Criminal Law Solicitors

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  • RM Legal Solicitors LLP

    RM Legal Solicitors LLP

    RM Legal Solicitors LLP

    Avenue House, 38 The Avenue , Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1XN

    023 8092 6060

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  • Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    19 Cheapside, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SD

    01924 882000

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  • Forster Dean Limited

    Forster Dean Limited

    Manchester House, 213 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DA

    01270 254 064

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  • Jack Gowans & Marc Dickson Solicitors Limited

    Jack Gowans & Marc Dickson Solicitors Limited

    46 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EH

    01463 710677

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  • Evans Bissett Solicitors

    Evans Bissett Solicitors

    Evans Bissett Solicitors

    Suite 3/4, 19 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB

    03330 220887

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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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  • Ralli Solicitors LLP

    Ralli Solicitors LLP

    Ralli Solicitors LLP

    Brook House, 64-72 Spring Gardens, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 2BQ

    0161 832 6131

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  • Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    Devonshires Solicitors LLP

    30 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7DT

    020 7628 7576

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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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  • David W Harris & Co

    David W Harris & Co

    David W Harris & Co

    24-25 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, CF37 2BW

    01443 486666

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  • Fitzgerald Solicitors

    Fitzgerald Solicitors

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

    07790 356 069

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ

    0345 073 9900

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  • Scullion Law Limited

    Scullion Law Limited

    105 Cadzow Street, Hamilton, ML3 6HG

    01698 283265

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  • Adam Bevan & Co.

    Adam Bevan & Co.

    The Moorhouse, Duns, TD11 3RY

    0131 4676767

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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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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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