Crown Court cases:
Certain serious offences can only be tried at the Crown Court (although all cases still begin in the Magistrates' Court). These include offences of Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Section 18 GBH, Kidnap, Conspiracies, Aggravated Burglary, Death by Dangerous Driving, etc.
Other offences can either be tried in the Magistrates' Court or at the Crown Court. For these cases, the Magistrates' Court will first determine if they feel able to retain jurisdiction based on the level of seriousness. If they decide that the case is too serious then your case will be sent to the Crown Court. If however they feel able to retain jurisdiction then you will be given the final decision as to where your case will be dealt with. This can be a very important decision and you should consult with your lawyer.
This firm attends Crown Courts throughout England and Wales.
We continue to instruct barristers from numerous chambers both in Bristol and elsewhere and always endeavour to take care to choose a barrister for a particular case with specific reference to the nature and complexity of the matter.
Many firms now choose to instruct their own in-house solicitors and advocates to represent their clients at the Crown Court but we remain committed to ensuring that our clients receive the best possible representation from experienced counsel.
If you wish to discuss representation at the Crown Court then please do get in touch via email or telephone - See Home Page.
Please also refer to our Legal Aid page by clicking the tab above.