Criminal Law


We understand how terrifying and undignified it can be to be arrested or investigated, how crucial it is to clear your name if you’re innocent, and how vital it is to limit the damage if the courts decide you’ve done something wrong.  Walker Lahive cover all aspects of criminal law and you’ll be impressed by our professional skills, our plain speaking, and our determination to do everything in our power to help you.

Plymouth Crown Court

Murder, Manslaughter and Grave Crimes

No offences are more distressing or serious than murder or manslaughter - and the graver the crime, the more vital it is that you have the most experienced, talented and determined criminal defence lawyers on your side.

Serious Offences

If you're accused of a serious offence that could result in a long prison sentence, you really need to talk to our specialist criminal defence lawyers here at Walker Lahive.

Lesser offences

Some lesser offences are regarded as less serious than others - but it's only a matter of degree.

Driving Offences

Motoring offences are often thought of as “not really crimes at all” but a conviction for even a minor motoring offence can cost you dearly when you try to renew your insurance – and the more serious ones can cost you your job or even your liberty.

Miscellaneous Offences

Whatever trouble you face, you will be impressed by our professional skills, our plain speaking, and our determination to do everything in our power to help you.

Over 80 Years Combined Experience

Our lawyers are criminal defence specialists who’ve honed their skills in untold police stations, courts, tribunals, courts martial, hearings and investigations – decades of dedication and experience that we put to work every day on your behalf.
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Ranked #1 By Chambers In The South West

Walker Lahive is ranked number 1 in Chambers for Criminal Defence Solicitors in the South West of England.
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