Leo Premutico began his criminal law career years before he was even admitted as a solicitor. Whilst studying law at the University of Sydney, Leo was instantly drawn to criminal defence work and actively sought employment opportunities as a paralegal in a long established firm which practised exclusively in criminal law. He was mentored by a lawyer with over 25 years of experience and was immediately exposed to serious criminal matters. Leo learnt to prepare cases in detail, dissect the Police brief of evidence and argue cases in Court.
After Leo was admitted as a solicitor he was offered a position at one of Sydney’s leading criminal law firms. At this firm, he was able to put into practice what he had spent years learning and this experience translated into getting great results for his clients. Needless to say, he quickly developed a reputation for being extremely prepared and committed. After many years of employment at this firm, Leo decided to co-create Benjamin Leonardo – The Defenders.
Leo continues to practice exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer as he has done since admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Leo appears in Courts around NSW on a daily basis, for matters ranging from drink driving penalties to assault chargers or murder. He has successfully defended many clients facing jury trials and defended hearings, or clients pleading guilty to traffic and criminal offences.
He is on the Serious Criminal Law Panel at the Legal Aid Commission and is a volunteer lecturer at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program. Leo has successfully completed an intense advocacy program at the Advocacy Institute of Australia.
Leo will give you honest advice as to how your case should proceed and when that decision is made Leo will not take a backward step in ensuring you receive the best possible result.