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Criminal Defence Team

Criminal Defence

At ESN you will find a team of highly experienced Criminal Defence solicitors who can provide legal representation 24/7 anywhere in the UK from our central base. Our team boasts collectively over 200 years’ of experience in defending clients in criminal matters. Contact our team to find out how we can help you on (0121) 377 7773. If you have an emergency, outside of normal office hours, please call us on our emergency contact number on 07778 515 070 for immediate expert advice.

Our Criminal Defence team have an outstanding reputation for successfully representing and advising individuals on criminal proceedings. In addition to defending clients, we have represented businesses against prosecution from the Environmental Agency and HM Revenue & Customs. As holders of a Legal Aid Agency Contract we are able to offer to fund for this type of work, meaning that we may be able to defend your interests at no cost to you.

We also represent clients from all walks of life in dealing with motoring offences. This includes assisting those seeking to avoid disqualification and those seeking to get their licences back early following disqualification.

A criminal conviction can have far-reaching consequences; not only affecting your reputation but your future career prospects and finances. It is essential that you choose a solicitor who you are confident and promise to fight vigorously on your behalf.

Why choose ESN’s Criminal Defence team?

Free initial consultation: Telling us your problem, either in person or on the telephone, won’t cost you a thing. We call this ‘pro bono’ but you can rest assured that a qualified lawyer will assess your situation quickly and honestly.

Police station call-out: The department offers police station advice and attendance 24/7, 365 days a year, completely free of charge.

Fast assessment: If you qualify for Legal Aid we will assist you in completing all the necessary forms and provide advice to support you with what can be a daunting and complex process.

Fixed fee quote: For those individuals who wish to instruct us privately, in the majority of cases we can provide you with a fixed fee quote in advance. This helps you stay on top of your finances, but it also means there is a level of transparency between our solicitors and their clients from the very start.

Prison Law advice: If you, unfortunately, receive a custodial sentence, our impeccable after-sales service means that we can carry on supporting you even after the end of your case.

The Criminal Department’s expertise in this particular area includes: IPP prisoners, Life sentenced prisoners, Judicial and Pre-tariff reviews, Parole Board meetings, Home Detention Curfew (HDC), Recall, Categorisations, Adjudications, Resettlement, Sentence planning, Mental health, and Foreign nationals.

We specialise in:

  • Criminal Law
  • Serious crime and complex fraud
  • Business crime
  • H.M Customs & Excise prosecutions (including VAT Fraud)
  • Confiscation proceedings
  • Money laundering cases
  • Motoring Law
  • Applications under Exceptional hardship/special reasons £350- £750
  • Excess alcohol/drug driving £350-£895 subject to Court location

Disbursements

It may be necessary to obtain expert reports in some circumstances such as raising an argument of failing to provide a specimen of breath due to medical reasons. The cost of obtaining an experts report is to be borne by the client and is in addition to the Pricing costs. Such cost will be communicated to the client prior to the expert being instructed to prepare the report.

Pricing

For advice and representation at court for guilty plea hearing on first occasion case listed and attendance at court – £350.00 plus vat for hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court

For advice and representation at court for the plea hearing and the matter being adjourned for trial, to include the preparation and representation at the trial – £600.00 – £1500.00 plus vat for hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court

Advice and representation at court in respect of exceptional hardship arguments and special reasons arguments – £350.00 – £1000.00 plus vat for hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court

For hearings at other court centres an hourly rate of £100.00 plus vat is to be added for travel, in addition mileage at £0.45 per mile

Costs of advice and representation subject to VAT currently at 20%. If any VAT is added to the costs of an experts report this is to be borne by the client.

 

Contact Us

ESN Solicitors

267-273 High Street

Erdington, Birmingham

B23 6SR

T: 0121 377 7773

F: 0121 377 6621

E: info@esnsolicitors.com

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Contact Us

ESN Solicitors

267-271 High Street

Erdington, Birmingham

B23 6SR

T: 0121 377 7773

F: 0121 377 6621

E: info@esnsolicitors.co.uk

Social Media

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We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our Solicitors Regulation Authority Number is 441787

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