Lumme Rynderman Legal Criminal Defence Law Firm

Your Rights. Our Resolve. 

Welcome to our domestic violence and criminal defence law firm in Maroochydore.

We practice criminal law, mental health law and domestic violence law. We also specialise in dangerous and menacing dog litigation involving local councils.

Our Maroochydore criminal defence firm was included in the 2022 Doyles Guide as being one of Queensland’s best criminal law firms (one of only two awarded this honour based on the Sunshine Coast). And the accolades don't stop there, principal lawyer, Chris Lumme, was also included in the list of individual criminal solicitors as one 2022's best criminal lawyers in Queensland (he is one of two lawyers awarded this honour based on the coast). 

Our criminal defence lawyers fight to defend your legal rights and interests. We ensure the best possible outcome in the event you have been charged with criminal offences. Our defence lawyers help you at all stages of criminal proceedings. From police interviews, bail applications, committal hearings, trials and appeals, through to applications for work licences or special hardship orders, and representation for applications to revoke probation or community service orders.

At Lumme Rynderman Legal, nothing is outsourced, all work is carried out by our experienced in-house Sunshine Coast lawyers who are focused on providing the best criminal defence for our clients. 

Our criminal lawyers also aim to meet client expectations regarding the legal fees involved in their representation, clearing up any confusion around the fee structure, as well as providing crystal clear, jargon-free communication at each step of the process. Get in touch to find out more about how our criminal defence solicitors can help you.


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Our Sunshine Coast Law Firm Services

Violent Crime

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Sexual Offences

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Drug Crimes

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Weapon Offences

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Property Crime

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Dishonesty offences

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Our Sunshine Coast solicitors also deal with traffic offences and civil matters including Domestic Violence applications, Animal Law and Peace and Good Behaviour Orders.
We also specialise in assisting clients navigate the Mental Health Court.

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Have you been charged with your first offence?
Are you unsure of what the process of organising a criminal defence entails?
Let us clarify all the legal stepping stones along the way straight from when you first contact our criminal law solicitors.

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No two cases are the same, but these are the expectations for most clients when dealing with Lumme Rynderman Legal:  

  1. Your initial client phone call made to our criminal law firm, or your initial online enquiry sent through, is met with a timely appointment (either made by telephone or in person depending upon the urgency of your matter).
  2. You’ll then have a brief conversation with a defence solicitor to ascertain your needs, including a discussion of legal defence funding options:
    1. Private representation
      1. Agreement on fee structure
      2. Signing of Costs Agreement
      3. Deposit of funds to trust account
    2. Legal aid;
      1. Provision of relevant financial documentation
      2. Application for grant of Legal Aid
  3. Once funding is sorted, we’ll then schedule a face-to-face appointment at our Sunshine Coast law firm with your defence solicitor where the following will be discussed:
    1. Clarification of legal issues
    2. Advice regarding relevant legal principles
    3. Advice regarding legal process
    4. Discussion of options available
    5. Clarification of your instructions
  4. We attend your Court date with you.
  5. Your criminal defence solicitor will then begin preparations for your trial, sentence, or committal.

From here on out it gets a little more complicated as no two legal matters are the same. Our criminal law solicitors strive to communicate with our clients (usually by letter or email) throughout the process, including after each Court appearance.


Can’t Afford a Criminal Defence Lawyer? Legal Aid can Help.

Our Sunshine Coast criminal defence law firm is a “preferred supplier” of Legal Aid services. If you are charged with a criminal offence and you are unable to afford a defence criminal lawyer, you can apply for Legal Aid to allocate you a lawyer.

You can either lodge your application directly with Legal Aid, or through our firm.

If your application is approved, and Legal Aid appoints us, our criminal law firm then represents you as required, while deferring to Legal Aid to cover your fee payment.

Ready to get started with the right advice?

The advice that you're given can greatly affect your human rights. The timeliness of this advice is equally important.
Contacting our criminal law solicitors at the earliest opportunity is critical. Don't wait until after the Police have finished executing their search warrant or have arrested you.
The Police have just told you that you have the right to contact a friend, relative or lawyer because you should do that.

Contact Us Online Call: (07) 5406 4055