Howell Jones Cyfreithwyr Solicitors no longer undertake legally aided criminal work. Nevertheless we can advise and act on your behalf for all aspects of criminal work if your case does not qualify for legal aid (for example, many road traffic or regulatory offences such as local authority and health and safety prosecutions) or if you are not eligible for legal aid due to your financial circumstances.
We can provide initial advice on a fixed fee basis which we will be happy to agree with you in advance of an appointment. At an initial appointment, we can discuss the circumstances of your case, the options available to you and possible outcomes.
To find a solicitor who can provide legal aid (publicly funded) advice and representation at the police station or at court please visit the Law Society website: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk.
If you wish to have free publicly-funded representation for a police interview you will in many cases be entitled to the services of a free and independent Duty Solicitor at the police station. The police should advise of you your right to this before an interview takes place. Arrangements for representation will be made by the police through the Defence Solicitor Call Centre. You are entitled to arrange for your own solicitor to represent you if you wish.
If you have been charged with an offence or have received a postal requisition requiring you to attend court you may be entitled to instruct a Court Duty solicitor. This is a free publicly-funded service for those intending to plead guilty and you should ask the court staff to see the Court Duty solicitor when you arrive at court. You are entitled to arrange for your own solicitor to represent you if you wish.
How to contact us
Our Criminal Department is based at our Abergele Office. Please contact us by e-mail, via our website enquiry link, by telephoning 01745 826282 or call in to make an appointment.