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Criminal Defence Solicitors in Liverpool

Our criminal defence solicitors are here to help anyone facing arrest, investigation or prosecution for a criminal offence in or around Liverpool.

Being accused of a crime is never a fun experience, particularly if you have been falsely accused or the situation has been blown out of proportion. During this time, you need someone who will listen to you and be on your side.

We are one of the oldest and most experienced teams of criminal defence solicitors in North West England. We are ranked in the top 10 firms for crime and criminal defence nationwide and one of the leading firms for criminal defence in Liverpool by client review site, Review Solicitors.

We also handle more criminal law cases than 80% of other legal advisors in England and Wales, putting us in the top 20% of criminal legal advisors in terms of volume.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve been accused of or how serious the allegations are. We want to help you put forward your side of the story and build the strongest defence strategy possible. With us on their side, many of the people we help:

  • Avoid criminal charges altogether
  • Receive a ‘not guilty’ verdict at court
  • Receive a reduced or less serious sentence or charge than they originally faced

We can:

  • Travel to police stations across the country to advise you if you have been arrested or invited for a voluntary interview under caution
  • Support and represent you during criminal investigations
  • Defend you at court, including the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and appeal courts.

We assist with all criminal defence matters, including:

  • Shoplifting and public order offences
  • Assault, battery, ABH and GBH
  • Robbery
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Rape and sexual offences
  • Drug offences, from possession to large scale drug conspiracies
  • Serious fraud
  • White collar crime and regulatory offences
  • Motoring and road traffic law

Get in touch with our criminal defence solicitors in Liverpool

If you or someone you know needs fast, expert criminal law advice in or around Liverpool, get in touch with our criminal law solicitors today.

Call 03444 124348 | Ask us a Question 

or

For urgent out of hours matters call FREEPHONE 0808 196 1790

Although our team are based in Liverpool, we travel to police stations and courts across the country to represent clients in criminal law cases. Our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our police station representation service is free of charge. We advise that you do not answer the police’s questions about an alleged criminal offence until we are by your side. This is because anything you say or do could be used as evidence against you.

This includes if you have been invited for a voluntary interview under caution – these interviews are not casual chats as the police may like you to believe. Call us straight away and we can come with you.

As well as our Liverpool office, we also have offices in Runcorn and Warrington where you can pop in to see us or set up meetings if it’s more convenient for you.

How our criminal law solicitors in Liverpool can help you

We can assist with any criminal matter, no matter how ‘minor’ or complex, from simple cases of shoplifting to the most serious allegations of murder, rape and robbery.

We are members of the Serious Fraud Panel, able to deal with what are known as Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) of serious fraud.

Our team also have particular expertise advising people accused of being involved in large scale drug conspiracies. Although we’re based in Liverpool, we represent clients across the country and regularly travel at short notice to provide our assistance.

Take a look at some of our independently verified reviews to learn more about our clients’ experiences with us.

If you have been invited for interview or arrested in Liverpool, the surrounding Merseyside area or beyond, we provide specialist 24 hour police station representation FREE OF CHARGE.

We can travel to assist you 365 days a year. One of our specially trained police station representatives can be with you within 45 minutes, usually less.

You have the right to legal advice while in police custody. It is a myth that asking for a solicitor will extend how long you have to spend at the police station. As part of our service, we do our best to speed up the investigation and get you released as soon as possible.

Remember, anything you say to the police could be used as evidence against you, including in a decision to charge you. Having a solicitor on your side may mean the difference between being released with no further action and prosecution.

JUST ASK THE POLICE TO CONTACT BELL LAMB & JOYNSON SOLICITORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

24 Hour FREEPHONE Emergency Criminal department Help Line – 0808 196 1790.

If you have been released under investigation for a criminal offence, we can support you and work tirelessly to reduce the risk of criminal charges being brought.

Having a criminal investigation hanging over your head can be just as stressful as being held in police custody. There’s a lot of uncertainty involved and often the police are not forthcoming with information.

That’s where we come in. We can work to speed up the investigation process and find out exactly what is going on so you’re not left in the dark.

Fees for criminal investigation advice

Unfortunately, Legal Aid is usually not available for solicitor advice during the investigation stage (unless you are re-arrested or invited back to the police station for interview).

We can provide clear advice about our fees and give you a quote so you know exactly what to expect in terms of costs.

We can provide fierce court representation, giving you the best possible chance of achieving the outcome you want, whether that’s a ‘not guilty’ verdict or a reduced sentence.

Our court advocates defend people in the criminal courts in Liverpool and across England and Wales on a daily basis, including at the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Courts and appeal courts.

We can also provide urgent court defence, so get in touch as soon as you can and we will spring to your side.

Fees for defence at court

You may be able to get Legal Aid to cover the costs of your defence at court. We can provide advice about whether you can get Legal Aid. If you cannot, or you would prefer to fund your defence privately, we are often able to quote fixed fees so you know exactly where you stand in terms of costs.

Why choose our criminal lawyers?

Specialist, award-winning lawyers

We’re here to provide advice and support in your time of need.

With over 200 years of experience behind us, we have a strong local reputation as lawyers who know what they’re doing. We’ve been independently recognised for our skills, including:

  • We’re ranked in the top 10 firms of crime and criminal defence solicitors in the country by client review site, Review Solicitors
  • We’re ranked number two out of all Criminal Defence teams in Liverpool by client review site, Review Solicitors.
  • We are accredited in Criminal Litigation by the Law Society for our specialist skills in this area.
  • We won the Liverpool Law Society Criminal Firm of the year in 2019 which is testament to the expertise and the high regard that the department has in criminal defence.

Honest, trustworthy advice

We ‘tell it as it is’. We’ll always be upfront and honest about how your case is going. This means we’re ready for anything and are great at thinking on the spot.

We’re also available any time you need us – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So, if you need us urgently, you can trust us to be there for you.

24 Hour FREEPHONE Emergency Criminal department Help Line – 0808 196 1790.

A shoulder to lean on

It’s normal to feel like no one understands what you’re going through, even your closest family and friends.

We know exactly how you feel and are here to share the burden. We don’t just deal in cold, hard facts. We also care about how this experience is affecting you and will do all we can to support you through it.

Flexible and affordable fees, including Legal Aid

If you cannot afford the costs of getting legal advice, our Liverpool criminal lawyers can provide advice about getting Legal Aid to cover some or all of your fees.

If Legal Aid isn’t right for you, we can also offer a range of flexible fees, including fixed fees. With a fixed fee quote, you don’t have to worry about your lawyer watching the clock or charging for every call or email – it will all be included within your quote.

Get in touch with our criminal law solicitors in Liverpool

If you or someone you know needs fast, expert criminal law advice in or around Liverpool, get in touch with our criminal law solicitors today.

Call 03444 124348 | Ask us a Question

or 

For urgent out of hours matters call FREEPHONE 0808 196 1790