Criminal Law

No matter who you are, it is possible that at one time or another in your life you will come into contact with the criminal law.  If you have the misfortune of finding yourself in a situation that brings you into contact with the criminal law then it’s critical that you seek the very best criminal defence lawyers and advice as soon as possible. At Shepherd Harris & Co we have a very experienced team of lawyers who specialise in all areas of the criminal law to include motoring offences, assault, drug offences, theft, burglary, serious fraud and murder.  We are also able to offer specialist service in relation to the recovery of cash seized by the police.

The majority of criminal investigations commence with detention at the police station and anyone detained for an alleged criminal offence has the right to free and independent legal advice.  Shepherd Harris & Co solicitors offer a 24 hour service to those in police custody which is free of charge.

Should you be arrested and held in custody you only need to request representation by Shepherd Harris & Co at any stage during your detention and the police are then duty-bound to contact us on your behalf, no matter what time of day.  Alternatively, if you are making enquiries on behalf of somebody who is being detained by the police, simply ring the 24-hour police station line for immediate assistance.

Just contact 020 8363 8341 during office hours and 07813 605612 out of office hours and you can be assured of the specialist assistance of one of our criminal defence lawyers.

By obtaining legal advice at this early stage, it is very often possible to avoid lengthy Court proceedings.  The primary purpose of being represented at the police station is to ensure that your rights are adhered to and that you are in a position to deal properly with the allegation during your interview.  Our experienced criminal defence lawyers will be able to assess your situation and advise you before you are interviewed.

It may be that you have been released on police bail having been interviewed without a solicitor present and then been given a date upon which to return to the police station to answer your bail.  Tactically, it is advisable to seek legal representation before you answer your bail.  If necessary, one of our team can attend the police station when you answer bail and this will also be free of charge.  Should you require a short meeting before you attend the police station, then we can offer this service which may also be free of charge, especially if you are on low income or benefits.

If the case goes to Court, then in the majority of cases, we hope to be able to represent you on a publicly funded basis, the grant of which is means and merits tested, but would ordinarily be free of charge to those on low incomes.  We accept legally aided instructions in all areas of criminal law, subject to the application being granted.

What sets Shepherd Harris & Co apart from many other firms practising criminal law in the Enfield and North London area?

Our team of expert criminal defence lawyers have successfully represented a wide range of criminal law clients in both the Magistrates Court and Crown Court.

Why choose Shepherd Harris & Co as your criminal defence solicitors?

  • Our criminal defence lawyers and criminal law department have been operating successfully for over 30 years, during which time we have acquired a wealth of experience and respect from within the Criminal Justice System.
  • We have successfully defended the vast majority of criminal law cases, which we have undertaken across the complete spectrum of offences.
  • We are well respected and trusted lawyers in Enfield – established for over 50 years with a track record of excellent client care and a personal service.
  • Shepherd Harris & Co’s 24 hour lawyers and criminal defence lawyers will fight your case with our renowned passion and dedication to criminal defence.

Next steps…

Contact us and put us to the test – you’re in safe hands.

To request the assistance of our criminal defence lawyers - please contact either Gennaro Baffa,  Fay Lynch, or Ian Godfrey, on 020 8363 8341 during office hours or 07813 605612 out of office hours.

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