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Think you could defend yourself in court? 5 advantages of hiring a criminal solicitor
20 Nov 2020

When you want to sell your home, you contact a conveyancing solicitor. If you are in the unfortunate position of separating from your spouse and need advice on child access, you contact a family solicitor. Simply put, it would be odd to hire a family solicitor if you were not divorcing your spouse.

When it comes to criminal law, even if you know you did not commit the crime that you have been accused of, you should hire a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. Why? Because simply put, the UK legal system is complex and while you could attempt to represent yourself, there is a higher chance of something going wrong unless you are trained. And, if something goes wrong at the police station or in court, it could have a devastating impact on you and your family.

At ABV Solicitors, we know the legal system of the UK inside and out, and if you are ever arrested for a criminal act, contact our criminal solicitor as soon as you can. Experienced in defending every type of criminal accusation from shoplifting to grievous bodily harm, our team will be proud to defend your case, whether at the police station or in a courtroom.

So, what are the advantages of hiring our criminal solicitor to represent your case? Read on to find out.

Immediate defence

At ABV Solicitors, we know that when you are arrested for a criminal offence, it could be the middle of the day or the middle of the night.

Therefore, our on-call criminal solicitor will be there to provide you with an immediate defence, regardless of the time of day.

Explains your rights

Unless you have studied UK law to degree level, it is unlikely that you will know your rights. Therefore, our solicitors will be able to explain your legal rights concerning the crime you have been accused of, and can provide you with tailored advice to fit your case.

Expert in the area

In the same way that you wouldn’t hire an optician to assess a sore tooth (even though both professionals are trained in basic medicine) when you are arrested for a criminal offence, you will need someone to defend you who knows the area inside and out.

Our solicitors at ABV Solicitors are all extremely experienced in their unique areas and have subsequent training and supervision to ensure that their expertise is up-to-date and relevant to the current UK legal system.


Another benefit of hiring one of our team is that they can liaise with authorities on your behalf. At the police station, they will discuss the possibility of charges being dropped with police and at trial, they will liaise with other legal experts to have any sentences or fines reduced on your behalf. Great stuff!


Being accused of a criminal act is tough, and our solicitors are also able to offer support and advice on where you and your family can receive help for potential financial or emotional complications.

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