This is because our services extend beyond legal advice. We are passionately committed to all of our clients, and all of their cases. At JFH Crime, our criminal law team take the time to get to know the people involved, ensuring that we give the right level of support and assistance for each individual. We understand that this is your case and we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our work starts at the beginning of your case. If you are arrested, or you are asked to attend an interview under caution, then you should have a solicitor with you at the police station. It is free for everyone, no matter what your income.
You can read more about why you should have a solicitor in your interview here.
If you are charged with an offence, or summonsed to attend court, you will appear in your local magistrates’ court first of all. We are regularly at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Westminster Magistrates Court (where we also do extradition work), Willesden Magistrates Court and City of London Magistrates Court. However, we often travel further afield, all over London and beyond.
Legal aid is available for many cases that are heard in the Magistrates Court. Whether or not you get legal aid will depend on the seriousness of the charge, and your financial means.
More serious cases will be sent to the Crown Court. In some circumstances you can choose to have your case dealt with at a Crown Court. We are often to be found at Wood Green Crown Court, Blackfriars Crown Court (until it closes later in 2019 and moves to Inner London Crown Court), Southwark Crown Court, Harrow Crown Court and the Central Criminal Court, better known as The Old Bailey.
Any case that is heard in the Crown Court will be serious enough to get legal aid. Means testing in the Crown Court is more complicated, but is usually available, although you may have to pay a contribution.
If you are not eligible for legal aid, we can offer competitive private fees.
Get in touch
If you want to discuss any aspect of a criminal case, please get in touch. You can call John Howey on 020 7388 1658 or email email@example.com.