If you are accused of a crime, you need sound legal advice from someone you can trust. Trust in Talbots Law. From petty crimes to complex criminal cases, our clients know that their dedicated solicitor will be available whenever they need them; to help them understand their legal position, to work together to build a strong defence and to provide lawful representation.
At Talbots Law, our arrest and prosecution solicitors work every day to ensure our clients are being treated fairly and granted their rights regardless of the allegations against them. From the moment of arrest, we will be at hand to ensure your voice is heard. Whether it’s a public order offence or a much more serious crime, enlisting the help of a criminal lawyer will benefit you greatly in understanding your situation and the options available to you. From the police station to the Magistrates’ Court or the even the Crown Court, you’ll never have to face a criminal accusation alone.
Our Crime Team
Why choose Talbots’ arrest and prosecution solicitors?
If you’re facing criminal charges, you need both a legal expert and a specialist in criminal defence services. That’s where we come in. With vast experience ranging through minor offences to high profile cases, we’ll expertly conduct an investigation and gather evidence to support your defence.
At Talbots Law, we’re passionate about what we do. Our criminal defence team have built a reputation for treating clients with respect, dignity and patience and navigating them through the justice system with ease. We believe that in order to work together, trust is imperative. That’s why we will always provide a safe environment for all of our clients where they can speak to us in confidence about their situation. On top of this, you’ll get legal advice without the jargon; simplistic and straight to the point from day one.
What is Legal Aid?
If you are facing a criminal charge and you need urgent legal assistance but can’t afford the fees, you may be eligible for Legal Aid. Legal Aid is a government funded scheme which provides financial support to those whose income cannot stretch to cover legal fees. This allows for a fair justice system, with all members of the public able to have access to legal advice and representation when they need it the most.
Legal Aid will either cover the entire costs or a certain amount, depending on your salary. See below on how to apply.
Am I eligible for Legal Aid?
In order to apply for Legal Aid, you will have to undergo a means test as evidence that you do not have the funds yourself. There are certain requirements your case must have in order to be eligible for Legal Aid, so upon arrest, speak to one of our solicitors early on to check whether you can apply. As your solicitor, we are able to apply on your behalf. You can also check your eligibility on the Government website.
What happens in court?
For most motoring offences, drug offences, drunk and disorderly or burglary charges, your case will be heard in the Magistrates’ Court. The Crown Court is reserved strictly for more serious cases such as murder. Before your trial, the judge dedicated to your case will review all the evidence, familiarising themselves with the ins and outs of the accusation as well as analysing the witness statements. When the trial begins, you’ll have the opportunity to have your case heard in full after the jury has heard from the prosecution. That’s where having strong representation from experts in criminal law can benefit you greatly. Your defence will be heard by the judge as well as the jury, who will both make notes throughout. It’s then up to the jury to come to a decision through deliberation. Whatever the outcome, our solicitors will provide on-going support to ensure your human rights are protected at all times.
If you’ve been accused of a crime and need legal advice and representation from a solicitor you can trust, trust in Talbots Law. From the moment of arrest through to your trial, we’ll give our all in ensuring you are treated fairly. Give us a call on 0800 118 1500 today.
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