Criminal Law

Professional legal representation for criminal cases

Criminal Law


Freeman Johnson’s criminal defence solicitors draw from their highly experienced backgrounds to provide superb legal advice and representation in court. You can come to us whenever you need the support of talented criminal solicitors during your difficult time. We are available 24/7 to provide representation following arrest. Please feel free to ask for one of our solicitors, and the police will contact us on your behalf.

Acting on your behalf

With offices in Darlington and Durham, Freeman Johnson’s criminal defence solicitors can serve clients throughout North East England. These criminal solicitors can assist in all aspects of criminal law cases, from providing police station advice and assistance to representation in the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court.

Prices – Motoring Offences in the Magistrates Court

Price and Service Information – MOTORING OFFENCES

We have experienced lawyers to represent you in relation to all motoring offences.

Most motoring offences are dealt with in the Magistrates Court and are known as summary offences e.g. speeding, driving without insurance, driving with excess alcohol, driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs.

More serious motoring offences e.g. dangerous driving can be dealt with in the Crown Court as well as the Magistrates Court. Where a case is dealt with will depend upon the seriousness of it. Legal Aid may be available for such cases dependent upon a means test. We can advise you fully as to whether or not you would qualify for Legal Aid.

Free Legal Aid

Freeman Johnson is also of a holder of a Criminal Defence Service contract, which dictates that the firm provides a comprehensive publicly funded service (previously termed legal aid). Please note that free legal advice and assistance at police stations is available to all clients. Meanwhile, Magistrates representation and other legal services might be available free, depending on your income and financial resources.

Contact the criminal law team

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about legal services in County Durham and North Yorkshire and we will put you in touch with the best criminal solicitor for your case.

Freeman Johnson operates an out-of-hours service and can be reached on a 24/7 basis.

Please feel free to contact us at any one of our three offices here.

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