Guilty Pleas

If the evidence is strong against then you may want to plead guilty. Serious cases in the Crown Court require serious mitigation. There is always the risk of a prison sentence in the Crown Court; you need to be best prepared to face your day in court.

If you need a solicitor to represent you when you plead guilty in the Crown Court then I can help. I  specialise in dealing with trials and guilty pleas in the Crown Court.

How I Deal With Guilty Pleas in the Crown Court

Every case is different. Not everything on the list will happen in every case. There will be some extra things that will come up too.

  • Reviewing the evidence from the police or the prosecutor
  • Helping you to collect the right evidence to support your case
  • Giving you detailed advice about the whole case
  • Advising you about pleading guilty or not guilty
  • Advising you about character references
  • Helping you negotiate your way through the court process
  • Representing you at court on the day that you are sentenced
  • Persuading the the judge to impose the lowest penalty possible

No Substitute for Experience

I specialise in representing drivers accused of motoring offences. I have many years of experience representing clients in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. All solicitors are authorised to appear in the Magistrates’ Court but I have two extra qualifications:

  • Member of the Law Society Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme – an award that is only given to solicitors who have reached a required standard and level of experience in the Magistrates’ Court.
  • Higher Rights of Audience – means that I am authorised to appear in the Crown Court. Most solicitors are not allowed to appear in Crown Court trials. Traditionally that is a job that only barristers are allowed to do.

How about a Barrister?

I am qualified to represent my clients in the Crown Court. I try to represent as many of my clients personally when their case is in court. Sometimes I will work with an experienced barrister. I will usually do this when:

  • I have another court case that day – I can’t be in two places at once
  • My client requests a barrister
  • The case is particularly unusual or complex and needs a specialist in a very narrow field

Unsure If You Need Legal Representation for a Guilty Plea in the Crown Court?

Before you decide if you need a solicitor, call me or request a call back under no obligation.


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