Criminal Law Solicitors

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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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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

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

    0345 073 9900

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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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  • Rightway Legal

    Rightway Legal

    669 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2AB

    0141 4238920

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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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  • Appleman Legal Limited

    Appleman Legal Limited

    280 High Road, London, N15 4AJ

    02071830335

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  • Anthony D. Wilson Ltd

    Anthony D. Wilson Ltd

    Pacific House, Parkhouse, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0LJ

    01228 406361

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  • Mantilla & Stonerwood Solicitors

    Mantilla & Stonerwood Solicitors

    Unit 116 Albert Wing, The Argent Centre, 60 Frederick Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 3HS

    0121 236 7959

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  • Geoff White Solicitors

    Geoff White Solicitors

    83 Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7QH

    01293 776916

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  • Jsp Law Limited

    Jsp Law Limited

    1-7 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JG

    0333 577 2999

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  • Star Legal Limited

    Star Legal Limited

    3 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1AT

    01179059262

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  • Augustins Ltd

    Augustins Ltd

    The Business Centre, 758 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3GN

    07914081937

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  • Hutchesons

    Hutchesons

    17 Strathmore House, East Kilbride, G74 1LF

    01355 224545

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  • Thomas, Carlin & Pender

    Thomas, Carlin & Pender

    1490 Paisley Road West, Glasgow, G52 1SP

    0141 8836227

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  • T C Smith

    T C Smith

    9 Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1EF

    01289 301280

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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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