Emery Johnson Astills have a dedicated Criminal team that are experienced in dealing with all types of criminal offences. We offer 24/7 representation at the Police Station. If you are arrested for any offence you will be entitled to free and independent legal advice from a solicitor of your choice. All you need to do is ask for Emery Johnson Astills and one of our police station accredited representatives will be able to help you regardless of whether or not you require assistance outside of normal office hours.

Our Criminal team also offers representation at the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. It is unlikely that you will be able to obtain legal aid to secure legal representation if you are charged with a Road Traffic Offence such as; speeding or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Emery Johnson Astills do however offer a £100 fixed fee consultation with a member of our Criminal Team. This appointment will last for 1 hour, information would be taken from you regarding the offence and then you would be provided with our expert legal advice. We can also offer representation at court for Road Traffic Offences on a fixed fee basis, for initial hearings at Magistrates Court in the Leicestershire area we can offer representation for £250.00 plus VAT. Costs for hearings outside of the Leicestershire area or for representations at trials can be obtained by telephoning 0116 255 4844 and asking to speak to a member of the Criminal Department.

There is always a risk with serious Road Traffic accidents that the court may revoke your driving license and ban you from driving for a certain period of time. If you require a driving license as part of your employment then it is worth obtaining legal advice as we may be able to make representations to the court on your behalf about how losing your license could affect you and potentially your family significantly.

As well as our main Welford Road office we also have offices in Loughborough and Coalville and appointments can be arranged at your convenience at the office which is most suitable for you.