24 Hour Police Station Service
Everybody detained at a Police Station is entitled to be represented by a lawyer free of charge. This service is funded by the Legal Services Commission.
What you say or do at the Police Station can have a profound impact on the future outcome of your case. It is therefore important that you are represented by an expert who will defend and protect your position and who will advise both prior to and during your interview so that you are able to make the appropriate decisions to achieve the best outcome.
Our Solicitors and specialist Police Station Advisors are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you, your family or friends require this service, please contact our 24 hour Crimeline 0844 587 9996. Alternatively our 24 hour Emergency Line 0701 700 8 999.
Representation in the Magistrates Court
All Criminal Cases from minor Road Traffic Offences to serious Criminal allegations start in the Magistrates Court. Our team of experienced advocates represent clients facing the full range of criminal cases before the Magistrates and Youth Courts.
You may be entitled to legal aid (see below) or alternatively we provide competitive private rates.
Representation in the Crown Court
Cases which are transferred to the Crown Court for trial or sentence will be prepared by our specialist Crown Court department and expert Crown Court advocates will be instructed to represent you.
Your case will be meticulously prepared with our skills and resources. We have strong links with leading Barristers Chambers and are able to call upon the expertise of the finest Barristers and Higher Court Advocates to ensure that your defence is put forward comprehensively and persuasively.
ABV Solicitors are regularly instructed to represent clients facing matters before various tribunals ranging from VAT & Duties Tribunals through to Tribunals which deal with Professionals such as Doctors, Dentists, Lawyers Surveyors and Accountants for misconduct or breach of their governing body’s rules. (For more information click on Practice Areas.)
Appeals To The Higher Courts
We are often approached by those serving lengthy sentences who require advice on the merits of an appeal against conviction and sentence.
Overturning miscarriages of justice requires expertise in analysing evidence, honest and realistic advice on the prospects of success and a commitment to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. These are the qualities which ABV Solicitors can offer those who wish to instruct us to appeal a conviction or sentence.