Criminal Defence Solicitors in Northampton

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
Victory House
400 Pavilion Drive
Northampton Business Park

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0333 577 0522

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

Do you need urgent legal assistance in Northampton? As experts in criminal defence, Lawtons Solicitors have ably represented thousands of people charged with all kinds of offences, helping to get charges dropped or sentences minimised.

How can our criminal lawyers in Northampton help?

We have an experienced team of criminal defence solicitors, barristers and advocates – and have been recognised as a leading criminal law firm by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Our team is ready to provide expert legal representation in Northampton, Wellingborough, Corby, Kettering, Daventry and surrounding towns.

Protect your future: contact us today on 0333 577 0522 for expert legal advice and guidance.

Have you been arrested?

If you’ve been arrested – or even heard about allegations against you – it’s vital that you seek out professional legal advice without delay.

Before, during and after a police interview, we can guide you on your options and prevent you from incriminating yourself. We’ll examine all the evidence and factors at play, as we work tirelessly to secure the best possible legal outcome for you.

We know that being arrested and accused of a crime is a distressing experience, with consequences for your personal and professional lives. That’s why we provide constant support and reassurance, in addition to expert legal advice.

Representing you in Northampton

We handle criminal cases at both magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in the Northampton area, covering:

  • Brackmills Business Park in Northampton
  • Cherry Hall Road in Kettering
  • Northampton Crown Court 
  • Northampton Criminal Justice Centre
  • Northampton Magistrates Court
  • Northampton Police Station
  • Weekley Wood Justice Centre

Contact us

If you, or someone that you know, needs urgent guidance from an experienced criminal defence solicitor in Northampton, contact us today.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in Northampton 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.

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.

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 […]