Criminal Defence Solicitors

Experienced criminal defence solicitors in Gateshead and Washington

Being accused of a criminal offence can be damaging as well as stressful and disruptive. If you are being investigated or facing criminal charges, you need specialist criminal defence solicitors on your side.

At John Donkin Solicitors, we are criminal law experts. We deal with a full range of criminal offences, including serious and complex fraud, serious crime, regulatory crime and confiscation proceedings, as well as offences against the person and drugs offences.

You are advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible if you are facing criminal investigation to ensure that you do not inadvertently damage your defence. If you ask us to represent you, we will make sure that your rights are observed and that the police and prosecution do not exceed their authority.

We can attend the police station, including interviews under caution, and ensure that you have an expert criminal defence advocate to represent you at any court appearances, including in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court. Any interview under caution undertaken by the police permits free independent legal advice at the police station.

We hold the Law Society’s criminal litigation accreditation in recognition of the high standards of criminal legal advice, representation and client service that we provide. We also have a Legal Aid contract, meaning we can represent clients who are eligible for criminal Legal Aid funding.

We have particular expertise in handling complex cases and we are one of a handful of firms accredited to deal with Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) by the Legal Services Commission’s Complex Crime Unit. These are cases that generally involve exceptionally large volumes of documents, have a high financial value, are of public concern and deal with complex issues.

To speak to a criminal defence solicitor now, call us on 0191 416 2182 (Washington) or 0191 495 2896 (Gateshead) or complete a Free Online Enquiry today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide police station representation.

“Can highly recommend John Donkin Solicitors. Excellent service and friendly people”

Our Criminal Defence Services

We deal with a full range of criminal defence representation, including in respect of:

Our Criminal Defence Expertise

We know that a criminal conviction can be devastating and is likely to impact your life and that of your family. As well as the risk to your job and career, in some cases, you could face a prison sentence.

Our criminal defence solicitors work tirelessly to put together the strongest possible defence for our clients. We are known for our attention to detail and will leave no stone unturned in securing evidence in support of your case.

From representation at the police station to advocating for you in court, you will have our full support. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and discuss the best approach with you.

We have a proven track record of success in helping clients facing criminal charges and will do all we can to protect you and your reputation.

Contact Our Gateshead And Washington Criminal Defence Solicitors

If you are facing criminal charges or you are being investigated by the authorities, please contact us today. We can provide immediate assistance to safeguard your position and ensure that you have the expert advice and representation you need.

To speak to one of our expert criminal defence lawyers, call us on 0191 416 2182 (Washington) or 0191 495 2896 (Gateshead) or complete a Free Online Enquiry today.

“Very efficient, with a swift approach to all issues.”