Our Criminal Team of John Darby, Ben Darby, David Charles and Jonathan Parker draw on a wide range of experience of predominantly Defence work. Drawing on in excess of 80 years of practice between them.

Police Station

We offer 24 hour cover for the Police Station, and all of our Criminal Solicitors are accredited Duty Solicitors.  Please feel free to contact this Office for further information.  Alternatively, if you are or someone you know has been arrested please ask the Custody Sergeant to contact any of the Solicitors within this Firm.  Your right to Legal Advice continues throughout any period you are in Custody and is covered by Legal Aid.

Court cases

All of our Solicitors can assist with representation in the Magistrates Courts.  We can also provide representation for you in the Crown Court as David Charles and Ben Darby are also Higher Court Advocates.

Motoring Prosecution

With the ever increasing amount of Vehicle Offences and detection rates you may find yourself in the unfamiliar surroundings of a Courtroom.  As a Firm we have a wide range of experience in defending motoring cases for both privately funded and legal aid Clients.  If you would like further advice on an impending motoring prosecution please do not hesitate to contact one of our Solicitors at this Office.

Legal Aid

You may qualify for Legal Aid for Court Proceedings.  If you feel you may be eligible for Legal Aid please contact this Office as soon as you are aware of your Court date, as it will assist to have your application processed in good time before your first hearing.  Any of our Solicitors will be able to give you further information regarding your eligibility.  If you do not qualify we will be able to offer competitive rates for privately funded work.

Contact us on 01803 313656 or email: Ben@darbylaw.co.uk

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Ben Darby

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David Charles

David Charles

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John Darby

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Jonathan Parker

Jonathan Parker

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