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2nd August 2016 |

Alleged Sex Crime Surfaces 20 Years After No Further Action Taken

A trial took place in June of this year where he faced an Indictment alleging indecency with a child under 14.  Read More >

28th July 2016 |

Caution Administered After Successful Representations Made To The Crown Prosecution Service

A man from London was charged with possession a bladed article following the item being found on him when he went to a Watford nightclub for a night out. Read More >

18th July 2016 |

Drug Addict Bailed After He Robbed A Women and Was Found In Possession of Offensive Weapon

A drug addict who robbed a woman of £200 at a Luton cash point was chased by members of the public and caught. The 36 year old was beaten up and forced to hand back the money before the police arrived to arrest him. Read More >

15th July 2016 |

Conditional Discharge For Cheshunt Boys After Conspiracy to Commit Fraud

Three Cheshunt men given the one of the lower sentences after using the Depop trading website to con teenagers out of cash for goods that did not exist. 17 victims, mainly teenagers, parted with money for items including trainers, an iPhone and an iPad that were not delivered. Read More >

13th May 2016 |

Sentenced After Impersonating A Police Officer in Hertfordshire

A man who had gone out to watch football in a Bishop’s Stortford pub was chased along the street by a bogus police officer. Read More >

12th May 2016 |

Hertfordshire Market Trader Sentenced After Trading Standards Investigation

A market trader who sold counterfeit DVDs and CDs on his stalls at Bovingdon market has been jailed for 30 months despite  Lawton’s Sean Smith telling St Albans Crown Court he was now supporting his family by “legitimate means.” Read More >

9th May 2016 |

Bedford Loner Sentenced After Child Pornography Search

A loner from Bedford who searched for child pornography on his computer has been jailed for 10 months after Lawton’s Stuart Sprawson told a court the man now understood the gravity of his crimes. Read More >

9th May 2016 |

Dunstable Boxer’s Accepts GBH Attack

A young Dunstable boxer who beat up another teenager, punching him to the ground and kicking him in the face, has been sentenced to 18 months custody after Lawton’s Stuart Sprawson told a court “He is a fine young man but accepts full responsibility for a vicious attack on this occasion.” Read More >

6th May 2016 |

Complex Fraud Conspiracy Client Bailed By Magistrates

Director, Nick Titchener, appeared before Hatfield Magistrates Court yesterday to represent a client accused of being involved in a complex fraud conspiracy Read More >

3rd May 2016 |

The High Importance of Legal Representation

If you are unlucky enough to be accused of a crime you may be one of those that is effected by the government making it increasingly difficult for people to get Legal Aid so that they can be defended by specialists who are trained in this complex area of law. Read More >

3rd May 2016 |

Hertfordshire Boys Given Suspended Sentence & Curfew For Street Crime

An 18 year old man who robbed two younger men of their cash after threatening to them them has narrowly avoided going to prison. Read More >

18th April 2016 |

Avoided Prison After Robbery and Threatening Behaviour

After Stephen Halloran from Lawtons managed to get a suspended custody sentence after telling St Albans Crown Court his client regretted what he had done last at night, last November. Read More >

14th April 2016 |

Minimum Drink Driving Ban at St Albans Magistrates Court

Stephen Halloran, a specialist Solicitor in drink drive cases, resolved a recent case at St Albans Magistrates’ Court for a client who provided a drink drive reading (119) which would usually result in the Magistrates’ considering a prison sentence. Due to Lawtons being expert Solicitors in drink and driving cases, the Prosecution accepted the findings […] Read More >

14th April 2016 |

Drink Driver – Car Chase & Drugs Offence at St Albans Court. Defended by Lawtons Solicitors

A drink driver led the police on a late night chase through St Albans, in which he went through red lights, hit kerbs and sped at over twice the legal limit before crashing. Read More >

11th April 2016 |

Police Seized Phone off Hertfordshire Man They Caught Dealing, But Found Explicit Chat With 14 Year Old

