Criminal Law Solicitors Near Me

Are you looking for criminal law solicitors near me in Gateshead and Washington?

If you have been accused of a criminal offence or you are being investigated by the authorities, you need expert representation from local criminal law solicitors. Our expert criminal defence team represents clients in Gateshead, Washington and the wider North East.

We have extensive criminal defence experience across a full range of offences, including fraud, complex crime, confiscation proceedings and offences against the person.

Speaking to a solicitor early on is vital if the police are alleging that you have committed a criminal offence. We can provide an expert criminal law solicitor to safeguard your rights and ensure that you have the strongest possible defence. Any interview under caution undertaken by the police permits free independent legal advice at the police station.

We hold the Law Society’s criminal law accreditation for our legal expertise, excellent criminal defence representation and strong client care. In addition, we have a Legal Aid contract, meaning we are authorised to provide representation to those eligible for criminal Legal Aid.

Our team has particular expertise in dealing with complex cases. We are one of the few law firms who hold the Legal Services Commission’s Complex Crime Unit accreditation, allowing us to handle Very High Cost Cases (VHCC). This allows us to deal with exceptional cases involving extensive and complicated documentation and high financial value.

If you ask us to represent you, we will start work straightaway to protect you and provide you with the guidance and support you need at a difficult and stressful time. You will find our team to be helpful and approachable and we will do all we can to make sure your defence is robust.

Are you looking for criminal lawyers near me? 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

Our criminal solicitors in Gateshead and Washington have wide experience across all types of criminal charges, including:

“Excellent service nothing was a problem everything explained to enable us to fully understand the process.”

How our Gateshead and Washington criminal solicitors provide legal defence

If you are picked up or questioned by the police, you should contact a criminal solicitor as soon as you can and ensure that you speak to them before you given an interview.

If you ask us to represent you, we will come to the police station and give you advice and representation from the start. This can help ensure that you do not inadvertently harm your defence.

We will check that the police and other authorities have acted within their powers and that they have followed the correct procedures in dealing with you and the evidence in your case.

We always ensure that we are provided with copies of all relevant documents by the police and prosecution. Our team members are known for their attention to detail and once we have the information, we will use it to start building a strong defence.

If the prosecution does not appear to have made a valid case or legal or procedural errors have been made, we may be able to ask for charges to be dropped.

We will make sure that we have all relevant information, which could include securing witness statements in support of your position. We will give you an honest assessment of the strength of your defence and discuss the options open to you.

If your case reaches trial, we will make sure that you are thoroughly prepared and that you are represented by an expert criminal defence advocate.

Contact our Gateshead and Washington criminal defence solicitors

If you have been charged with a criminal offence or the police have arrested you, contact us today. We know how crucial it is to have the best legal representation to protect you and your reputation and we will do everything possible to clear your name.

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. We are available 24 hours a day to provide police station representation.

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