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Criminal Law


We represent our clients at Police Stations, Magistrates Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal.

We deal with ALL common law offences; from the most minor to the most serious offence and we can attend on any police station interviews. The majority of criminal investigations commence with detention at the police station and anyone detained for an alleged criminal offence has the right to free and independent legal advice, whatever your financial circumstances. Pace Solicitors is available for a 24 hour service to those in police custody.

If you or someone you know is being held out of normal office hours, waste no time in calling our emergency crime number to alert us as early as possible on 0771 353 2173.

Magistrates and Crown Courts

If the Crown Prosecution Service decides to charge the defendant it may go to court and if the defendant denies the charge the burden of proving the case rests with the Crown Prosecution Service who must satisfy the Magistrates or jury at Crown Court that they are sure of the defendant’s guilt.

Cases that are too serious to be dealt with in the Magistrates Court are transferred to the Crown Court. Depending on what you have been charged with, you may have been given a choice as to where your trial is to take place, in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court.

We also work with a large network of independent barristers Country wide whom we do instruct in certain cases.

We can provide free advice and representation under the Legal Aid scheme at the police station and in Court. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid at court, we also offer competitive private rates.

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