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Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence

Howells is a leading Criminal Defence firm in South Yorkshire.
Our expert specialists have extensive experience of successfully defending clients accused of the full range of criminal offences.

Our criminal defence team understand 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.

How we can help

Our criminal defence specialists will guide you through the difficult process of attending a police station for interview or attending court.  They will also provide advice and assistance from the first phone call through to the conclusion of the case. It is essential to seek expert legal advice at the earliest possible opportunity. 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 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 criminal defence team have been involved in many high profile cases over the years and have built a reputation for their energy and determination.

Our Criminal Defence specialists can support you with:

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.

Our expert criminal team can be contacted at any time on 07774 162757

How can we help? Contact us today

Contact us and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss your situation. We will take some initial information and if we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

    Criminal Defence 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.

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    What Do Our
    Clients Say?

    “Very good solicitors to use, they were very helpful with my case. Alex Nolan was my solicitor very professional and also down to earth in explaining everything. He worked hard on my case and was brilliant all the way through. Nothing was too much trouble for him.”

    June 2021

    I would like to thank you for your support, guidance and advice provided. Additionally, your professionalism in handling my situation.

    Criminal Defence Client
    2021

    “Your service is very good. I have not had any problems yet that Howells has not dealt with. All of the staff from the switchboard to solicitors are kind and speak to me as a person.”

    Criminal Client, September 2019

    "I have used Howells for over 10 years and I have always had excellent service. I have always been put at ease. Excellent service. Thank you"

    Criminal Client, October 2019

    Howells Solicitors offers expertise and support. Chris Wong, one of its most experienced solicitors, is extremely knowledgeable and is prepared to help both clients and people who just seek advice. He was generous with his time and offered tremendous help with clarifying possible outcomes of a difficult case. Even though it was not possible to transfer the case to him in the end, he offered help and advice free of charge and showed incredible humanity that gave us faith in the justice system. This is a person who really cares for justice. I would recommend him unreservedly.

    V.S July 2018

    We were most impressed with the professionalism and expertise and tireless effort you showed throughout the case” “You showed care and sensitivity in which you conducted this case… Equally we were impressed with the way you kept us informed at each stage of the case.

    Criminal Defence Client

    I would like to thank you so much for the time and effort you put into my case, I felt from the start I was being represented in the best way I could. I will certainly recommend both of you in an instance should the circumstance arrive. I feel as if my life can start again now.

    Criminal Defence Client

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work Kathryn Lill did whilst representing me at Barnsley Magistrates this week.  She did an amazing job and is a credit to your company.

    NS, Criminal Defence Client, Sept 2016

    Just want to say on behalf of our family a big big thank you for your help and assistance through what has been a very difficult time. I know you are doing your job, however I have to say how impressed we all were with your professionalism and empathy, and the respectful way that you dealt with my son. I am pleased with the outcome and he couldn’t have asked for a better one to be fair.

    Criminal Defence Client, April 2016