Crime

Crime

Wilsons Solicitors provide advice under the legal aid scheme, offering eligible clients the benefit of Legal Aid funding to cover representation at the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.

Police station attendance following an arrest is free of charge and a legal right.

Eligibility for Legal Aid in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court is subject to two tests

  • A means test and;
  • An interests of justice test

The eligibility of means is different depending on which court ultimately hears your case. In the Crown Court, even if you are granted Legal Aid, you may still be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of your representation (determined by the Legal Aid Agency).

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid or wish to fund your representation privately. Please contact our offices to speak to our Solicitors.

We are available 24/7. Contact us now on 01865874497

  • Police Station Representation
  • Youth Court
  • Magistrates Court
  • Crown Court
  • Courts-Martial (Military courts)
  • Motoring Offences

ROAD TRAFFIC AND MOTORING CASES

This includes arguments for special reasons for not disqualifying on a totter, to dealing with defended cases for driving with excess alcohol or under the influence of drugs or mitigation on a guilty plea. We deal with return of licences, speeding offences, removal of licence for medical reasons and advice generally on most motoring offences. We prefer to see you first for an initial consultation and advice in writing and our charge is £300 plus VAT

Costs

For special reasons for not endorsing your licence or disqualifying you: estimate of £1,500 to £2,500 plus VAT and travel expenses and disbursement such as experts’ fees, but this could change depending on the circumstances of the case

Defended breathalyser cases: estimate of £1,500 to £3,500 plus VAT plus travel expenses and disbursement such as experts’ fees, but this could increase depending on the circumstances of the case

Hourly Rates

  • Howard J. Wilson £300 per hour
  • Laurence Wilson £280 per hour
  • Sebastien J. Wilson £250 per hour

FUNDING

Wilsons solicitors provide legal aid. Offering eligible clients, the benefit of Legal Aid funding to cover representation at the Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates Court and Crown Court.

Police station attendance following an arrest is free of charge and a legal right.

Eligibility for Legal Aid in both the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court is subject to two tests

  • A means test and;
  • An interests of justice test

The eligibility on means are different depending on which Court your case will be heard at. In the Crown Court, even if you are granted Legal Aid, you may still be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of your representation (determined by the Legal Aid Agency).

If you are not eligible for Legal Aid or wish to fund your representation privately. Please contact our offices to speak to our Solicitors.