Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence

Howells is a leading Criminal Defence firm and our expert specialists have extensive experience of successfully defending clients accused of the full range of criminal offences.

Our specialists recognise that being investigated or charged with any serious criminal offence is a daunting prospect. Many of our clients have not had any previous dealings with the Police, or of attending court, and find the experience overwhelming and unsettling.

Our specialists will guide you through this difficult process, providing advice and assistance from the first phone call through to the conclusion of the case.

Our specialists recognise that it is essential to seek expert legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity and we operate a 24 hour call out service for those detained in police custody ensuring that we can respond to your needs without delay.

Our Criminal Defence team act for clients nationwide and we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible outcomes.

Our specialist team covers a broad spectrum of work, focusing not solely on crimes such as murder, assault, drugs and burglary but also embracing financial crime, health and safety and environmental health cases, complex fraud and the full range of motoring offences.

Our specialists have been involved in many high profile cases over the years and have built a reputation for their energy and determination.

The team can support you from the first interview in the police station all the way through to a hearing in the Crown Court.

Our Criminal Defence specialists can support you with:

Regulatory Offences

Police Station Advice and Representation

Investigations by the Benefits Agency and other Authorities

Magistrates Court Proceedings

Crown Court Proceedings

Extradition Proceedings

Prison Law

Motoring Offences 


We will provide clear guidance on costs at the outset of the case and will apply for Legal Aid wherever it is available, to ensure the quality advice you need is accessible and affordable.

24 Hour Arrest Helpline

Advice at the police station is free of charge, regardless of means.

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