About Us

Whether under investigation, fined or arrested, Cairns Criminal Lawyers will represent and advocate for you.

Who we are

True to the Queensland spirit, Cairns Criminal Lawyers has built a reputation of down-to-earth, approachable legal representation. Our leader and the Principal of Cairns Criminal Lawyers, Derek Perkins, has had over 20 years experience in criminal law. He is a much-loved member of the local community, and a practical but sensitive lawyer who can talk easily with all types of people. For certain criminal matters he can either consult with you in his offices or at a location of your choosing.

Our team of Criminal Lawyers provide comprehensive and affordable consultation, and are available 7 days a week. Together we have experience defending Queenslanders in all aspects of criminal law, including: 

  • Computer Crime
  • Criminal Offences (theft, assault, traffic offences)
  • Sex Offences
  • Street Offences
  • Serious Drug Crime
  • White-Collar Crime

From our offices in Cairns, we’re available to consult during business hours, while for your peace of mind, we remain contactable after hours and on weekends.

We understand that being charged with a crime can be a stressful experience. That’s why we offer a compassionate and empathetic approach to our clients. Take comfort in our timely communication and understanding approach, and with the knowledge that we will keep you on top of all the necessary procedural steps in your case. Let us save you time and stress!

Cairns Criminal Lawyers’ offices are located at 68 Spence Street Cairns, just two shops down from Hogs Breath Café on the way to Cairns Central.

If you need easily understood expert advice on any criminal law matters contact Derek directly on 0404 896 122. We offer a FREE first consultation for new clients, so you can explore all your options obligation free.