The festive season is a time to kick back and enjoy a little rest and recuperation before 2020 hits us all like a brick and life carries on as usual.
While we will be hoping to enjoy some well-earned rest, our team remains on standby to act when our services are needed.
This firm participates in the duty solicitor scheme, this is entirely independent of the police and is simply a rota which many criminal firms join to ensure 24/7 cover for those who find themselves arrested or before a court.
Also, we have people on call 24/7 every day of the year (yes, including Christmas Day) to assist new and existing clients who find themselves in need of our services.
Anyone charged and held in custody on Christmas Eve will not appear before a court until Boxing Day, it is therefore essential that if you are arrested you ask for us to represent you at the outset, this ensures the very best chance of securing you bail so that you can return to your family as soon as possible.
It is often tempting to think, and on occasion, it may even be suggested to you, that doing without a solicitor will speed your exit from a police station. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are ready and able to act immediately, having a solicitor doesn’t slow things down, it speeds things up, considerably.
Everyone detained in police custody facing a criminal investigation is entitled to free legal representation – it would be foolish not to take advantage of this important legal protection. If you have been arrested ask the custody staff to contact us on your behalf, we are only a phone call away. If you are concerned for the welfare of a loved one who has been arrested then call the number below, we can quickly ascertain what is going on.
So, while we hope that we all have a break over the next few days if things do go wrong, we are here to put them right.
Don’t hesitate, call us.
How we can assist
If you need specialist advice in relation to any criminal investigation or prosecution, then get in touch with any member of our vastly experienced Criminal Defence team, for assistance with any criminal law related matter.
Mr John Stokes (John.Stokes@danielwoodman.co.uk),
Mr Anthony Pearce (Anthony.Pearce@danielwoodman.co.uk),
Ms Sarah Turland (Sarah.Turland@danielwoodman.co.uk),
Mr Daniel Woodman (Daniel.Woodman@danielwoodman.co.uk) or
Mr Lorne Wilkinson (Lorne.Wilkinson@danielwoodman.co.uk).