Criminal Law Solicitors

Understand your rights from the start. Reduce the cost and risk of going to court and get tailor-made legal advice designed to get you the best possible outcome.

Your interests come first, whether alternative dispute resolution, mediation or full-scale court proceedings. We have some of the most experienced criminal law solicitors in Essex.

Your Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer

Our work covers the police station, Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.


Our criminal defence lawyers have unrivalled technical knowledge: We know precisely when criminal charges have been incorrectly brought and can instinctively exploit errors and oversights made by the CPS and the police.


What all of this means is that we don’t dabble in criminal law — the stakes for clients are too high.


We regularly handle criminal appeals brought by people whose previous advisers missed crucial evidence in their case — so we know the mistakes to avoid.


When we take a case on, we investigate it thoroughly, working closely with the best specialist criminal barristers and other legal experts.


We also have experienced motoring and driving offence solicitors.

William Morrison

01277 284508

The common areas of criminal law & defence

  • Police station interviews
  • Urgent bail applications
  • Appeals against conviction
  • Extradition proceedings
  • Homicide — murder and manslaughter
  • Assault and violent crime
  • Sexual offences
  • Dishonesty and fraud, including benefit fraud
  • Drugs offences
  • Proceeds of crime
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Money laundering

How much will it cost?

Sanders Witherspoon LLP only accept instructions on a privately funded basis. We refuse to have our standards of client care and representations hampered by government funding. We provide a comprehensive and high quality service to those who find themselves at a police station or facing prosecution before a criminal court

Legal Aid

Legal Aid these days does not equate to free representation. Only those on a very small income tend to qualify. If you give us a call, we will be happy to have a chat with you and establish whether you would otherwise qualify for Legal Aid. If that is the case we can refer you to someone that can help.

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