Criminal Defence Solicitors in Hertford

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
8-10 Bull Plain
SG14 1DT

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01992 472094

Lines open 24/7. We aim to respond within 30 mins between 9am – 5pm.

Are you looking for urgent legal assistance in Hertford? If you have been accused of a criminal offence, your future and reputation are on the line and it is crucial at this stage that you seek the advice of professional legal representatives in order to guide you through the process and advise you on the best course of action. Do not delay in getting in touch with Lawtons on 0333 577 0522.

Lawtons is a highly respected and established firm of criminal defence solicitors with offices in Hertford. As one of the most recognised law firms in the South East of England, we also have bases in other Hertfordshire towns such as Hatfield and  St Albans, as well as across the Home Counties and in London.

Have you been arrested?

Being detained by the police is a distressing and often confusing experience, but the most important step you can take is seeking legal advice that will set you on the right track. At Lawtons we will closely examine the details of your case and work with you every step of the way to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

We have successfully defended clients in a wide range of areas of the law and will work tirelessly to do the same for you. No two cases are the same and we provide a tailored, personalised service to meet your needs. Get in touch today.

Protecting your future in Hertfordshire

We are on hand when you need us, and can give out legal advice over the phone or in person at our Hertford office. Our duty solicitors and police solicitors are available 24 hours a day to represent clients at the following police stations in Hertfordshire:

  • Hoddesdon Police Station
  • Watford Police Station
  • Hatfield Police Station
  • Stevenage Police Station
  • Hertford Police Station

If you have been detained by the Hertfordshire Police, it is important that experienced duty solicitors or police solicitors are present before any form of police questioning takes place.

Representing you in court

Participation in court proceedings falls under the remit of a barrister. The team at Lawtons regularly represent clients in cases held at the magistrates’ court, Crown Court and youth court including:

Contact us today

If you, a friend or family member has been accused of committing a criminal offence, then contact Lawtons as soon as possible for professional legal advice and assistance. We are able to provide free advice in the first instance.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Hertford 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 detained by the police?

If you are arrested, you have the right to be represented by a professional criminal defence solicitor. You also have the right to inform somebody that you have been arrested and to be treated fairly and respectfully under the police codes of practice.

How long do the police have to charge someone with a crime?

This depends upon the nature of the offence in question and the type of investigation being carried out, but if someone has been detained by the police then after 24 hours they should be released without charge, released under investigation, released on bail or charged.

Do I need legal assistance for any type of police questioning?

It is not only interviews under caution where legal representation is advised. Even at voluntary interviews you should ensure that you do not answer any questions from the police without the presence of an experienced criminal defence solicitor.

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 […]