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Criminal Defence

Our dedicated Criminal Defence Team has a wealth of experience and our qualified lawyers can represent you at each stage of the Criminal proceedings process. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week – just call us on 0115 956 5000. We can represent you in relation to any Criminal offence that you are accused of.

Police Station

Advice and Assistance at the Police Station is free of charge to all – no matter how much you earn. We at Carringtons firmly believe that legal advice at the Police Station is of paramount importance and often makes the difference between whether you get charged or not. Never be afraid to ask for Carringtons to come and represent you – no matter what the time; or even if you have already been interviewed and have to go back to the Police Station on bail.

Magistrates’ Court

If you have been charged by the Police with a criminal offence, then we can represent you when your case goes to Court. We represent a large number of clients free of charge under the Legal Aid Scheme. Contact our Criminal Department and we will be able to make an application for Legal Aid on your behalf, which if granted will mean that you will not have to pay for us to represent you at Court.

If you are not granted Legal Aid, then we can still represent you on a private paying basis. Our solicitors will discuss this with you if appropriate. We offer fixed fee deals so that you know exactly how much you will be paying. What’s more if you are found not guilty and have paid us privately, you may be entitled to have some of our fees paid for you.

Crown Court

If your case is transferred to the Crown Court for trial or sentence, then we have qualified Higher Rights Advocates within Carringtons who can represent you. This ensures that there is continuity to your representation which is something we are very keen on. We also have good relationships with local Barristers should you wish to be represented by someone in particular.

Road Traffic Law

We, here at Carringtons, pride ourselves in being genuine experts in Road Traffic law and have secured fantastic results for our clients at the Magistrates’ Court. We have often successfully ensured that our clients have kept their driving licence when the Court were considering a disqualification. Contact us with any driving offences you have been accused of whether that be speeding, careless driving, using a mobile phone or driving without insurance.

With any case of a Criminal or Road Traffic nature, we provide a FREE half hour advice session. Call us on 0115 958 34 72 to arrange an appointment.

Fixed Fees for Drink Driving Cases

If you are unable to claim Legal Aid, we can provide work on a fixed fee. This means that for all the work we do for you, including telephone calls, letters and representation at court we will only charge you one fee.

  • For a guilty plea in Drink Driving cases we shall charge £250.00 excluding VAT
  • For a not guilty plea in Drink Driving cases we would charge £650.00 excluding VAT