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.

We’ve spent our professional lives defending people who’ve found themselves in serious trouble on every charge you could possibly imagine – and we’ve built up such an enviable reputation that we’re now the busiest criminal defence practice in the West Country.


Aggravated Burglary

Aggravated burglary means a burglary where there may have been a weapon, damage, vandalism or violence involved or an occupant may have been at home, suffered harm or trauma, or may have been targeted because they were vulnerable.

Armed Robbery

Even the most ‘small time’ armed robbery is considered to be a very serious offence, and the possibility of prison is something that the lawyers of anyone charged with robbery should be aware of.


In law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more people to commit an unlawful act, whether it be to traffic people, import or sell drugs, blackmail, to defraud or deprive a person of their rightful property, or even to commit murder.

Kidnap and False Imprisonment

This type of crime has a wide spectrum, and there may be aggravating features that can make a difference to your sentence. 

Other Offences

If you're accused of a serious offence, you could be facing a prison sentence if you are convicted.  We have heavyweight criminal defence solicitors ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sex Offences

Sexual offence allegations are probably amongst the most difficult and sensitive issues to deal with in the criminal justice system. If you are convicted of a sexual offence, you are very likely to go to prison and to be made the subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO).

Supply of Illegal Drugs

These are the class of offences that can often form a conspiracy matter - an agreement between two or more people to be involved.  However, these cases require diligent and expert defence as they can carry a heavy custodial sentence.

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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