Professional Criminal Defence Lawyers, Hampshire
Here at Churchers, our criminal defence solicitors in Hampshire are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We are happy to take private instructions and will also represent those that are eligible for public funding.
Churchers have offices in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Cosham, Lee-on-the-Solent and Havant as well as on the Isle of Wight in Ryde, Cowes, Newport, Shanklin and Freshwater.
Our dedicated team of criminal defence solicitors deal with a whole range of cases, such as:
- Driving offences
- Sexual allegations
- Drug supply
- White collar crime
Our specialist criminal defence lawyers provide free-of-charge advice and representation at police stations 24 hours a day.
We also provide free advice and representation at interviews with other authorities such as the Royal Navy, the local authority and the DWP, where eligible.
If you are charged with an offence, our criminal solicitors across Hampshire will assess your eligibility for legal aid and arrange representation by one of our team at court. We will proactively seek information about the case against you and give you robust advice such as the strength of the evidence, the law as it applies to your case and what defences may be available to you.
If you are not eligible for legal aid we will tell you our fees for private representation, so that there are no hidden costs. Our fees are competitively priced and reflect the high level of expertise we offer.
We offer appointments in person at our offices or remotely using Teams or telephone, depending on your preference and convenience.
Our criminal defence lawyers have vast experience dealing with youths who find themselves in the criminal justice system and those that are the victims of modern slavery.
We routinely represent people who are vulnerable for a whole range of reasons and we pride ourselves on taking the time to listen sympathetically.
Where it is needed we will instruct an expert to advise on your case. Our criminal defence solicitors have access to a very experienced range of experts that we work with.
If your case is sent to the Crown Court then we will instruct either one of our experienced Higher Rights Advocates or an independent barrister, or Queens Counsel for more serious matters. The barristers we work with are experts in their field and we have worked closely with them for many years.
Our dedicated team have experience representing services personnel who find themselves subject to investigation or Court Martial.
We provide legal advice on appeals, whether that be against conviction or sentence and can also review cases when you are unhappy with a previous solicitor’s advice or the outcome.
To find out more about our legal services or to speak to one of our criminal defence solicitors in Hampshire, please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.
For specific allegations/charges helpful information can be found via the news items below;