Harry Hills, criminal lawyer

Adelaide based

Phone: 0409 026 478

Email: harrycrimlaw@internode.on.net

Mail: PO Box 6488 Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000

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Harry Hills — Barrister & Solicitor


Phone: 0409 026 478

Adelaide criminal Lawyer Click to call now

Defence/prosecution experience including:

I specialise exclusively in criminal law and areas linked to this field. I will deal with your case personally and, when necessary, I will engage other professionals to properly defend you. Such professionals as:

I have developed a boutique legal practice that specialises in a commitment to the client. Where appropriate this defence practice conducts its own investigations towards achieving the best result possible.

With many years of experience in the criminal justice system on both sides of the law I have practised in Adelaide, its north, south and western suburbs. I have also worked in many police courts in SA’s west coast, northern South Australia, and the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands. For almost 2 years I practised criminal law in the Northern Territory jurisdictions; with courts in Alice Springs; Tennant Creek, and some Aboriginal communities.

Why you need Harry as your criminal defence lawyer


Over many years I have learned that courts try their best to guarantee fairness and justice but their job is made a whole lot easier with experienced advocates assisting it. A lawyer with good legal instincts and an understanding of the law provides the best chance possible for a client.

I have gained practical experience over several decades in the Criminal Justice system. Without an experienced advocate on your side you can only hope your adversary does not have one either.


Many charges can be resolved without great expense by honest and effective negotiations with prosecution authorities. Some cases however can only be determined after a full-on trial. In these cases, I try to keep expenses to a minimum by critically analysing the grounds for dispute and use careful case planning.

I don't work for a large legal firm.

I don't work in a fancy office.

I don't charge fancy fees.

Client confidentiality is a high level concern and when required commercial conferencing facilities are rented on an ad hoc basis. The cost is absorbed by me.


The Criminal Justice System is essentially adversarial and rarely achieves happiness for anyone caught up in it.

Whether you are a crime victim or an accused, a court outcome depends a great deal on how your case is presented.

I can help you put your case to the court to achieve the best result possible.

Harry's background as a criminal lawyer

The criminal lawyer

SA Police Operational Police Officer - uniform and plain clothes - investigations work in nearly all types of street and serious crime;

Police Trial Prosecutor then Prosecution Manager, Adelaide - worked through the ranks from prosecuting in traffic, youth crimes, and adult criminal legal areas to become a Senior Trial Prosecutor and Unit Manager;

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Criminal Defence Lawyer - served in Port Augusta, APY lands and Adelaide Court jurisdictions.

Recently returned from completing an extended contract as a Criminal Lawyer with Northern Territory Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. I was stationed in Alice Springs and worked court circuits in Tennant Creek, and some Aboriginal Communities. These areas were some of NT's highest crime areas;

For the last several years I have worked as a defence lawyer. I appear in all Adelaide Criminal Court jurisdictions, and selected Tribunals and Commissions (Federal and State).


Now I choose to work for myself and my clients in the Adelaide and metro areas; if a client needs me and wishes to fund my travel costs I can appear for them in any/all regional SA courts.

Where needed my defence approach is not passive – when it is called for, I don’t wait for the authorities to put their case together. My investigators are independent – they work within the law to obtain good client results. The investigators I instruct are themselves highly professional and highly experienced.

My aim is never to mislead clients; the client must be made to realise that my approach and services are results directed and are simply ‘not cheap’. The sort of results we strive for cannot be completed successfully on a legal aid budget. Some defences can be established without fuss, and also very quickly and economically. Many of my cases have been successful with very little court time and follow determined, honest and effective negotiations with prosecution authorities. Unfortunately, my clients must realise that each case is different, sometimes their case expectations cannot be realised; and sometimes their case circumstances will require sufficient funds to achieve the most effective defence strategy possible.

My clients always have the ability to consult and shape the terms and case strategy employed. The client should never feel things are occurring outside of their control and should be comfortable in the choice of case strategy. My clients deserve the full protection of the law and I fight hard to defend their rights.

I have worked in the Criminal Justice System for over 30 years and know how it works, I know its weaknesses and its strengths. Most importantly I know the people whom you are likely to encounter inside the system.

I know how to help you.


Harry Hills — Barrister & Solicitor


Phone: 0409 026 478

Adelaide criminal Lawyer Click to call now

Practice Principal

Harry Hills LLB/LP MPM BA (S/Sc)

Mobile: 0409 026 478

Email: harrycrimlaw@internode.on.net

Website: www.harrycrimlaw.com.au

Mail: PO Box 6488, Halifax St, Adelaide SA 5000