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JR Jones Solicitors Birmingham
solicitors Birmingham

Legal Aid for Criminal Defence

If you have been arrested or charged with an offence, we can help. J R Jones solicitors represent clients both on a legal aid basis and also for privately funded work, in situations where legal aid is not available.

Legal aid at the Police Station

In England and Wales, when a person is arrestedcontact us they are always entitled to free legal advice at the police station. This free legal advice is available to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances.

J R Jones solicitors are available 24 hours a day on 07961 369 885. Please make a note of this number. In office hours you can also call us on 0121 777 7864.

Legal aid for representation at Court

Everyone has the right to a fair trial. You should always get professional legal advice from a solicitor if you have been charged with a crime.

A solicitor will help to prepare your case and will represent you in Court when you’re charged with a crime.

Legal aid for representation at court is based on a two stage assessment. J R Jones will assess your circumstances and tell you whether you are entitled to legal aid for representation at Court.

You may be able to get legal aid to pay the solicitors’ or barristers’ costs if:

  • Your case meets the Interests of Justice test. You are likely to pass this test if you could:
    • Go to prison
    • Lose your job
    • Have your reputation damaged
    • Find it difficult to follow court proceedings because of language difficulties or mental illness
  • You pass a ‘means test’ which looks at your financial situation

If you do not qualify for legal aid

For some cases you may not qualify for legal aid funding. In these cases J R Jones solicitors can advise of the likely cost of representation at Court.

It is important that you have effective representation during a court case.

We will always keep you updated of how much the case will cost as it progresses.
Contact us for more information.