Criminal Defence Solicitors & Lawyers in London

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
5 St John’s Lane, Farringdon

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0203 553 5741

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Leading criminal defence law firm in London

Lawtons Solicitors is a leading criminal defence law firm based in the heart of London. If you need legal assistance or advice in the capital then do not delay in contacting us on 0333 577 0522. We have a wealth of experience in providing criminal defence services across the city, and our team specialises in a wide range of areas of criminal law.

At Lawtons, our criminal defence lawyers provide successful defence and expert legal assistance for our clients. Whatever the nature or circumstances of your case, we will be able to help you work towards the very best possible outcome, starting today. Get in touch now to find out what services we can offer you.

How can our team of criminal defence solicitors help you?

We work to protect your future

Have you been arrested or charged with a criminal offence? The criminal defence solicitors at Lawtons can provide the urgent legal representation that you need in order to safeguard your future.

As well as guiding you through the full legal process, the duties of a criminal defence solicitor encompass every aspect of the law, except for advocacy (participation in court proceedings) as this is usually within the remit of a barrister.

Contacting our team of highly experienced practitioners will set you on the road to achieving the best possible outcome in your case. No two cases are the same, and with this in mind we provide tailored, personalised legal advice that takes into account the unique details of your case.

Protecting your future in London

If you have been detained at a London police station, it is vital that an expert criminal defence solicitor is present before a police interview or any formal questioning takes place. You should therefore seek expert legal representation from a criminal defence lawyer as soon as you are able.

If you are asked to attend any police station in London on a voluntary basis, we are able to offer expert assistance and help to guide you through the procedure. Specialist criminal defence representation is advised if you are requested to attend the police station for a voluntary interview.

At Lawtons we are able to provide 24-hour legal representation, including assistance at police stations. We can also provide legal advice over the phone or in person at our offices.

Lawtons’ team of criminal defence solicitors regularly handles criminal cases at both magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in London.

Get in touch today

If you are in urgent need of legal assistance or advice from a London criminal lawyer, please get in touch with us.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in London 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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Can I get legal advice in person at your London office?

At Lawtons, we are happy to provide legal assistance over the phone or in person, but please note that visits to our London office are by appointment only. Please get in touch and our team will be glad to assist you.

What types of cases do Lawtons represent?

At Lawtons, we examine the unique details of your case without judgement and have a team that deals with a wide spectrum of offences, from traffic offences to serious crime such as murder and manslaughter. Scroll down to see the full list of areas we specialise in, and get in touch to find out what unique expertise we can offer you.

Does Lawtons offer legal representation outside London?

We are one of the most respected law firms in the South East of England, and as such in addition to London we have offices in locations across the Home Counties and beyond, including St Albans, Milton Keynes, Luton and Cambridge.

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