Magistrates Court Proceedings
The thought of attending a court proceeding can be a nerve wracking experience for most. Our Criminal Defence specialists are on hand to assist you every step of the way.
Every criminal offence begins in the Magistrates Court with 95% of cases being resolved at this level of court. The remaining offences are committed to the Crown Court.
Our Criminal Defence team represent clients in the Magistrates’ Court every day and can deal with cases in this court from start to finish.
There are certain offences that can only be dealt with by a magistrates or a district judge and these are known as ‘summary only’ cases. Many offences are called ‘either way’ offences because they can be heard either in the Magistrates’ court or the Crown Court, depending on the seriousness of the case.
Court Proceeding Costs
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.
2 steps to contacting Howells:
We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.