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Pre-charge Investigations and Representation

Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Pre-charge Investigations and Representation


The early stages of a criminal case can be crucial to the outcome for a client – errors and misjudgements in a criminal case, or suspects and defendants failing to understand their rights, may prejudice the outcome of any future prosecution.


Duncan Lewis criminal defence solicitors offer expert legal advice to those facing criminal charges at the initial stage of a charge – and during pre-charge investigations by the police or authorities such as the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Financial Conduct Authority, Serious Fraud Office or Department for Work and Pensions fraud investigators.


Duncan Lewis can establish the level of charges against a client and advise accordingly on how to achieve the best outcome for a client facing criminal charges – including alternative disposal of a criminal charge or discontinuance of a criminal charge.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – 24/7 Representation


There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.


A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all criminal charges and for police interview under caution.


Duncan Lewis can also advise clients on pre-charge detention and bail, remand, appeals against conviction and sentencing – and Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, unlawful imprisonment, unlawful use of stop and search and complaints against the police and/or prison service.


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 charges relating to serious crime and white collar crime (serious fraud charges or bribery and corruption), violent crime and sexual offences (murder, rape, domestic abuse, child abuse), drugs offences and criminal charges relating to terrorism allegations.


Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as unlawful arrest, wrongful imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing


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


Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charge – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police investigation or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge.


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 defendant.


All Duncan Lewis crime solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.


Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client


Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services.


Legal Aid is means tested and Duncan Lewis can advise further on public funding from the Legal Aid Agency at the initial client meeting.


In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis crime lawyers offer competitively-priced fee levels, with fixed fees and advance notice of charges 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.


For expert legal advice on all criminal charges, call Duncan Lewis Criminal Defence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.

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