Criminal Defence Solicitors in Bedford

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
Mayfair House
Lurke Street
Bedford
MK40 3HZ

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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 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

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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 Offences

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.

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Serious Violence and Assault Offences

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.

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Driving and Speeding Offences

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.

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Regulatory Offences

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.

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Drug and Firearm Offences

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.

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Burglary, Theft and Criminal Damage

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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FAQs

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

Not guilty following historic allegation of rape and sexual assault

13th July 2020

Stephen Halloran, a Director at Lawtons, was instructed on a privately paying basis by our client, who was aged 83 when charged in connection with offences involving a family member that dated back to the 1970s. After a careful review of the available evidence, Stephen secured further disclosure from the police. A detailed review of historic […]

July update from Lawtons

8th July 2020

With the closure of the vast majority of courts and the abrupt ending of jury trials from the end of March, many of our much valued and dedicated staff were placed on furlough and into the government’s staff retention scheme.  However, we recognised from the outset that our clients would still need us and the […]

Health & Safety case – Thousands of pounds in fines saved

7th July 2020

Stephen Halloran was instructed by our client to deal with a case prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive in connection with the advice he provided while working as a specialist health and safety consultant. The charges were that he failed to discharge the duty he owed to persons not in his employment. The case […]