Criminal Lawyers

Criminal Defence Lawyers

Offering you 24 hours a day 7 days a week legal assistance.

At Cooper Hall Solicitors We know how important it is to have the best defence team possible at the police station and court. Our expert knowledge of the criminal justice system means that you are in a safe pair of hands. No matter how large or small the offence, our team are well equipped to defend your rights. We will explain everything to you and discuss your defence strategy, advising you on the possible outcomes. Rest assured you will receive practical, sensible advice without any legal jargon, keeping you uptodate every step of the way. We are committed to providing the highest quality advice and advocacy service to you.

At Cooper Hall Solicitors we will offer you FREE criminal law advice at the police station.

We represent people who are being interviewed as suspects at the police station. As well as those who are under investigation by the benefit agency and inland revenue.

If arrested you will be taken to a police station and interviewed under caution. Our experts have a wealth of experience and will advise you on whether you have a defence for your actions and if you should answer police questions. This is your interview. We can help you.

Your comments in interview will determine if you will be charged to court for an offence. It is imperative you ask for Cooper Hall Solicitors at the Police station BEFORE your interview.

The police are required to comply by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the accompanying codes of practice.

By choosing us, we will challenge the police if you have been unlawfully arrested. We will ask as to what evidence the police have to question you as a suspect. There are strict time limits in place as to how long you may be detained at the police station. The time limits vary, depending upon the offence. At Cooper Hall Solicitors we will raise concerns with the police to ensure no suspect is held longer than necessary.

Appearing at court can be a daunting experience. At Cooper Hall Solicitors we try to put your mind at ease. We will advise you on the merits of your case and explain what will occur at each court appearance.

If appropriate, we will put forward detailed written submissions that may lead to the prosecution reviewing your case and, in some instances, making a formal decision of offering no evidence.

If your case is listed for trial we will prepare your case meticulously. Be it a witness you wish to call to give evidence, obtaining CCTV footage, an application to exclude evidence or instructing an expert. We will leave no stone unturned

In some instances, you may wish to plead guilty to an offence and are worried what sentence you will receive. At Cooper Hall Solicitors we can discuss your options and plan to get you the lowest sentence possible.

Call Cooper Hall solicitors now to discuss your options on 01274 488877

Many Crown Court cases fail at trial due to lack of case preparation.

At Cooper Hall Solicitors we pride ourselves on sound trial preparation, putting forward a genuine proactive defence and incisive on cross-examination on the live issues at trial.

Once instructed we will put forward a sound case strategy, and instruct the best experts for specific case facts, we ensure we have a detailed understanding of the crime scene.

We will hold early conferences with clients and experts to identify the weakness in the prosecutions and defence case, which are crucial in securing an acquittal.

So call Cooper Hall Solicitors today to discuss your options.

Our Solicitors have a wealth of experience in representing clients in the following areas:

  • Assault
  • Criminal damage
  • Theft
  • Robberies
  • Drug offences
  • Conspiracy
  • Cyber crime
  • Public order offences
  • Benefit fraud
  • Driving offences
  • Firearms
  • Murder/ attempted murder
  • Sexual offences (sexual assault, rape, historic allegations)
  • Indecent images
  • Money Laundering (POCA)

Call our criminal team for a no obligation quote or for a free telephone consultation on 01274 488877

Motoring Offences – Our Fees

This price information is for assistance in relation to summary only (heard at the Magistrates Court) motoring offences under Part I of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and s89 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Legal Fees and Disbursements:

Note: Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties.

Fixed fees vary between £600 and £2500 plus VAT.

The lower range of the fee will be for when we anticipate up to 2 hours of preparation and attendance and a guilty plea where no special reasons argument or exceptional hardship argument is required.

Likely disbursements will be:
Expert fees
Counsel Fees

What services does this fee include:

The following steps are included:

  • Considering the evidence against you
  • Providing advice in relation to a plea and likely sentence
  • Where we cannot anticipate the likely sentence, advice to you on the options available to the court in relation to sentencing
  • Where appropriate, advice on whether an exceptional hardship, or special reasons argument should be made
  • Representation at a single hearing

Potential additional costs may be charged for:

  • The instruction of any expert witnesses
  • Taking statements from any witnesses
  • Advice and assistance in relation to a special reasons hearing
  • Advice or assistance in relation to any appeal

The typical timescales and key stages of the work

  • Meet with you to provide instructions on what happened.
  • We will consider initial disclosure, and any other evidence and provide advice.
  • Arranging to take any witness statements if necessary (this will have an additional cost, of £200).
  • We will explain the court procedure to you so you know what to expect on the day of your hearing, and the sentencing options available to the court.
  • We will conduct any further preparatory work, obtain further instructions from you if necessary and answer any follow up queries you have.
  • We cannot provide a timescale of when your hearing will take place, as this depends on the court listing for that day.
  • We will attend court on the day and meet with you before going before the court. We anticipate being at court for up to half a day.
  • We will discuss the outcome with you. If advice is required on appeal, this will carry an additional cost.
  •  These type of cases are usually concluded within 6 months