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Criminal Defence Lawyers Birmingham

Blackfriars Law is an accomplished and efficient practice specialising in all areas of criminal law. Our experienced team of criminal defence lawyers in Birmingham provide superior service throughout your case. We recognise the importance of communication with our clients and their families, who will be very concerned as to the predicament they find themselves in.

Criminal Defence Lawyers

Our aim is to provide a high-quality service in all respects. We’ll give you up-to-date information regarding your case, including details of work to be carried out, advice given, action to be taken and details of the fee earner responsible for your case. 

The strategic nature of our team means that you’ll be advised of any changes in the law and any circumstances or risks which could affect the outcome of your case.

We provide assistance to defend a wide range of allegations, from general crime through to murder and international multi-jurisdictional conspiracy.

Your Right To Legal Aid

We have been awarded a criminal contract by the Legal Aid Agency, which enables us to undertake Legal Aid Work. Our team is lead by an experienced solicitor who was nominated for an award by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

All advice and assistance at the police station is free of charge. If you are charged with an offence, then we will advise you whether you are eligible for free legal advice at court. We will provide an outstanding service, whether you are funded by legal aid or are a privately paying client.

Our firm operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. We provide representation to clients who are being investigated and interviewed by the Police or other investigative authority, and those required to make a Court appearance for criminal proceedings.


Criminal Defence Lawyers in Birmingham You Can Trust

Our reputation in this area is built on our dedication, conscientiousness and teamwork. We ensure that no stone is left unturned when challenging a prosecution case and building a solid defence.

We deal with criminal cases at all levels, including:

Why Choose Us?

How Can A Case Be Funded?

Many people will fund their cases privately and we can work closely with our clients to help them through this process. Additionally, you may qualify for Legal Aid if your case meets certain criteria. You are likely to qualify for legal aid if you could:

For more information, please get in touch with us today.

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Criminal Defence: The Rights Of The Accused

At Blackfriars Law, we understand the importance of transparency and best practice. Furthermore, we want our clients to feel confident in their knowledge on the basic rights

This information can be invaluable when it comes to safeguarding and protection of individual rights. If you’re interested in this aspect of the UK justice system, then find out more on Criminal Defence: The Rights Of The Accused


If you have been arrested and are being held at a station whilst waiting to be questioned, you have certain rights. As it will be explained to you by a custody officer, you will have the right to get free legal aid. This can be arranged for you whilst you’re there in a number of ways. You can ask for the ‘duty solicitor’ who is independent and will be available around the clock. You can ask for legal advice and the police will contact the Defence Solicitor Call Centre (DSCC), or you can ask them to contact a lawyer known to you. This is when you can get into contact with one of our criminal defence lawyers and we can provide you with assistance.

In most cases, you will detained for a maximum of 24 hours before they have to charge you with an offence. In some cases, they may apply a higher authority to hold you for 36 to 96 hours. This is usually reserved for more serious crimes. If you’re suspected of committing terrorism, you can be held without charge for 2 weeks. If you have any questions about the process, contact our criminal defence lawyers.

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