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Magistrates Court Representation

Magistrates' Court Defence Solicitors

Our team of Magistrates' Court Solicitors specialises in offering tailored legal advice and representation to individuals summoned to appear in court.

Appearing in the Magistrates' Court can be a daunting process, especially if it's your first time. Knowing where to turn for guidance is crucial. We provide comprehensive assistance from the moment you receive a court summons or face criminal charges, guiding you through every step of the legal proceedings. Seeking legal representation from the outset is essential to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the best advice.

Representation by our General Crime Solicitors at BKP Solicitors guarantees proper guidance throughout the court process. We keep you informed about the seriousness of your case and the strength of the prosecution's evidence, empowering you to make informed decisions regarding your plea. Whether you choose to plead guilty or not guilty, we will provide dedicated support.

Benefit from our extensive experience in representing clients in the magistrates’ court. If you or a loved one requires representation, contact us today or complete our contact form.

How Our Magistrates'Court Representation Solicitors Can Help

We offer comprehensive support and advice throughout the legal process, liaising with the court and prosecution and representing you at any resulting trial. Our services include:

  • Providing guidance on the strength of the case against you and the evidence presented by the prosecution
  • Advising you on your rights and options before entering a plea
  • Offering insight on whether you should opt for trial at a Magistrates Court without a jury or at a Crown Court with one
  • Leveraging our substantial expertise, experience, and technical knowledge to ensure you receive top-notch representation

Will My Case Go to the Magistrates' Court?

Cases typically begin in the magistrates' court and deal with ‘summary offences,’ including:

  • Motoring offences
  • Minor criminal damage
  • Drunk and disorderly behaviour
  • Burglary
  • Theft and dishonesty
  • Assault
  • Drug offences

Cases of an extremely serious nature, such as manslaughter, murder, rape, and robbery, known as ‘indictable offences,’ are heard in the Crown Court by a judge and jury.

What Will My Sentence Be?

The magistrates' court is authorised to impose sentences up to a certain limit, including:

  • Up to six months in prison (or 12 months in certain circumstances, for multiple crimes)
  • A fine of up to £5,000
  • Community service

These sentences are not exclusive and can be combined. If a greater sentence is deemed necessary, your case may be sent to the Crown Court.
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