If you have been accused of a criminal offence you will need access to good legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Few people realise that they are entitled to this advice free of charge as soon as they are arrested and taken to a police station, or attend a police station voluntarily, by appointment. Even fewer realise that free representation at court proceedings may also be possible, or can be provided at a fixed cost which reflects the gravity of the crime you are charged with.
By exercising your right to speak to a lawyer and to have them with you when you are questioned, you can significantly increase your chances of being released without charge or on bail, persuading the police that there is no case to answer or being able to put forward arguments to justify a less severe penalty.
Our team of criminal lawyers has extensive experience in representing people from a range of backgrounds who have been accused of a variety of crimes. They also represent businesses whose directors or employees have been accused of corporate manslaughter, causing injury or death through negligence, or corporate fraud.
From advising you at the police station to representing you at court, our criminal law specialists can deal with allegations of:
- murder, manslaughter and causing death by dangerous driving;
- assault, including grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm;
- sexual offences, including rape, child exploitation and the downloading of indecent images;
- domestic violence, including coercive and controlling behaviour;
- harassment and stalking;
- drug possession, drug dealing or drug importation;
- possession of an offensive weapon or bladed article;
- theft, ranging from shoplifting to stealing from your employer;
- fraud and other crimes of dishonesty; and
- motoring offences, including causing injury by dangerous driving, speeding, driving without insurance and failing to stop after an accident.
They will also represent you at trial, sentencing hearings or if you wish to appeal against a conviction or sentence.
Advising individuals throughout Kent and beyond
Our lawyers are based in Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham and Tenterden and cover the whole of Kent. They can also help clients based further afield and regularly represent people in the London Crown Courts.
They can visit you at the police station or in prison if you have been remanded in custody. Meetings can also be arranged at one of our offices or at your place of business, if needed.
Advice at the police station is free, regardless of your income or savings. Legal aid is also available in many cases to help where you are charged with an offence and the case will go to court.
For privately paying clients we offer an initial appointment from £95 plus VAT. This provides us with an opportunity to assess your case and give initial advice. Any further work beyond this will be quoted for at a competitive rate.
Get in touch
If you have been accused of a criminal offence, please get in touch to see how we can help. You can call us on 01474 351199 or use our contact form and we will call you.
For urgent advice outside of office hours, including police station representation, please call 07740 611507, 07740 611508 or 07703 829401.