A dedicated team of criminal defence solicitors

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

Our roots lie in criminal defence 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.

We represent privately funded clients and those eligible for legal aid.

Call us today on 01442 242999 or email us at enquiry@wheldonlaw.co.uk for some free initial advice.


Conspiracy is a very serious offence and one that can only be heard in the crown court. If a person is convicted of conspiracy they can usually expect to receive a substantial prison sentence, so it is vital to seek advice from an experienced solicitor at the first possible opportunity.


Criminal Damage

It is an offence under Section 1 of the Criminal Damage Act 1971 to damage or destroy property belonging to another, without reasonable excuse. For a person to be guilty of criminal damage they must cause the damage either deliberately or recklessly.


Drug Offences

Drug offences are treated by the courts with a high degree of seriousness and can attract substantial prison sentences. The level of seriousness and corresponding sentence will be determined by several factors.



Fraud cases vary enormously from simple benefit frauds to complex investment scheme frauds. Many of them involve lengthy investigations, a high volume of documents and often involve computer equipment being seized for analysis which can be both distressing and inconvenient.


GBH, ABH & Assault

We can advise from the earliest stage in a range of cases from Grievous Bodily Harm, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm, Common Assault to resisting or wilfully obstructing a police officer from conducting his or her duties.


Murder & Manslaughter

If you are facing an allegation of murder or manslaughter then you should seek legal advice immediately and ideally before disclosing any information to the police or entering a plea at court.


Proceeds of Crime

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) was introduced to prevent those found guilty of a crime from benefitting financially from that crime. Under this legislation the courts have wide ranging powers to confiscate assets acquired as a result of certain trigger offences ranging from drugs offences to money laundering and fraud.


Public Order Offences

We have grouped together a number of public order type offences. Many of the offences sound very similar but vary enormously in terms of their seriousness and the court’s sentencing powers. If you are facing any of the offenses set out on this page you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.


Sexual Offences

The majority of our clients who find themselves charged with sexual offences have never been in trouble before and are therefore coming to us at a very difficult and challenging time of their life. We understand the pressure and stigma for those accused of sexual offences and the impact such allegations can have on their families.


Theft, Burglary & Robbery

A person is guilty of theft if they “dishonestly appropriate property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it.” Offences of theft are known as “either-way” offences which mean that they can be dealt with in either the magistrates’ court or the crown court.


Motoring Law

Our solicitors have decades of experience in protecting our client’s driving licences. We can provide you with advice and representation anywhere in England and Wales.


Firearms & Explosives Law

Firearms offences can be very serious and often carry heavy custodial sentences. If you are arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence it is important to get expert legal advice as soon as possible.


Football Law

Attending a football match should be a day to remember regardless of what happens on the pitch. However, it could easily become a day you would wish to forget if it ends with your arrest or the arrest of a family member/friend.


Stalking & Harassment

An offence of harassment is if a person pursues a course of conduct (2 or more incidents) which amounts to the harassment of another and which the individual knew or ought to have known would amount to the harassment of another.



Extradition is the formal process for requesting the surrender of a person from one territory to another so that they can be prosecuted, sentenced or to give effect to a sentence that has been passed.