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Defending an Allegation

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George Steel
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Being investigated for any kind of criminal act can be a stressful time for you and your family.

Our specialist criminal defence team are experienced in supporting clients with defending an allegation and have the knowledge and expertise to help you defend your rights.

While the situation can be extremely worrying, we’re able to represent you every step of the way. From an interview at the police station to any court hearings or regulatory and disciplinary hearings, we handle your case with the utmost discretion to help protect your reputation.

Hodge Jones & Allen_Chambers 2023_pngOur Crime team have been ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2024 legal directory. The team was described as “extremely strong in terms of criminal defence and particularly protest cases” and were praised for their “dedication to clients”.

Legal 500 uk-top-tier-firm-202“Hodge Jones & Allen are possibly the best firm of criminal solicitors conducting publicly funded work, and also offer an excellent service to privately funded clients. They have a large team that has continually prospered through recruiting excellent trainees and investing in people.” – Legal 500, 2024

Dealing with a criminal investigation

A criminal investigation covers a whole range of different circumstances, from assaults and cybercrime to drug offences and terrorism.

An investigation usually involves the police but can involve other professional bodies. Those involved will investigate whether a person should be charged with an offence, or whether they are guilty of an offence they have already been charged for.

Usually, such an investigation means that you will have been accused of committing a criminal offence and will be interviewed under caution by the police or another relevant authority. If this is taken further, it can lead to a court hearing.

Allegations of any kind can come from all manner of bodies, both public and individuals.

 

“I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE HODGE JONES & ALLEN REPRESENT ME THIS YEAR AND RECEIVED THE MOST WONDERFUL SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT."

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Defending a criminal allegation

Our expert team are experienced in defending criminal allegations and have a long and successful history in delivering results-driven outcomes that prioritise your future and reputation. Those we defend are at the heart of every case we take on. We understand that a criminal investigation can present a problem for your personal standing and as such we handle your case with discretion and privacy. We are also able to advise on public relations where required.

By seeking legal advice early, we’re able to help you secure a discreet outcome that doesn’t harm your reputation.

We offer you:

Trustworthy representation
An experienced member of our team will assist you in your case from your initial investigation through to the end. We can work to encourage no prosecution to be taken.

Assistance every step of the way
If your matter ends up in court, we can guide and represent you through the entire process, right up to appeal to the highest courts if necessary.

Contact our specialist criminal defence team today on
0330 822 3451
or request a call back.
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Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

Whilst we frequently deal with high-profile cases involving ground-breaking issues of law, we recognise that to each client their case has profound importance. We will be committed to your case no matter how large or small, offering you complete discretion throughout the legal journey.

You can expect to receive clear advice from a solicitor able to think strategically using the team’s vast experience and knowledge of criminal litigation. You will have a solicitor who is tenacious in their representation, with the drive to save your reputation.

Representation
Our solicitors will help you in your case throughout your investigation.

Court hearings
If your matter ends up in court, we can guide and represent you through the entire process, right up to appeal in the highest courts.

Robust defence
We take the time to understand your case and your approach to it so that we can fight better on your behalf. Our lawyers’ patient, diligent and approachable manner is appreciated by our clients.

Get in touch if you or a family member needs legal representation. We’re here to help with anything from getting a police caution removed or because you’ve been accused of a serious crime.

“BRILLIANT COMPANY. VERY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY. IF EVER NEEDED WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

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Client testimonials

Our client testimonials speak for themselves
“The service I received was nothing short of brilliant and I couldn’t fault them in any way. And they got me exactly the result I wanted.”  Client

Independently recognised as leaders in the field
“They’re excellent: they are able to accommodate every level of case from the most complicated to the simplest, they’ve got the resources and deploy them well, and they’re very proactive.”
Chambers UK, 2019

Contact our specialist criminal defence team today on
0330 822 3451
or request a call back.
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