Criminal Solicitors & Lawyers in Bedford, Bedfordshire

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
Bedford Heights
Brickhill Drive
MK41 7PH

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0333 577 0522

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Lawtons is a firm of criminal defence solicitors in Bedford. We have vast experience in providing expert legal defence for clients across Bedford and the surrounding towns including Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable and Luton.  Contacting our team of solicitors, barristers, advocates and police duty legal representatives means receiving advice from one of the most respected law firms in the South East, with criminal defence representatives across London and the Home Counties.

Have you or a loved one been arrested or charged with an offence?

If you are accused of committing a criminal offence, it is crucial to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible. By getting in touch with us on 0333 577 0522, you can start on the road to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

Whether you need legal advice on a specific area of law or you’re seeking representation for yourself or a family member, the team at Lawtons, an established Bedfordshire criminal law firm, will be able to assist you. No two cases are the same and when you contact us we will provide tailored, specialist advice.

How we can help protect your future

At Lawtons we provide 24-hour legal representation, so get in touch and we can give you legal advice over the phone or in person at our Bedford office.

If you have been detained by the police, you have a right to legal advice and you must contact a criminal defence solicitor to represent you before a police interview or any formal questioning takes place. Needing legal assistance is not a matter of being guilty or not guilty – in fact, the more innocent you are of the crimes of which you are accused, the  more you need a solicitor representing you.

Representing you in court in Bedfordshire

Our criminal defence solicitors regularly handle criminal cases at both magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts. We cover courts across the Bedfordshire area including:

  • Luton magistrates’ court
  • Luton police station
  • Northampton magistrates’ court
  • Wellingborough magistrates’ court
  • Corby magistrates’ court
  • Kettering magistrates’ court
  • Kempston police station

Get in touch with our solicitors in Bedford

If you are in urgent need of legal assistance or advice from a criminal lawyer in Bedford, please get in touch with us.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Bedford and the South

Sexual Offence Solicitors

Being accused of a sexual offence can leave your reputation in tatters, even if you are innocent. Our team of specialist solicitors offer expert representation and will examine every aspect of your case to prepare the best defence possible. Protect your future with Lawtons.


Violent Crime & Serious Assault Solicitors

With decades of experience in defending extremely serious offences, our specialist team of solicitors will work tirelessly alongside you if you are accused of violence or assault. The severity of the punishment depends on the severity of the crime, and whatever the unique circumstances of your case, Lawtons will focus on achieving the best possible outcome.


Driving & Motoring Offence Solicitors in London

Depending on the circumstances, driving and speeding offences can have very serious implications for your future. We have extensive experience in defending motoring offences, and if you are facing an accusation we will guide you through this extremely stressful time. Could you continue as normal without a vehicle in your life? Get expert advice today, with us.


Regulatory Offences Solicitors

If you or your business is being investigated for a regulatory offence, the consequences could be far-reaching and do irreversible damage to your reputation. From fire safety breaches to tax offences, our specialist regulatory offence solicitors are up to date on the very latest legal developments and will meticulously examine every detail of your case.


Drug and Firearm Offence Specialists

The laws around drugs and firearms offences are complex, and sentences can be severe. If you or a member of your family becomes caught up in a case, you need specialist legal advice immediately to guide you through the entire process. We can support you from the first police interview right through to court proceedings.


Burglary, Criminal Damage & Theft Solicitors

Don’t let a mistake put your future on the line. The punishments for burglary, theft and criminal damage can be severe. If you are accused, contact an expert solicitor at the earliest opportunity to begin building a robust defence to ensure the best possible outcome. At Lawtons we can guide you through this highly stressful experience.

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Can I be represented by Lawtons at a police station?

At Lawtons, we provide police station representation across Bedfordshire. It is crucial that you seek expert legal assistance as soon as you are able to, in the event that you are arrested, whether or not you are guilty of the crime of which you are accused.

Do I need legal representation at a voluntary interview?

If you are asked to attend any police station in Bedford on a voluntary basis, we are able to help to guide you through the procedure and specialist criminal defence representation is advised in these circumstances.

Will my solicitor represent me in court?

The work of a criminal defence solicitor covers every aspect of the legal process, other than advocacy (participation in court proceedings) as this duty is usually carried out by a barrister.

Latest News

Success at Isleworth Crown Court in Sexual Offence Case

5th July 2024

In February 2023, one of our clients was accused of serious sexual offences following an internet date in 2021, amidst the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns. Despite these grave allegations, our client consistently maintained his innocence, asserting that all interactions were consensual. Initially represented by a duty solicitor, our client later relied on our expertise, and […]

Favourable Outcome with No SHPO in Indecent Images Case

1st July 2024

In August 2021, Lawtons Solicitors undertook a complex case involving allegations under the Protection of Children Act. Our client faced a search warrant at his home by Essex Constabulary, based on allegations of accessing indecent images of children. Understanding the gravity of the situation, our client sought early advice from Director Nick Titchener to navigate […]

Defending Serious Allegations During Family Law Proceedings

28th June 2024

Paul Dillon, a key member of our private client team at Lawtons Solicitors, recently undertook a significant case involving a former international rugby player. The client faced serious allegations of harassment, assault, and coercive control amidst a tumultuous divorce proceeding where custody of their children and the family home were fiercely contested. Given Paul’s extensive […]