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Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Crown Court Representation



Duncan Lewis criminal defence solicitors have extensive experience in representing clients facing trials for serious offences at Crown Court – and can advise at any stage of a charge, from a preliminary hearing at a Magistrates’ Court to Crown Court appearance and Appeal Court hearing.


Duncan Lewis serious crime solicitors have offices nationwide and can advise on a wide range of indictable offences, including:

  • Computer crime/online crime
  • Drugs offences (supply, manufacture of Class A or Class B drugs)
  • Financial crime (white collar crime, Ponzi/Pyramid schemes)
  • Fraud (serious fraud, boiler room scams, conspiracy to defraud)
  • Gang crime (trafficking, drugs offences, violent crime)
  • Organised crime (carousel fraud, MTIC fraud)
  • Perverting the course of justice
  • Public order offences (affray, violent disorder)
  • Robbery and theft (robbery with violence, major robberies/heists)
  • Sexual offences (rape, serious sexual assault, child sex exploitation)
  • Terrorism offences (conspiracy to commit terrorism, member of a banned organisation, acts of terrorism)
  • Violent crime (murder, manslaughter, threatening to commit murder or manslaughter, domestic violence on children, ABH/GBH).

Crown court representation involves preparing a compelling defence using complex evidence – and Duncan Lewis crime lawyers offer robust criminal defence services and provide clients with first-class representation at Crown Courts, including advising on bail, remand and prisoners’ rights in custody.


Duncan Lewis believes in offering clients facing charges for serious crimes a comprehensive service, including thorough preparation of a case by criminal defence lawyers with a solid background in Crown Court representation – including briefing clients on the Plea and Case Management Hearing (PCMH) and plea bargaining.


Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise defendants facing less serious charges on electing for a case to be heard at Crown Court with a jury, rather than opting for a hearing at a Magistrates’ Court.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence


The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.


Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in criminal cases, including highly technical and complex road traffic cases, as well as serious crime.


Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as murder and rape.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – How to contact us


We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal charges from the pre-investigation stage of a charge onwards – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on criminal charges.


For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – When to contact us


All Duncan Lewis crime lawyers are police station representatives and can advise on criminal charges even before a charge is brought, when errors or misjudgements may occur and prejudice the outcome of a case for a client.


Clients should get in touch as soon as possible if it is likely they may face criminal charges or a criminal investigation, including charges relating to serious crime and white collar crime such as fraud, violent crime (murder, rape, domestic abuse, child abuse) and criminal charges relating to terrorism offences.


Once a hearing is scheduled at a Magistrates’ Court, Duncan Lewis will prepare a case thoroughly to make sure that the outcome is in the client’s best interests whenever possible, including advising defendants on Crown Court representation for indictable offences.


Duncan Lewis Crime Lawyers – Legal Aid & Private Client – Crown Court Representation


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services – Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.


Duncan Lewis will advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.


In the event a client is not eligible for Legal Aid to fund a criminal case, Duncan Lewis crime lawyers offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation at a Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court, with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.


In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.


Call Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors to discuss Crown Court Representation on 020 7923 4020.

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