Criminal Law Solicitors & Lawyers in Luton

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
AW House, Stuart Street

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0333 577 0522

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Lawtons Solicitors is a leading criminal defence law firm with offices in Luton. If you need expert legal advice or assistance in Luton and Bedfordshire, do not delay in getting in touch with us on 0333 577 0522.

At Lawtons Solicitors we are experienced in defending even the most severe criminal cases, with our team of specialist criminal defence lawyers providing successful defence and expert legal assistance for a wide range of clients.

As one of the most respected law firms in South East England, we have offices across the Home Counties as well as in London.

Have you been arrested?

The first step you must take on being arrested or charged with an offence is to seek out expert legal representation. Your future and reputation are on the line, and you need the right guidance to set you on the right track through the process that lies ahead. Contact our specialist criminal defence solicitors today for the assistance you need.

Whether you or a family member needs legal advice on a specific aspect of the law, or you are seeking expert legal representation, the criminal defence lawyers at Lawtons specialise in every aspect of the process, with the exception of advocacy (participation in court proceedings) which sits within the remit of a barrister.

Expert solicitors here when you need us

At Lawtons we provide 24/7 legal representation, and are available in person at our Luton office or over the phone. Please make an appointment in order to speak to us at our Luton office.

If you have been detained by the police, it is vital that a criminal defence solicitor is present before any form of formal questioning or a police interview takes place. Contact Lawtons as soon as you are able to do so. 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. This is the first step you can take towards achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

If you are asked to attend any police station in Luton or Bedfordshire on a voluntary basis, we can attend the police station to guide you through the procedure.

Protecting your future in court

Lawtons’ team of criminal defence solicitors regularly handle criminal cases at Luton magistrates’ court and at Crown Courts across Bedfordshire and the Home Counties.

We understand that each individual case and client varies and we pride ourselves on providing personalised legal advice and assistance in any criminal charges that have been made against you.

Get in touch today with our solicitors in Luton today

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

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Luton 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 should I do if I am summoned to magistrates’ court?

If you receive a postal requisition, which is a summons to magistrates’ court, you will be told what offence you are accused of and when you are expected in court. Please contact us if this happens in order to ascertain the best course of action.

I don’t know whether I am guilty or not guilty. What should I do?

In some cases the question of whether or not you have committed the offence of which you are accused may not be clear-cut. Get in touch with Lawtons and we can take steps to advise you on how the evidence that police may have against you could influence your plea.

What is the difference between magistrates’ court and Crown Court?

Any case will be heard in a magistrates’ court initially, and may then be referred up to Crown Court. Some types of offences can only be heard in one type of court or the other, and the Crown Court generally deals with more serious offences.

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 […]