Criminal Defence Solicitors & Lawyers in St Albans

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Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors
Calverton House
2 Harpenden Road
St Albans

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0333 577 0522

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

Have you been arrested or charged with a criminal offence in St Albans? Lawtons Solicitors is one of the most respected law firms in South East England and has a team of highly qualified and experienced criminal defence solicitors ready to guide and represent you. Contact us without delay on 0333 577 0522 for the urgent help you need.

Whatever the nature of the case, we have experts in a wide range of specialist areas of criminal law, so by getting in touch you will receive the services of one of the most trusted and reputable criminal defence solicitors firms in the region. As well as St Albans we have offices in London and across Hertfordshire and the Home Counties, and we are ready and able to help you safeguard your future.

Securing representation from an established legal practitioner is the first positive step that you can take towards achieving the best possible outcome in your case. We understand that no two cases are the same, and take pride in delivering a personalised and tailored service which is designed not only to cater to your unique needs but to closely guide you through this uncertain period of your life.

Protecting your future in St Albans

We are here when you need us. Our duty solicitors and police solicitors in Hertfordshire are able to provide assistance 24 hours a day, and represent clients at the following police stations:

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.

If you are asked to attend voluntary police interview, it is also highly recommended that a legal representative is present alongside you. If you receive a postal requisition then please get in touch with us in order to determine the best course of action.

Representing you in court

The team at Lawtons regularly represent clients in cases held in Hertfordshire at the magistrates’ court, Crown Court and youth court including:

Get in touch with our St Albans solicitors today

Your future and reputation are on the line. If you, a friend or family member has been accused of committing a criminal offence, then contact Lawtons now.

Criminal Defence Solicitors based in St Albans 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.


Violent Crime & Serious Assault 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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Our St Albans Team


Will my Lawtons solicitor represent me in court?

The team at Lawtons will guide you through every step of the process. Criminal defence solicitors represent you at every step except for advocacy (participation in court proceedings) as this falls within the remit of a barrister.

Can I attend an interview without legal representation?

It is very strongly advised that you do not attend any sort of police interview, voluntary or under caution, without the presence of a criminal defence solicitor. We will be able to guide and advise you through this daunting process and increase the chances of the best possible outcome.

I don’t know if I’ve committed an offence. Can Lawtons help me?

Whatever your question or concern is, do not hesitate to contact the experienced team at Lawtons. We are happy to offer legal guidance and help you to determine the best course of action.

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 […]