It is often at the police station where the most important decisions relating to criminal defence are made, and this is why we are on call to advise and assist 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The advice we give you will be independent and in total confidence. At Taylor Street we are familiar with police procedures and your rights whilst being detained. We can advise you on whether to answer questions in interview, and whether to agree to, for example, providing samples or participating in identification procedures.
If you have to appear in a Magistrates Court we will advise you of the options available to you and how best to proceed. We have a dedicated team of solicitors, advocates and support staff to prepare and present your case and to assist you with the collection of evidence and, if needs be, the instruction of experts if your case is to proceed to trial. We also have a number of Solicitors who attend Magistrates Courts throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire in order to provide free legal advice under the Duty Solicitor Scheme.
Criminal cases of a more serious nature are dealt with at the Crown Court. We will prepare and present your case to its best advantage by collecting evidence and instructing appropriate expert witnesses. Depending on the nature of your case, you will be represented at the Crown Court either by one of our in-house Advocates or by a carefully selected barrister from our chosen panel. We always endeavour to ensure that you have the most appropriate representation for the type of case in which you are involved.
We understand the particular problems faced by young people in the criminal justice system and offer considerable expertise in this area, and we have Duty Solicitors available at Youth Courts throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire to offer free legal advice where required. We appreciate how stressful and daunting criminal proceedings can be, especially if you have never seen a court in action before. This is why so many people now depend on Taylor Street Solicitors and our skilled and experienced Advocates for their defence.