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Want to know how a criminal solicitor can help you? A brief guide from ABV Solicitors
23 Oct 2020

If you have recently been arrested on accusation of a criminal act, you may find yourself a bit puzzled about what to do and who to contact.

Even if you know you are innocent of the crime for which you have been arrested, the first thing you must do is contact an appropriate solicitor to defend and advise you in the upcoming police interviews.

Why is this important? Because in such situations, it can be tough to know exactly what to say and what you do say is likely to be recorded by the officers. And, as you may have guessed, the tone and language used during these interviews are important in determining whether or not you are allowed to leave the station, or are held for aggressive behaviour.

At ABV Solicitors, we advise that when you have the chance to make that all-important phone call, you use it to contact our criminal solicitor. With a wealth of experience and knowledge across all criminal cases, our team can help you in those initial police interviews and beyond, defending your rights and representing your case. Brilliant!

But what else can our criminal solicitor do to help you? Read on to find out!

Build your case

At the police station, our representative will sit with you during interviews and advise you on what to say.

If charges are pressed against you, our criminal solicitor from ABV Solicitors will begin to build your defence from the moment they are hired. This may sound simple, but this involves identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your case, alongside assessing any evidence provided by witnesses and examining witness testimonies for inconsistencies.


Of course, a key advantage of hiring a trained criminal defence representative is that they will be able to liaise with authorities on your behalf.

At the police station, our team will discuss your case with the police and press to have you released as soon as possible. If the case goes further, we will meet with the accuser’s solicitor and discuss the options surrounding having the charges dropped or reduced. Indeed, many people who do not hire a solicitor during criminal cases may have been able to receive a reduced sentence or punishment but due to technicalities of the law, they were either unqualified or unable to.

Go to trial

If your case goes to court, our team will defend you by cross-examining witnesses and will be working to clear you of all charges.

They will ensure that the judge and jury are fully aware of any personal circumstances that may have led you to commit the act for which you are accused, alongside putting your viewpoint into perspective.

Post trial

After your trial is completed, depending on the result, our team will advise you on the appeal process or will even begin it for you.

This will depend on the circumstances of your case but regardless of the outcome of the case, we will be able to provide you with legal advice.

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