Guiding you through the criminal justice system
Being arrested for a criminal offence is terrifying for most people.
Our Criminal Law Solicitors are here to protect your best interests and build a defence.
We know how upset and worried your family will be and the dread you may feel as your Court date approaches. What we are extremely good at is taking the matter off your shoulders, allowing you to feel confident that you have the best criminal defence team in Midlands on your side.
Our Criminal Law Solicitors based in Coventry and Warwickshire tenaciously defend all types of crime and regulatory actions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and regulatory bodies. These include:
- Crimes against the person (e.g. assault, sexual offences, and homicide)
- Drug offences
- Proceeds of Crime
- Regulatory investigations and prosecutions (involving the FCA, SFO, TSA, and HSE)
- HMRC investigations
- People trafficking and modern slavery
Our years of experience in criminal law means we have a robust reputation for excellence with the UK’s best Barristers and Queen’s Counsel. Our clients also benefit from our ability to instruct the country’s most respected expert witnesses.
Business crime and regulatory offences – understanding your organisation and market sector
The biggest mistake organisations facing a regulatory investigation make is not seeking legal advice as soon as it becomes apparent that an enforcement body is asking questions about your business. Seemingly innocent regulatory requests for information can result in a full-blown investigation and prosecution. Our job is to provide you and your Board with the advice you need to prevent or end an investigation as swiftly as possible. We do this by talking to key stakeholders in your business to understand the culture and practices of not only your organisation but the market sector you operate in. This means we can build a defence that takes into consideration the normalities and commercial realities of your sector. We can also provide water-tight advice if you are asked to attend an interview under caution and make sure legal professional privilege and litigation privilege is protected throughout the entire investigation.
Our team has advised organisations ranging from SMEs to large organisations with cross-border issues. You can be confident in our process, knowledge, and commercial shrewdness. Whatever you call us for, be it a health and safety fatality, an alleged trading standards breach, or a dawn raid, we will be at your side as soon as possible, checking the lawfulness of the investigators’ actions, advising staff, keeping notes on who the investigators speak to, the questions they ask and the documents they seize and conducting our own investigation into the incident with an aim shutting down the investigation fast or building a vigorous defence should prosecution occur.
Advising and representing people accused of committing a criminal offence
We are highly recommended as an expert criminal defence law firm for people accused of committing a crime. We provide 24/7 police station representation. Therefore, will be at your side, protecting your interests from the start. Because we understand the correct procedure the police must follow when making an arrest, we will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding you being detained and get the charges dropped if proper processes were not complied with.
Our criminal law team has in-depth experience in defending serious criminal charges such as murder, manslaughter, sex offences, terrorism, and grievous bodily harm. We work with the country’s top expert witnesses and focus on providing you with advice and representation you can trust. We know that your reputation and possibly your freedom is at stake – therefore, we never give up until every appeal has been exhausted.
Criminal Law FAQs
Below are some of the most common questions we receive from clients about our criminal defence department.
Will I get bail if I am arrested?
It depends on the seriousness of the crime you are accused of and whether you are a first-time offender or have been in trouble with the law before. One of the key matters our Criminal Law Solicitors will take care of for you at the police station is organising bail.
I have no money for a Solicitor – how do I pay for one?
If you cannot afford to pay for a Solicitor, you may be able to apply for Legal Aid. We will discuss this with you and help you fill in the application forms.
I have been falsely accused of a crime– what should I do?
Regardless of whether you are a business owner or an individual, being accused of a crime can turn your life upside down – especially when you know the allegations are false. The first thing you need to do is call our office and speak to one of our Criminal Defence Solicitors. When you instruct us, we will help you understand what is happening to you and work tirelessly to create a defence that will persuade the jury of your innocence.
I do not live in Coventry. Can you still represent me?
Our legal team regularly supports clients across the country, not only those who are based in Coventry. The distance between you and our office will have no effect on our ability to provide highly effective advice or representation.
To talk to us about a criminal offence, please contact us using the form below.
Meet your 'Criminal Law' specialists
The team to guide you through your legal needs.
Depending upon the complexity we are able to offer fixed fees in some cases. In other cases our solicitors chargethe following hourly rate:
- Partner/Member SolicitorHourly rate of £250 + VAT
- Senior Solicitor or Head of Dept: (PQE 8yr+)Hourly rate of £225 + VAT
- Assistant Solicitor/Fee Earner (PQE 3/7yr)Hourly rate of £200 + VAT
- Newly Qualified Fee Earner (PQE 1/3yr)Hourly rate of £170 + VAT
- Paralegals/TraineesHourly rate of £120 + VAT
- Support ParalegalsHourly rate of £100 + VAT