Has someone you know been arrested? Are you worried they might not ask for a Solicitor? Are they going to be interviewed under caution?
By taking full instructions before any interview we can ensure that:
If you have not committed an offence – you put forward, in full, your defence and don’t forget to mention vital information due to the pressures of being interviewed.
You do not admit to an offence, or accept a caution where there is insufficient evidence for a conviction.
You are offered a reprimand, final warning, caution or Fixed Penalty Notice where appropriate (avoiding a potential criminal conviction).
Which cases will be heard at Crown Court?
All serious offences (Indictable-only) such as murder, manslaughter,kidnap,rioting, rape and robbery will be heard before the Crown Court.
Some Either-way offences may transferred by a Magistrates court if they are deemed more suitable for the Crown Court.
Upon conviction Magistrates may decide a particular case requires a more substantial sentence than they are allowed to impose. In these circumstances a case may be sentenced in the Crown Court.
Appeals from the Magistrates court will be heard before the Crown Court..
For any queries relating to the cost of a criminal case please contact our Blackpool office on 01253 292848 for a Quote. Criminal case management and advocacy are charged on a time engaged basis at a rate of £150 per hour plus VAT (£180 per hour including VAT).
We may agree a lower fee, or a fixed fee depending on the amount of work involved. We reserve the right to charge a higher fee if a matter is particularly complex, difficult or serious.
We operate a 24-hour on call police station rota 365 days a year so there will always be someone available to assist you at any time, day or night.
Patrick Nelligan: 07966 284459
Martin Hillson: 07980 280548
David Charnley: 07989 409001
Steven Townley: 07764 695577
Stephen Charnley: 07800 651266
Fleetwood office: 01253 771664
Blackpool office: 01253 292848
24 HR Emergency pager: 07623 176818