Police found sexually explicit chat with a 14 year old girl on the mobile phone they seized from a man they caught dealing a wrap of cocaine. Read More >

11th April 2016 |

Suspended Sentence After Explicit Chat With Minor Found on Phone Whilst Caught Drug Dealing

Lawtons managed to get the defendant a suspended sentence stating his unemployed client suffered depression and was remorseful about the offence.  Read More >

6th April 2016 |

Local Drug Addict Passed 8 Month Sentence For Knife Crime

A drug addict beggar stabbed a woman in the neck with a hyperdermic needle even though she had just given her a pound. Read More >

6th April 2016 |

Passed Jail Sentence After Progress Made Whilst On Remand For ABH

Women passed sentence after spending time on remand, as Lawtons tell the court she has made good progress whilst inside. Read More >

4th April 2016 |

Drug Offence Leads To Cause of ABH gets Community Order

A Hertford man who over-reacted when his neighbour, who was high on drugs, came crashing through the fence armed with a hoe has been ordered to do unpaid work. Read More >

1st April 2016 |

Man Recieves A Passed Community Order After Admittance of ABH

Andrew Morton representing Lawtons, managed to get a passed community order after defendant admits guilt. Read More >

21st February 2016 |

Bedfordshire Man Spared Jail After Violent Disorder

A Dunstable man who was encouraged by his father and older brother to get involved in a violent disturbance in Houghton Regis has been spared jail by a Judge. Read More >

16th February 2016 |

Hatfield Naturist Gets Suspended Sentence For Posession

A Hatfield man who was arrested on suspicion of looking at indecent images of children told the police he was into naturism. Read More >

10th February 2016 |

Suspended Sentence After Showing Regret For Beating and Robbing a Young Man

A man who chased another young man through Watford town centre and robbed him of £50 has been shown mercy by a judge and given a suspended prison sentence. Read More >

10th February 2016 |

Suspended Sentence and Compensation After Watford Man Chase

A man who chased another young man through Watford town centre and robbed him of £50 has been shown mercy by a judge and given a suspended prison sentence. Alex Britton, for Lawton’s who represented the offender, told Judge John Plumstead that his client had written him a letter expressing his regret for what he’d […] Read More >

8th February 2016 |

Sentence Adjourned For Probation Report For Robbery & Being In Charge of an Offensive Weapon

A man who went to Borehamwood with £900 to buy a motorbike he had seen on Gumtree was robbed and bitten by a dog. Read More >

8th February 2016 |

Adjourned After Gumtree Deal In The London Borough of Barnet

A man who went to Borehamwood with £900 to buy a motorbike he had seen on Gumtree was robbed and bitten by a dog. The victim travelled from Essex to buy the bike but when he got to the location he was confronted by a 21 year old man, who was brandishing a machete. Prosecutor […] Read More >

2nd February 2016 |

Burglary Commited Whilst Breaching Restraining Order

A drunken man burgled a house in Bovingdon after an angry confrontation with his girlfriend at her nearby flat. The 45-year-old broke a court order – imposed 8 days earlier – when he shouted abuse at the woman at her flat. A neighbour heard him calling her a ‘c…’ and a ‘bitch’, St Albans Crown […] Read More >

28th January 2016 |

Successful Result of 9 Years After Hertford Firearm Robbery

A man who robbed a betting shop in Hertford was jailed for nine years today, Thurs Jan 28th. He struck at the Coral betting shop in Fleming Crescent in the town on the afternoon of November 18 last year. But Andrew Kerry, for Lawtons, who represented the man when he appeared at St Albans Crown […] Read More >

24th January 2016 |

Man with 84 Previous Offences Given 1 Year Supervised Probation

A shoplifter with a chronic drug problem stole £65 worth of steaks from the Co-op in Hatfield because he had no money. Read More >

