Rijald graduated from Bond University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws and has practised exclusively in the area of Criminal Law for the past 5 years. He is fluent in the Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian languages.
Rijald has quickly developed a reputation as a formidable advocate with a strong passion for criminal defence. His clients often seek him out through word of mouth referrals from satisfied past and present clients as well as fellow practitioners who recognise his abilities in the specialised field of criminal law.
He regularly appears for clients as a Solicitor-Advocate in all forms of applications, bail hearings, summary trials, sentencing hearings and appeals.
Rijald has a broad base of knowledge obtained through experience and has defended clients charged with everything from large scale drug supply/production/trafficking/importation, fraud, armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, home invasions, arson, rape, murder and manslaughter.
He also deals extensively with serious traffic matters such as dangerous driving, evading Police and disqualified driving.
Rijald is one of the few practitioners who is well versed in the workings of the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act and has represented clients in Supreme Court litigation proceedings, where the State may be seeking restraining, confiscation or forfeiture orders over property alleged to have been obtained using ill-gotten gains.