Criminal Defence Solicitors in Leighton Buzzard

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
7 Leck House
Lake Street
Leighton Buzzard

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01525 621390

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

Are you looking for expert legal representation in Leighton Buzzard? If you have recently been arrested or charged with an offence, you must seek expert assistance from a criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible. Getting in touch urgently with the highly qualified and experienced team at Lawtons puts your case in the hands of one of the most recognised law firms in the South East of England. We have offices in Leighton Buzzard as well as the surrounding towns such as Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Whatever criminal charges you face, we have criminal solicitors who specialise within that particular area of criminal law. Our priority is to provide a tailored and personalised service that is unique to your needs and circumstances, as no two cases are the same.

Have you been arrested?

The first thing you should do upon being arrested or charged with an offence is seek professional legal advice urgently. Know your rights – an expert criminal defence solicitor can work closely with you at every step of the process except for advocacy (participation in court proceedings) which is within the remit of a barrister. At Lawtons our experienced team will examine the fine details of your case to build a robust defence and work towards the most positive outcome possible.

Your future and reputation are on the line so do not delay. Get in touch today on 0333 577 0522 for urgent legal assistance from Lawtons.

Protecting your future in Leighton Buzzard

Our criminal lawyers specialise in criminal law and regularly represent clients for cases held at the youth court, magistrates’ court and Crown Court in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

We have police solicitors and duty solicitors at Lawtons that provide 24-hour police station assistance in Luton. If you are detained at a police station or asked to attend a voluntary police interview, contact Lawtons for the legal representation that you urgently need at this stage. The more innocent you are of the offence in question, the more important your legal assistance is.  If you have received a postal requisition, you can contact us to discuss your options.

Representing you in Leighton Buzzard

Our criminal defence solicitors regularly handle criminal cases at both magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts. We cover:

  • Luton magistrates’ court
  • Luton police station
  • Milton Keynes magistrates’ court
  • Wycombe magistrates’ court
  • Kempston police station

Get in touch

Whether you are seeking immediate legal assistance or simply want legal advice on a particular area of law, contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Leighton Buzzard 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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Do I need to visit the office to receive legal advice?

At Lawtons, we are happy to offer legal advice by phone or in person at our Leighton Buzzard office. Simply get in touch to discuss which option works best for you.

What is an interview under caution?

An interview under caution takes place at a police station after you have been arrested. You should have been read the police caution by the arresting officer which is what ‘under caution’ refers to, and this interview is the stage at which seeking proper legal representation is crucial.

Can I remain silent during a police interview?

It is within your rights not to say anything during a police interview. This is what is known as a ‘no comment’ interview, but your criminal defence solicitor will discuss with you in advance whether this is a sensible route to take and how it may impact your defence in court.

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 […]