Lawtons are a leading law firm that specialises in providing Criminal Defence Solicitors in London and within the surrounding counties.

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors, barristers, advocates and police duty legal representatives have a wealth of experience in providing expert legal defence for our clients across Bedfordshire.  

What do criminal defence solicitors do?

Criminal defence solicitors provide legal advice plus legal representation if you are accused of committing a criminal offence.

Criminal defence lawyers encompass every aspect of the law, other than advocacy (participation in court proceedings) as this is usually within the remit of a barrister.

Whether you need legal advice on an specific aspect of the law or you’re seeking expert legal representation for yourself or a family member, the experienced team of criminal solicitors at Lawtons – an established Bedfordshire criminal law firm – will be able to assist and advise you.

What type of cases do criminal defence solicitors act in?

No matter the severity of the criminal offence you are accused of, the team at Lawtons Bedford will be able to help.

With extensive experience in the field of criminal defence, Lawtons’ criminal defence solicitors can provide specialist legal advice and representation in criminal cases including:

Sexual offence solicitors

If you are accused of committing a recent or historic sexual offence our specialist lawyers can represent you in cases such as rape and sexual assault

Serious violence and assault solicitors

If you have been accused of committing serious violent assault, including premeditated assault, common assault and racially aggravated assault, we can represent you

Driving and speeding offence solicitors

We can represent you in cases involving traffic offences, from speeding and traffic light offences to driving under the influence and causing death by dangerous driving

Fraud, financial and business crime solicitors

We can represent you if you are accused of business crime offences including allegations of fraud, money laundering, false accounting, fraudulent trading and professional misconduct

Firearm offence solicitors

We can represent you in all firearms offence cases, including possession of an illegal firearm and using a firearm without the correct licence  

Drug offence solicitors

If you are accused of possessing, producing, importing, distributing or supplying drugs, our drug offence lawyers can help you

Cyber crime solicitors

We can represent you in cyber crime offences including identity theft, phishing and obtaining unauthorised access

Burglary, theft and criminal damage solicitors

We can represent you in all cases of burglary, theft and criminal damage, including theft of property and damage to property across Bedford

Indecent image solicitors

If you are accused of indecent image related offences including charges of possession, making or distributing such material, we can represent you

Serious crime solicitors

If you are accused of a serious criminal offence such as rape, murder, violence, certain drug offences or corruption, we can represent you

If you find yourself accused of a criminal offence, seek expert legal representation from a specialist criminal defence solicitor as soon as you are able.

Need urgent assistance from a criminal law solicitor?

We provide 24-hour legal representation, including assistance at police stations. We can also provide legal advice over the phone or in person at our Bedford office.

If you have been detained by the police, it is vital that you contact an expert criminal defence solicitor to represent you 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 Bedford 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.

Representing you in court

Lawtons’ team of criminal defence solicitors regularly handle criminal cases at both magistrates’ courts and crown courts across Bedford including:

  • Bedford magistrates’ court
  • Northampton magistrates’ court
  • Wellingborough magistrates’ court
  • Corby magistrates’ court
  • Kettering magistrates’ court

Our criminal law solicitors in Bedford will work with you to obtain the best possible outcome in your individual case.

We understand that each individual case varies and we provide personalised legal advice and assistance for any criminal charges that have been made against you.

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

Lawtons Criminal Law Solicitors – Bedford
Mayfair House

Lurke Street


MK40 3HZ

Telephone: 01234 356 235

Fax: 01234 218 809

DX: 716008 Bedford 5

Find us on Google Maps


Useful links

  1. 24 hour police station assistance
  2. Why Lawtons?
  3. Legal insights and resources
  4. Specialist areas
  5. Criminal courts