Criminal Law Solicitors

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  • Anthony King & Co

    Anthony King & Co

    Anthony King & Co

    Southgate House, Town Square, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1BN

    01268 240400

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  • Norton Peskett

    Norton Peskett

    Norton Peskett

    148 London Road North, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1HF

    01502 533000

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  • Lawrence Law Solicitors

    Lawrence Law Solicitors

    Network Business Centre, 329 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW15 2PG

    020 8788 6665

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  • Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited

    Traditional law; modern ways.

    Michael Lewin Solicitors Limited

    Traditional law; modern ways.

    635 Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4BA

    0113 2009720

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  • Sugare & Co

    Sugare & Co

    Sugare & Co

    36 Park Square North, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2NY

    01132446978

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  • Bonallack & Bishop

    Bonallack & Bishop

    Bonallack & Bishop

    Rougemont House, Rougemont Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1LY

    01722 422300

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  • Aletta Shaw Ltd

    Aletta Shaw Ltd

    Aletta Shaw Ltd

    289 Broadway, Bexley, Greater London, DA6 8DG

    0208 301 4884

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  • Fitzgerald Solicitors

    Fitzgerald Solicitors

    131 - 133 Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0UD

    07790 356 069

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  • Kyles Legal Practice Ltd

    Kyles Legal Practice Ltd

    20 Northumberland Square, North Tyneside, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1PX

    01912571051

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  • Bison Solicitors Limited

    Bison Solicitors Limited

    St James's House, East Street, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7TJ

    01252268068

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  • Humphrys Dawson

    "There When You Need Us"

    Humphrys Dawson

    Humphrys Dawson

    "There When You Need Us"

    52-54 Crescent Road, Rhyl, Conwy, LL18 1PB

    01745 343158

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  • Gilbert Stephens LLP

    Gilbert Stephens LLP

    Gilbert Stephens LLP

    15-17 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1QE

    01392 424242

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  • Bowden Jones Solicitors

    The law practice you can trust!

    Bowden Jones Solicitors

    Bowden Jones Solicitors

    The law practice you can trust!

    22 Park Place, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3DQ

    02920 484 550

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  • Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    Leathes Prior Solicitors

    74 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 4DR

    01603 610911

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  • Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

    020 7628 7576

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What is criminal law?

Criminal law is a vast area that covers crimes ranging from drink driving and theft through to the most serious offences of murder and rape. Criminal law also covers international jurisdiction and legal cases such as money-laundering, terrorism and cross-border offences. Criminal law solicitors can work on both private and public cases

When would a criminal law solicitor be needed?

A criminal law solicitor could be needed in a variety of cases and can support the victim of a crime or defend the accused, but not both for the same case.

In private cases, the majority of work carried out by a criminal law solicitor will be in defence of those accused or guilty of a crime. The solicitor will work to communicate the reasons that the defendant acted the way they did or to try to demonstrate the innocence of the accused. Alternatively, a criminal law solicitor might work in public practice, and this means that they will work for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) or the Public Defender Service (PDS) and they will be charged with the task of proving to a jury that the accused was guilty.

There are a huge array of case types that a criminal law solicitor can work on, including cases of sexual assault, murder, fraud, kidnapping, terrorism and cross-border crime.

What does a criminal law solicitor do?

Criminal law solicitors normally work on a case from its start right through to the end. The work on each case will be varied, but some of the general duties that may apply to each case may include:

  • Filing a case
  • Gathering evidence, statements and reports relating to the case
  • Carrying out visits to clients and related individuals in police stations or prison
  • Gathering additional information from witnesses
  • Reviewing medical reports and police reports
  • Filing pleas
  • Filing motions
  • Liaising with police, court workers and probation officers
  • Presenting information in court hearings as necessary

If the case is not conducted by a barrister, the criminal law solicitor will take on this role, meaning that they will have control of their client's case during court hearings. If the case does not go in favour of the solicitor's client, they may also carry out further work relating to any appeal that is requested.

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