Magistrates Court

If you have been charged with an offence by the police, benefits agency or Probation Service you may have been bailed or summonsed to appear before a Magistrates Court where you will be expected to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.

It is crucial that you secure advice so that you know the strength of the evidence against you and whether there are any defences in law so that you can be advised expertly and secure the best possible outcome.

Cases in England and Wales start life in the Magistrates Court and the majority of criminal cases are dealt with in this arena.   Some offences can be relatively minor and others can be more serious and can carry up to 6 months imprisonment.

For some people having a conviction on their record can be catastrophic and can lead to loss of employment through enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (formally CRB checks), notwithstanding any prison sentence that may follow.

Upon instructing a solicitor you will receive expert, timely advice throughout your case.

You will be advised as to the prosecution evidence against you and your chances of success should you have a trial.

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How do I obtain defence evidence?

There may be evidence that the police or Crown Prosecution Service will uncover and we will be able to help you in obtaining defence evidence – for example evidence from mobile telephones, emails, social media can often prove to be decisive defence tools in securing a not guilty outcome.

No alternative than to plead guilty?

There are some situations where people can find themselves before a Magistrates’ Court having no alternative than to plead guilty to an offence which has arisen out of character and so expert mitigation can be provided by the defence team at Waldrons Solicitors to ensure that any sentence is fair and that the Court is aware of all the circumstances that may apply in your case.

For any cases where you find yourself being prosecuted before a Magistrates’ Court, please contact us to secure expert advice.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
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