Crown Court Representation

Cases that progress from the Magistrates' Court to the Crown Court are often serious and complex, so it is essential to seek the very best legal representation from the beginning. Although most criminal cases are settled in Magistrates' Court, some can only be dealt with in The Crown Court - and in such instances it is important that a case is fully prepared by a legal team equipped to offer expertise and assistance every step of the way.

This is something guaranteed through the Private Client Criminal Law Service from JMW. As a bespoke service, it offers the thorough preparation, detailed analysis and dedicated approach required during a Crown Court case. The seriousness of cases transferred to the Crown Court is reflected in the severity of the punishment, so having access to advice from a legal team that is highly skilled and experienced in such matters is imperative.

Cases that can only be dealt with by a Magistrates' Court are known as summary cases, and those that have to take place at a Crown Court are called indictable cases. These include:

  • Murder

  • Manslaughter

  • Serious assaults

  • Robbery

  • Conspiracy offences

Some offences can be dealt with in either the Magistrates' Court or the Crown Court and are referred to as ‘either way’ offences. The Magistrates' Court considers a number of factors in deciding whether or not to accept jurisdiction, although a defendant can ultimately decide to have their ‘either way’ case sent to the Crown Court for trial. These offences can include:

  • Fraud

  • Theft

  • Supply of drugs

  • Certain categories of assault

Our Private Client Criminal Law Service provides the in-depth and attentive approach demanded of indictable cases. You can find out more about the service - and how it can help you, your family or your friends - by calling us today on 0345 872 6666, or by completing the contact form on this page.

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