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. You may not have heard of us before you found us here but our reputation as the go-to law firm for criminal defence has been won over 30 years by doing our utmost for thousands of people who have come to us for help.
What can you expect at the police station? Ask our criminal defence lawyers, Bill, Graham or Stephen, who’ve all lost count of the number of times they’ve been there to help someone out of trouble. Or David, who is often the first person you’ll meet from Walker Lahive if you’re there at the station.
Because we’re all part of a team with no other purpose than to represent people – people just like you – who find themselves in trouble and need the best legal brains to try to get them out of it.
Want to know what happens to you in the Crown Court? Ask Ross, our Crown Court Manager. He sits as a Clerk in the Crown Court, knows the procedures inside-out, and ensures everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
We work with the most eminent professionals in their fields who can help with forensic reports, assessment of medical issues, financial expertise, image enhancement or mobile phone analysis, and we engage the best-qualified expert witnesses from a list of specialists we’ve tried and tested ourselves … and we’ll ensure you have a lawyer, dedicated to your case, who’ll be your main point of contact throughout our involvement.
But that’s enough about our experience. It’s your experience of us that matters. And we’re confident you’ll be impressed.
Whatever you’re accused of we’ll be happy to defend you with all the expertise, experience and enthusiasm you’d expect from the busiest firm of criminal defence lawyers in the West Country. Based in Plymouth, Devon, we don’t spend our time conveyancing or drawing up wills and going along to court now and then to do our best or have a go on some unsuspecting client’s behalf. Instead, we devote all our working hours and all of our professional careers exclusively to criminal defence work.
We’re specialists, and that much better equipped to give you the most vigorous, unarguable and convincing defence available.
Whether you qualify for Legal Aid or are funding your own legal costs, we’ll treat you and your case as if it were our own futures at stake – so you can be sure that no stone will remain unturned, no point will go unargued, and no chance of an acquittal or a reduced punishment will go untried.
Here are just some of the categories of crime we cover:
- Serious fraud and financial crime
- Money laundering
- People trafficking
- Murder and manslaughter
- Sexual offences
- Possession, supply, manufacture and cultivation of drugs
- GBH, ABH, assault
- Criminal Damage
- Handling stolen goods
- Firearms offences
- Affray and violent disorder
- Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)
- Criminal damage
- Bomb hoaxes
- Telecommunications offences
- Breaches of court orders
- Alcohol related offences
- Football Banning Orders
- Driving offences
- Aggravated vehicle taking
- Perverting the course of justice
- Witness intimidation
- Obstructing a police officer