CRIMINAL DEFENCE

Expert Criminal Defence Solicitors

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Being arrested by the police and appearing before the courts can be a very daunting and frightening experience – and it can happen to any of us.

Our team of expert criminal defence lawyers will advise you on your case and our advocates will represent you if you appear before the magistrates’ court or the Crown Court. If necessary, we will instruct a barrister, including senior counsel or QC, to assist on your case also. We are on call 24 hours a day, so if you are arrested and taken to the police station we can speak to you on the phone and come to the police station to advise and assist you at any time of the day or night.

Our approach

The advice given at the very first stage, often in the police station, can often make a difference to the outcome of a case and so it is essential to seek expert advice immediately.

Our team of expert criminal defence solicitors understand that your personal and professional reputation may be at risk due to false allegations, and we combine professional advice with sensitivity and understanding.





  • A massive thank you for the help with my case. I was very impressed with your firm and cannot thank you enough for the honest advice and help that bought my case to a conclusion with the best possible outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to others in need of a top legal defence team. I now have my life back thanks to Gerard Maye and his professional colleagues.

    N.G, Brighton

  • I have used Gerard Maye Legal on a number of occasions over the past 10 years and cannot thank them enough for the impeccable professional service that they provide every time. Without the support of Gerard Maye and his fantastic team, my family and I would have struggled to cope with what has been an immensely stressful time and emotional time. I would never risk my future by going anywhere else for legal representation.

    Mr J.C, Essex

  • Please accept my sincerest thank you for all your help in resolving my accident claim. I am very pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all your help and support. Thank you especially for being so quick to respond to my questions and concerns and for making sure that everything was properly dealt with

    Mrs K, London

  • I really can’t thank you enough for all your help with my compromise agreement. I am now looking forward to a more positive year.

    Ms M, Brighton

  • Thank you so much for all you did to bring the compensation claim to a successful conclusion and for always answering my phone calls and letters so promptly.

    Mrs B, Saltdean

Testimonials
  • Violent Crime
    Violent Crime

    We have successfully defended hundreds of clients against allegations of violent crime, including murder, manslaughter, wounding, and assaults.

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  • Sexual Offences
    Sexual Offences

    Our team combine professional advice with sensitivity. We understand the impact being faced with sexual offence allegations can have on your life.

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  • Fraud
    Fraud

    We have successfully defended clients facing allegations of various levels of complexity, from benefit overpayments to multi-million pound money-laundering cases.

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  • Road Traffic Offences
    Road Traffic Offences

    From minor offences such as speeding and red-light offences, to those of an extremely serious nature such as motor manslaughter, we have successfully defended hundreds of clients.

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  • Confiscation Proceedings
    Confiscation Proceedings

    Confiscation proceedings are a complex area of law, involving attempting to trace and recover items such as money and property. We have extensive experience in cases of this kind.

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  • Regulatory Offences
    Regulatory Offences

    We can help you defend yourself and your business against allegations of a regulatory nature, including health and safety, environmental and trading standards.

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  • Advice & Representation
    Advice & Representation

    Getting the right advice early can make the difference between winning or losing your case. We can advise you from the outset, including attending with you at the police station.

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  • Court Procedure
    Court Procedure

    Appearing in front of a court is extremely daunting and often distressing. As well as preparing your case, we will help you understand and prepare for the court process.

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