If you need expert advice from a renowned criminal defence solicitor, contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester to speak to one of our specialist team. Use our online contact form to get in touch or call our Manchester office on 0161 383 3500. For help outside of office hours, please call Freephone on 0808 175 8000 – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Manchester criminal solicitors are based in the heart of the city, but are respected across the North West and the whole of the UK for their unrivalled expertise in criminal defence law. If you need urgent representation or advice on the best action to take, you can rely on Slater and Gordon Lawyers for guidance you can trust.

What to do if someone has been arrested

If you or someone else has been arrested, it’s imperative to call our Manchester criminal solicitors right away. If it’s outside of office hours, call for immediate assistance on 0808 175 8000. At this stage, it’s important to get the right legal advice on:

  • Protecting your rights at the police station and ensuring you’re treated fairly
  • Understanding the accusations or charges against you
  • What could happen now and in the future with your case
  • The legal terminology used during your arrest and questioning
  • The police and legal processes, so you know what to expect next
  • What to say and not to say when questioned, so as to prevent a mistake or slip of the tongue being used in the case against you
  • What action to take in the best interests of your case.

One of our highly trained criminal law solicitors can also be right alongside you during police questioning, to provide legal support and ensure that your rights are protected. Your dedicated lawyer will gather all the information relating to your case and, drawing on years of experience in criminal defence, provide a straightforward, realistic assessment of your case.

The next step is to explain the strategic options available to you. Our aim is to present you with all the facts in as clear a manner as possible, so as to give you the best possible chance of a positive outcome.

At Slater and Gordon Lawyers, we believe in the importance of communicating in honest, plain English with our clients. We’ll always keep you fully updated on the latest developments in your case, answer any and all questions you may have and be realistic about what may happen next.

How we can help if you’re facing a charge

The job of a criminal law solicitor once someone has been charged with a crime is to prepare their defence ready for court proceedings. This means gathering and preparing all of the evidence for your case, including interviewing witnesses and preparing reports from credible experts to help your case. A criminal law solicitor will also review the prosecution’s evidence against you, in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses and find the most effective ways to challenge it in court. Crucially, a criminal solicitor will represent you in court, or appoint an advocate to present the defence case.

Facing a criminal charge in court is not an experience you’ll want to go through alone. This is why it’s essential to have only the very best legal representation working hard on your team to give you the best chance of an agreeable outcome. Choose Slater and Gordon’s industry-leading Manchester team to handle your defence. Call us on 0161 383 3500 to find out how we can help.

We appreciate that the consequences of a criminal conviction can extend far beyond any sentence imposed by a Court. You can rely on our team to mount the strongest possible defence on your behalf and to minimise any repercussions for you now and in the future.

Our areas of expertise

Our criminal law solicitors in Manchester have vast experience defending an enormous number and range of criminal charges, including:

  • Assault
  • Drink driving, speeding and other motoring offences
  • Drug offences, including possession of narcotics and possession with intent to supply
  • Business crime, including fraud, professional conduct and professional negligence allegations
  • Violence, threatening behaviour and other public order offences
  • Theft, robbery and burglary
  • Dishonesty offences such as fraud, money laundering, fraudulent trading and false accounting.

Of course, there are hundreds of different criminal offences a person could be charged with in the UK. If the charge you’re facing isn’t listed here, this doesn’t mean we can’t help. The Slater and Gordon Manchester team have expertise in all areas of criminal defence, so please call us with the details of your situation and we’ll provide legal advice you can rely upon.

No unpleasant surprises with fixed fee pricing

The last thing you need when facing criminal proceedings is the added anxiety of an unexpected legal bill. At Slater and Gordon Lawyers, we understand how stressful and difficult it can be when you’re accused of or charged with a crime. This is why we offer a fixed fee pricing system, both nationally and at our Manchester office.

After assessing your case, our solicitors will provide a fixed quote detailing all of the work required at each stage of proceedings. This means you know from the outset how much our renowned criminal defence services will cost, so there’ll never be any nasty surprises later on.

Contact our criminal defence team

For an initial assessment of your case and to receive a fixed fee quote, get in touch with our Manchester criminal solicitors on 0161 383 3500 or send an online enquiry. You can also call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on Freephone 0808 175 8000 at any time of the day or night if you need our help.

Slater and Gordon can provide representation and advice no matter where you are in the UK, as we’ve offices in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds and many other locations alongside Manchester.

We’re one of the UK’s largest law firms, and are also internationally known as leaders in the field of criminal defence. No matter where you are or what charges you’re facing, you can count on Slater and Gordon to act quickly on your behalf.