Crown court representation
At Levins, we have been dealing with crown court cases for over 30 years. This includes the most serious cases involving drugs and murder.
All cases begin in the magistrates court but the most serious cases are then sent to the crown court. The difference of being dealt with at the crown court is that if you have a trial it will be a jury trial. If you are convicted and sentenced the potential sentences are much higher.
Led by our head of department, David Woods we have extensive experience of preparing and representing clients in the crown court.
The stakes are often very high and you need to know that you are in safe hands. Dave Woods is a Higher Court Advocate (HCA) and can represent clients at the crown court but we also have established links with barrister’s chambers and so you can rest assured that you will be represented by someone with the right skills and experience to assist you.
What types of cases are heard in the crown court?
Some offences “indictable only” can only be heard in the crown court. These types of cases are the most serious and include murder, manslaughter, rape and intentional wounding. Other cases such as fraud, drug offences some assaults are ‘triable either way offences’ and can be dealt with either by the magistrate’s court or crown court.
Why choose Levins?
We hold a legal aid contract and therefore if you are eligible for legal aid we can assist you. We provide advice from the outset as to whether you will receive legal aid. Our work starts at the police station. We advise you and represent you at the magistrate’s court. If your case is sent to the crown court we will already have met you, sorted funding and started to consider the evidence on your behalf.
Good lawyers are proactive. It is not just about looking at the prosecution evidence but knowing what information to ask for. It is about instructing the right experts and making sure you have an expert barrister. It is about leaving no stone unturned. We will advise you if the evidence is against you and we will advise you of any potential defences.
Dave Wood has been a criminal advocate for over 30 years and is highly respected in his field. We are used to dealing with high profile and serious cases and so you know that you are in safe hands.
For a free chat with our team please call 0151 480 5777. Areas we cover include Huyton, Liverpool, Merseyside, North West, North Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire.
“Anyway, just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you!’ to you and Jeremy as you were great throughout the whole case. I am very glad I chose for you to represent me and I will recommend you to anyone should they require any representation in the future. Thank you again, take care. Faye.”
“I was very pleased with the service that was provided for my case. Special thanks to David Woods and peter who fully supported me. Davis and Peter were both supportive and professional and are both a credit to Levins Solicitors.” Crown Court case; client acquitted of all charges.