Criminal Defence Solicitors in Cambridge

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
CB1 Business Centre
20 Station Road

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01223 636 890

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Are you looking for urgent legal assistance in Cambridge? Lawtons Solicitors are a renowned firm of criminal law solicitors with offices based locally. We offer representation to a wide range of clients across Cambridge and the surrounding towns including Peterborough.

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors, barristers, advocates and police duty legal representatives make up one of the most respected law firms in the South East of England, providing services across London and the Home Counties.

At Lawtons we have a wealth of experience, so contact us today on 0333 577 0522 in order to get expert legal advice and guidance.

Have you or a member of your family been arrested or charged with an offence?

If you find yourself accused of an offence, we can help guide you through the process that lies ahead. Contacting our team urgently is the first step on the road to achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

No two cases are the same, and we provide legal advice and legal representation without judgement that is tailored individually to you. Our solicitors can represent you in every aspect of the law other than advocacy (participation in court proceedings) as this is within the remit of a barrister.

Whether it is you or a family member who needs representation or advice, the experienced team at Lawtons in Cambridge can assist you. Get in touch today.

What we can do to protect your future

Being accused of a crime is a stressful and often distressing experience. Your future and reputation are on the line, and we can help. At Lawtons we provide 24-hour legal representation, including assistance at police stations in Cambridge and Peterborough, as well as offering legal advice over the phone or in person.

If you have been detained by the police, it is crucial to know your rights. Contact an expert criminal defence solicitor to represent you before a police interview and before any formal questioning takes place.

We can also offer guidance if you are asked to attend a police station in Cambridge on a voluntary basis. Specialist criminal defence representation is advised in these circumstances.

Representing you in court

Our highly experienced team regularly represent and defend clients in criminal cases at magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts across Cambridgeshire including:

  • Cambridge Crown Court
  • Cambridge magistrates’ court
  • Peterborough magistrates’ court
  • Huntingdon magistrates’ court

Contact us

Do not delay in taking action if you need legal assistance. Please get in touch with us.

Please note, our Cambridge office is by appointment only.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Cambridge 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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What are my rights if I am arrested?

If you are arrested and detained at a police station, you have a right to legal advice, and the more innocent you are, the more you need representation. You also have the right to notify someone that you have been arrested and to be protected by the police Codes of Practice.

Do I need an appointment to get legal advice?

In order to receive in-person legal advice at our Cambridge office, you will need to book an appointment. Contact our team today using the details above and we will be glad to accommodate you.

What types of crime does Lawtons specialise in?

At Lawtons, we offer legal representation and advice covering a wide range of offences, from speeding and road traffic offences to some of the most serious crimes including rape, murder and manslaughter. Scroll down to see the full list of areas we specialise in.

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 […]