Criminal Defence Solicitors & Lawyers in Cambridge

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
9 Hills Road

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0333 577 0522

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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 criminal defence 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. The more innocent you are of the offence in question, the more crucial it is that you are represented by an experienced solicitor. Even at a voluntary police interview this is highly recommended.

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 in Cambridge

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 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.


Serious Assault & Violent Crime 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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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

Succesful Sex Offenders Register Removal Appeal

8th April 2024

Dawn McKnight, Partner at Lawtons Solicitors, was instructed by a client who wished to appeal her Notification Requirements on the Sex Offenders register. Our client was convicted and sentenced to serious child sex offences, which meant indefinite notification requirements applied. Our client had committed no further offences and had no breaches of her notification requirements.  […]

No Further Action Achieved in Abuse of Trust Case

2nd April 2024

Dawn McKnight, Partner in our Private team, successfully secures no further action for a client accused of sexual activity in abuse of trust. Thames Valley Police arrested the headteacher at a school and escorted him out of the building in full view of his colleagues and pupils. Having never had any prior involvement with the […]

Successful Outcome in Totting Up Driving Disqualification Case

26th March 2024

Dawn McKnight, Partner at Lawton Solicitors, was instructed by a client facing disqualification under the ‘Totting up procedure’. The client had 9 points already on his licence and was summoned to court to receive a further 3 points, meaning he was liable for a minimum of 6 months disqualification from driving. Having engaged with the […]