Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence

Expert Representation Wherever and Whenever You Need It

Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors have been providing expert advice and representation to our crime clients for as long as we can remember. If you are being investigated by the Police, face proceedings at the Magistrates or Crown Court, or need advice on an appeal, contact our experienced team who can assist you. We understand just how serious being accused of a criminal act can be for you. 

We provide the best level of representation along with the support you need when facing criminal charges. Led by Partner and Duty Solicitor Paul Donoghue, our friendly, experienced advocates have many years of experience with specialisms in all criminal offences from motoring offences to complex fraud and murder. The excellent feedback we get from our clients demonstrates that we secure positive outcomes for them and that we provide no-nonsense, straightforward advice which is tailored to your individual needs and requirements.  

As well as having our own in-house advocates, we also have access to senior members of the Bar (including QCs) and other leading experts in their field who can form part of your defence team as required. Our criminal defence services include full representation from attending searches, and representation at initial interviews under caution, to representation at trial and conducting appeals. 

If you already have solicitors representing you, but would like to change, then we are also able to take over the conduct of your case, regardless of what stage you are at.

We can advise on all aspects of criminal law including: 

Police Station Advice

Representation at the Magistrates Court

Representation at the Crown Court


Proceeds of Crime

Motoring Offences

Benefit Fraud

Restraint Order

White Collar Fraud


As contract holders with the Legal Aid Agency, we are able to provide legally-aided services to eligible clients. For those clients not entitled to Legal Aid, we can offer a variety of fee solutions including fixed fee arrangements. 

For more information about our Motoring Offences services and prices, click here

To discuss how SSJ can help you with your criminal matters contact Paul Donoghue on 01207 502 532.

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