You have been charged at the police station and placed on bail to attend at the Magistrates Court or you may have received a requisition requiring you to attend at Court. DO NOT DELAY. You will be expected at the first hearing to know what your plea is, and, where appropriate, whether the case should be heard in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.
Contact us as soon as you can. We can advise you on whether you may have a defence, the likely sentence, whether you have a choice between the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court, and, if so, which is the better venue for your trial, and whether legal aid is likely to be available.
We will assist you in applying for Legal Aid, and it may well be that legal aid will enable us to represent you free of charge.
We can represent you in mitigating the sentence you are facing, or at your trial.
Whatever the offence we offer a fixed fee interview to advise you. You will not normally be charged if it is likely you will be eligible for Legal Aid.
We are committed to ensuring that the outcome of proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court is the best that you can get. Our clients regularly tell us they are ‘delighted’ with our service and rate us as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’’ and certain to use us again or recommend us.
Free advice and assistance is always available if you are to be interviewed at a police at home, at a police station or a custody suite. Legal Aid may be available at Court subject to eligibility.