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In a tight spot? We’re in your corner.

Being accused of a criminal offence and subsequently being investigated can be a very unnerving time. You are however, entitled to help and advice, to make sure you have the best representation possible, to make the whole process less confusing and to ensure the investigation is carried out fairly and properly. This is where we can help.

If you find that you are being investigated by a government body or local authority, if you find yourself in trouble at work or if you have been arrested by the police, then it makes sense to get professional guidance at the earliest opportunity. It’s not just about sharing the burden and easing the stress associated with such events, it’s also about getting on top of the facts quickly, seeing if there is a valid defence and advising on the most appropriate course of action going forward.

Moreover, we’ll be in your corner from start to finish; if the investigation results in a charge or prosecution we will also represent you and prepare your defence during court proceedings.

How we can help

We provide a 24 hour service, 7 days a week to anyone who is being investigated. You can contact us at any time on our emergency number 07774 162757 (Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham). We cover all areas of arrest and investigation, including:

If you are being investigated it is important that you get the advice you need before you are interviewed. We will discuss the case with you, obtain details of the accusations, listen to you and then advise you in the best way to respond to the allegations. We will continue to provide you with the help and advice needed throughout the whole investigation.

If you have been arrested by the police, our 24/7 accessibility means that one of our team will always be available on call to come to the police station to represent you. The most important part of the case is often what takes place at the police station, so it is vital to get the representation you need.

Remember, our expert criminal team can be contacted at any time on;

07774 162757 – Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham

It’s not too late…

Even if you have already been interviewed and have been bailed to return at a later date, it is not too late to seek help and advice. There may be factors to your case that have not been brought to the attention of the police that could be crucial to your case and will influence the outcome.

Our aims

Our team

Our expert criminal defence team is a highly experienced, successful and resourceful unit, focused on getting the best possible outcome for its clients. The team is consistently rated in the top band in the North East and Yorkshire in the prestigious Chambers Guide to the Law. These are smart lawyers with sharp minds, tough and resolute in their legal representation, diligent and skillful in their investigatory work. It’s a team you’ll want on your side.

Chambers UK 2016

Chambers UK ranks the Criminal Defence department as a top tier firm for Sheffield and surrounding areas.

 Legal 500 2016 ranks Howells highly across Yorkshire and the Humber and says;

The ‘high-quality’ practice at Howells covers the full range of criminal defence work, with a strong focus on youth crime, extradition and public order offences. Headed by John Gibson, the team includes the ‘very diligent’ Chris Wong and Mary Rose Macadam.