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Criminal Law

A dedicated team of criminal defence solicitors

Wheldon Law conducts all aspects of criminal work in courts all over England and Wales.

Criminal defence is what we do best and with many years experience and a proven track record of success, you can rest easy knowing your case could not be in a safer pair of hands.

All of our advocates are fully qualified criminal defence solicitors with a wealth of experience of dealing with a wide range of criminal matters.

We are here to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive the best possible advice and representation every step of the way.

Call us today on 01442 242999 for some free initial advice.

If you are arrested and detained at a police station or attend for interview as a volunteer, you are entitled to consult a solicitor free of charge. We strongly advise that you do seek legal advice.

What is said and done at the police station can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Often we find that, when clients have been unrepresented at the police station they are at a disadvantage if their case goes to court because of what was said, or was not said, when interviewed by police.

It may be that the best option is to give a full and frank account to police. Sometimes it is best to decline to answer questions, at least until further information is provided as to the case against you; or it may be better to put forward a written statement setting out your case in a clear and structured way.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise and represent you at the police station. The service is free, independent and confidential and, if we are involved at an early stage of an investigation, we are often able to affect the outcome of a case.

Call us on 01442 242999 or 07827 884688 for free police station representation 24/7.

All cases begin in the magistrates’ court and most of them conclude there.

Our experienced solicitors attend magistrates’ courts throughout England and Wales on a regular basis and are able to provide effective representation in order to achieve the best possible result for you.

We will obtain details of the case against you, listen to your instructions and then advise you of the nature and strength of the evidence against you and the possible outcomes.

If you are pleading guilty then we will spend time with you discussing the reasons behind what happened and looking at your personal circumstances so that we can put as much mitigation before the court as possible in order to achieve the most lenient outcome for you.

If you deny the charge we will work with you to prepare your case for trial. We pride ourselves on our thorough preparation and all of our solicitors are capable and experienced trial advocates, some of whom go onto represent clients in the more serious cases in the crown court.

If you have received a summons or if you have been charged by police to appear in court then please call us on 01442 242999 for a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your case.

Wheldon Law are regularly instructed to act in the most serious and complex of cases and we are experienced in dealing with a wide range of offences from murder and serious assaults to sexual offences, burglaries, theft and fraud.

From the outset you will have access to a qualified solicitor who will be responsible for your case throughout. They will listen to your instructions, advise you on the law and any defences available to you and explain the court procedure and possible outcomes to you.

Once your case reaches the crown court you will be represented either by one of our solicitor-advocates or by a barrister with whom we will work closely with preparing your case for trial.

It is not unusual for crown court cases to take many months to conclude. During this time we will keep you fully informed every step of the way and work with you in order to achieve the best possible result.

If you are under the age of 18 then your case will start in the youth court. Although very serious offences are sent to the crown court the vast majority of offences will start and finish in the youth court.

We understand that having to appear in court can be a stressful experience for both the young person and their family and we pride ourselves on combining the highest standards of representation with a friendly approachable manner.

All of our solicitors are experienced youth court practitioners and most of us are also parents and are therefore well used to understanding and talking to young people.

If you are due to appear in the youth court please telephone us on 01442 242999 for a free, impartial and confidential chat about your case.

We are able to advise and assist with appeals to the crown court or the higher courts and have an excellent track record of successfully challenging cases in the crown court, the court of appeal and the high court.

Call us on 01442 242999 for a free initial telephone consultation about your case.