The threat of a criminal conviction can have a life changing impact, not only on the accused, but also their family, friends, and colleagues. That’s why it’s vital to have a professional and discreet criminal defence team working on your case. Jarmans Solicitors’ Criminal Defence Service provide a wide range of defence services covering all aspects of criminal law.
Our team prides itself in getting the best possible outcomes for our clients and will carefully guide you through the process, with our specialist criminal law solicitor providing representation, advice and reassurance until your case is concluded. No matter the severity of your offence, from speeding and drink driving through to more serious offences of robbery, murder, manslaughter, and sexual offences, we’ll ensure you receive the best defence.
Our Criminal Defence team are also experienced in what is often referred to as ‘white collar crime’ and are able to offer advice and representation in both criminal and civil litigation related to financial and corporate crimes. Our experience has taught us that financial crimes such as money laundering, embezzlement and tax evasion can be complex. It’s vital that, should you find yourself accused of a financial or corporate crime, you immediately seek legal advice.
We defend all driving offences. Many offences result in penalty points being endorsed on your driving licence.
If you obtain 12 penalty points, ordinarily you will be disqualified as a ‘totter.’ If we convince the court that there is ‘Exceptional Hardship,’ especially if the hardship applies to innocent third parties such as children or employees, the Court will allow you to continue to drive.
For some offences, such as drink driving, disqualification usually follows. However, if we successfully argue that there were ‘Special Reasons’ you will not be disqualified.
We realise that keeping your driving licence is important to you and will fight for you to stay on the roads.
For contested Trials, Special Reasons and Exceptional Hardships our fees are based upon hourly rates. If you intend to plead guilty and would like us to speak to court for you, to ensure that you receive the lowest possible sentence, our fixed fees start from £550 plus 20% VAT.
If you plead guilty and intent to accept the disqualification and endorsements, the case will usually conclude on the day you enter your guilty plea in court. Contested matters are usually listed for trials within 8-14 weeks.