Our team of criminal law solicitors in Newcastle encompasses Solicitor Advocates, experienced Trial Lawyers, accredited Police Station Representatives and highly trained caseworkers who can assist with all aspects of criminal law.
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We operate a 24-hour emergency service 365 days a year to ensure that our clients are properly represented in police custody and receive the proper and a full explanation of the law.
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Criminal Law Advice
Our team of criminal law solicitors in Newcastle can assist you with any criminal issue, from minor issues to the most serious of criminal offences. For non-emergency enquiries, additional information or advice, please contact our team of criminal law solicitors at our Newcastle office on 0191 232 3048 today.
Do I need legal advice at the police station?
We recommend that you always have legal advice and representation for any interview at the police station. We will ensure that your rights whilst in the police station are protected.
Will I have to pay for police station representation?
No, this service is free and not means tested.
I have been charged with an offence, how long will it take to come to trial?
This depends on the nature of the charge against you. Most cases are concluded within 6 months but there are exceptions, particularly in more serious offences. When we take your instructions we will give you as much information as we can about the likely timescale and the steps which must be taken.
Will I get legal aid to defend the charge?
Criminal Legal Aid is available if you meet the eligibility criteria on means and merits. We are authorised by the Legal Aid Agency to give specialist advice in connection with all criminal matters and we will advise you on your eligibility when we first take your instructions.
There is a warrant out for my arrest, what should I do?
We would recommend that you hand yourself in to the police at the earliest opportunity and make sure that you have a solicitor to represent you before you answer any questions. Also, ensure you notify a solicitor if you are given a Court date.
I have been disqualified from driving because I now have too many points. I will lose my job if I can’t drive, is there anything I can do?
Yes, the Court has a discretion not to disqualify you if they accept it would cause exceptional hardship. We can argue your case for you.
I have been disqualified from driving, can I still drive while I wait for my appeal to be heard?
You can only continue to drive if the Magistrates have granted you permission to do so pending your appeal being heard.
I was arrested for an offence involving children but the police took no further action against me. Can this still affect my job prospects?
Yes, unfortunately it can. The Police are permitted to provide the Disclosure and barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau) with any information they feel is relevant and that can include the fact that you were questioned. This may impact upon employment prospects or contact arrangements if proceedings on family issues occur in the future. If it is unfair or inaccurate we may be able to liaise with the Police regarding its amendment or removal.
I am a witness in a criminal trial, do I need a solicitor to represent or advise me?
No. As a witness you do not need legal advice or representation. However, you may have questions about the process and what is required from you. For further information you can contact the Witness Service at the Court you are required to attend. If you have been served with a Summons and do not want to attend or have retracted your statement and need advice then please contact us for assistance.
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