We provide specialist legal advice on a range of criminal offences, offering assistance from the start of a criminal investigation all the way through to any court hearings that may follow. We can see you at a police station if an arrest has been made or where a voluntary interview under caution has been arranged.
If a local authority wishes to conduct an interview relating to benefit over-payments, for instance, or regulatory offences, such as a breach of planning law, then we can accompany you so that you don’t have to face the ordeal alone.
If matters proceed to a hearing then we can represent you in all the criminal courts; including the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Youth Court and the Court of Appeal.
Because we do not undertake Legal Aid work for criminal law all cases are funded on a bespoke private basis, where our services can be tailored to suit your individual needs and budget. This enables us to focus on the key legal and evidential issues that are central to your case. And crucially it means we can dedicate the appropriate resources to securing the best possible outcome for you without being limited by public funding restrictions.
Most people agree that when it comes to criminal law, particularly offences that can result in a prison sentence, it is worth paying for specialist legal advice. We are always happy to provide free initial legal guidance and review the options available to you.
We have been representing clients facing criminal prosecutions for many years and have therefore built up a wealth of experience across a range of criminal offences. We regularly deal with cases involving drugs and alcohol, driving charges, violence, public order, domestic abuse, sexual offences, regulatory and planning issues, theft and benefit over-payment.
We are entirely independent, but enjoy a constructive working relationship with local police and prosecutors which often enables us to achieve a desired outcome.
We will provide you with a clear and detailed estimate of the likely legal costs.
We are always happy to work to a specified budget and can tailor what we do to your specific requirements.
We have produced a range of costs estimates in relation to some common driving offences, details of which can be found here.
We enjoy a well earned reputation for offering quality advice and representation in this specialist field. Solicitor Jen Law was recently invited to appear on BBC Radio Devon to explain the law relating to Public Order offences following a call for MPs to be given greater protection from harassment and abuse.
We can advise on most types of criminal offence but some of the most common are listed here. This list is not exhaustive and we will happily discuss any matter with you to see how we can help.
Associate Solicitor – Criminal Law
Jen is a solicitor specialising in family and criminal law. Jen can represent you in the Family Court or the Criminal Magistrates’/Crown Court.