Appeal documentation
$1,650.00 + Disbursements
If appeal is against a prison sentence $ 2,750.00 + Disbursements

  Drivers Licence Appeal
All work up to and attending Court including Drafting and filing Appeal documentation
$1,650.00 + Disbursements

  Bail Application Local Court $1,650.00
District & Supreme Court (by arrangement)

  Mental Health Applications $2,750.00

  Prison Conferences $825.00

  Attending Police Stations $825.00

  Application to Quash a Habitual Traffic Offender Declaration All work up to and attending Court $1,650.00 + Disbursements

  Professional fees for the Purchase & Sale of Residential property (excluding "off the plan" purchases) – $1,375.00 + Disbursements

Agency/Court Mentions - $250.00 for the first Hour** – if further advocacy required $330.00/ Hour**
If the matter is Legally Aided we will mention and/or appear at the Legal Aid rate
We can also appear for you in the following matters:
Traffic Matters (non criminal - pleas in mitigation): $1,250.00
Local Court (criminal matters - pleas in mitigation): $1,250.00
Please note that generally, we require 48 hours notice to appear but will try to assist if given shorter notice.
**For the following Courts, otherwise by prior arrangement only: Downing Centre, Central Criminal, Waverley Local, Manly Local, Burwood Local, Parramatta Local, Hornsby Local.

 

Disbursements (Extra Expenses) are extra costs that MAY be incurred - examples might be Interpreters fees, Experts Reports, Medical/Psychological/Psychiatric Reports, Witness fees, Service fees, Court filing fees, Costs for Subpoenas, Transcripts.
GST is included unless otherwise stated.
We will always consult you before extra costs are incurred.
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Contact Us

Street Address: Suite 28 / 104 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Fax: (02) 9261 3749

Telephone: 0409 561 957

mark@mmdlaw.com.au

 

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