Most criminal cases end up in local Magistrates Courts where they are heard either by Magistrates drawn from the local community or a District Judge, an experienced lawyer.
If you have received a summons or you are charged by the police to appear at a Magistrates Court then please call us beforehand. At each of our offices are teams of advocates who attend court every day and who are highly trained to provide effective representation in order to get you the best result.
If you are pleading guilty we will spend time with you looking at all the features that need to be raised with the court so that you get the lightest outcome possible. We will then to argue the case for you in court.
If you deny the charge then it goes without saying that you will need to challenge the prosecution and police case in every detail. We have the knowledge and expertise in order to advise how to do that how best to present your case and to call.
All our advocates are trial experts and many of them go on to represent clients in the more serious cases in the Crown Court before a Judge and Jury.
Remember also that you may well qualify for free representation through legal aid, if your case is one which meets the criteria in terms of seriousness or complexity and means.