24th January 2016 |

Hatfield Theft With Chronic Drug Problem Given Supervised Probation

A shoplifter with a chronic drug problem stole £65 worth of steaks from the Co-op in Hatfield because he had no money. The 27-year-old was spotted by a shopper at the store in Bishop’s Rise as he took the meat from the freezer and hid it in his jacket. The customer raised the alarm and […] Read More >

21st January 2016 |

Repeating Offender To Attend Rehab With Curfew After Attempted Theft In Luton

A woman who tried to rob a vulnerable pensioner she followed from Luton town centre has been given the chance to get off drugs. She met the 79-year-old man in Market Square and offered to help carry his bags. The man, who walks with a stick, refused her offer and became concerned as she continued […] Read More >

20th January 2016 |

Women With 10 Previous Convictions Avoided Prison After Attempted Robbery

A woman who tried to rob a vulnerable pensioner she followed from Luton town centre has been given the chance to get off drugs. Read More >

14th December 2015 |

Man With Previous Assault and Drug Cautions Spared Jail After Armed Drunken Attack

A man armed himself with a hunting knife after a row with two men he had been drinking with. The 35 year old fell out with the two others at a house in Whippendell Road, Watford. Read More >

5th December 2015 |

Dunstable Sees 4 Successful Sentences After Serious Violent Attacks

Violence which erupted in Dunstable after a row over whose turn it was to play pool was described by a judge as being "disgusting" and caused by people drinking large amounts of alcohol. Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

St Albans Crown Court Hears Of Watford Man’s Drunken Offence

A man armed himself with a hunting knife after a row with two men he had been drinking with. The 35 year old fell out with the two others at a house in Whippendell Road, Watford. He left but later that evening was waiting for the two men when they came out of another house […] Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

Dagenham Man Is Jailed After Careless Drive To Hertfordshire

A driver being chased by police through Potters Bar and Barnet fractured a gas main when he crashed, causing the area to be evacuated. The 28 year old tried to escape by climbing onto a garage roof. He reached into a bag he was carrying and shouted: “I have a gun! I have a gun!” […] Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

Luton Crown Court Sentenced Men For a Chain of Drunken Disorderly Acts

Violence which erupted in Dunstable after a row over whose turn it was to play pool was described by a judge as being “disgusting” and caused by people drinking large amounts of alcohol. CCTV played to Luton crown court Friday 14th August 2015 showed that trouble spread from inside the HQ Sports Bar to outside in […] Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

European Driver Receives a Small Sentence After Producing False Documents

A Romanian driver who sent in false details after being caught on a speed camera in Luton was jailed for 6 months Tuesday 11th August 2015. The 37-year-old was driving a Ford Galaxy at 6 miles per hour over the 30mph limit on the Park Street Viaduct when he was “flashed,” Luton crown court was told. […] Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

Bedfordshire Man Jailed For Burglary Spree

A man branded by a judge as a “professional sneak burglar” has been jailed for two-and-a-half years Friday 18th September for a series of walk-in burglaries at hotels and commercial premises. The 33 year old committed the offences in August this year to fund his addiction to drugs. But Lawton’s Stuart Sprawson who defended the […] Read More >

3rd December 2015 |

Hemel Hempstead Theft Worth Over £11,000 Worth Of Mobile Phones

A Hemel Hempstead driver dumped mobile phones he was supposed to deliver in a garage. The 26-year-old, who was working for UK Mail, sold some of the phones and gave two of them away to his friends. But, St Albans crown court heard Friday 16th October, he had now got his life in order and […] Read More >

24th July 2015 |

Reducing Life Sentence Tariff

Are you a prisoner sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the minimum term to be determined either as an adult or a young offender? Are you aware you may be able to apply for a reduction in your tariff based on exemplary behaviour? If this applies to you then it may be […] Read More >

18th July 2015 |

What is a Postal Requisition?

A postal requisition is the new name for a Magistrates’ Court summons. It tells you when you need to attend Court for a criminal charge. It can cover serious criminal charges or routine traffic matters. As the Police look to save money, a number of cases are dealt with outside of the formal arrest/charge procedure. […] Read More >

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