We can provide a complete Criminal defence service from the Police Station through to the Court of Appeal. We regularly appear in Magistrates and Crown Courts and, subject to eligibility, can provide public funding (legal aid).

From the moment of arrest or attendance at the Police Station one of our Criminal Team can be there to ensure you are advised prior to interview and during the course of any Police interviews. We will ensure that there is compliance with the correct procedures and representations are made on your behalf to the Investigating Officers. We provide a 24/7 service.

If you are charged with a Criminal offence we can provide representation from your first appearance in the Magistrates Court and. if needed, through the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. We have experience in all areas of Criminal practice from Criminal Damage to Murder.

The Head of Practice, David Billingham, is an Accredited Higher Courts Advocate (Criminal) with experience from the Police Station through to the Court of Appeal. He regularly appears in Courts throughout Gloucestershire and beyond having build up a criminal practice over 35 years. He is a member of the Duty Solicitor Schemes in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud and has sat on the Regional Duty Solicitor Committee and Gloucestershire Criminal Justice Board Committees.

Our criminal defence services includes:

  • Police Station 24-hour call out attendances
  • Case preparation
  • Magistrates Crown Court and Higher Courts representation

Help with costs

Public Funding - formerly known as Legal Aid - is available to those who are unable to afford legal advice and court representation (subject to eligibility). We hold the Quality Mark and are approved to assess entitlement and carry out publicly funded work. We will guide you through the requirements.

 

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