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    At DRN Law, our team of criminal defence solicitors have specialist expertise in defending clients charged with serious crime offences.

    This includes (but is not limited) the following offences:

    • Murder and manslaughter
    • Serious Fraud
    • Money laundering
    • Conspiracy to import or supply prohibited drugs
    • People trafficking
    • Sex offences
    • Serious assaults

    If you are charged with a serious crime offence, it is critically important to seek urgent legal advice as soon as possible. Due to the severity of these offences, you will need to obtain representation immediately to stand the best chance of a successful outcome.


    Following interview at the police station, you will either be released on police bail to return to the police station on a date provided, released under investigation, or charged with an offence.

    In any of these scenarios, you must protect yourself with the best representation. At DRN Law, we have an excellent client success rate and a reputation for exceptional client care.

    We can provide you with expert representation, both at the police station and in courts.

    However, the most favourable outcome is to prevent charges from being filed in the first place – which is why you must be proactive in contacting us.


    Our team of lawyers and representatives can provide immediate representation for interviews under caution.

    They will advise you on whether to answer questions, remain silent (commonly referred to as “no comment” interviews), or submit a “prepared statement”.

    We are available for interviews either by arrangement or under arrest.


    If asked to attend the police station for a voluntary interview, do not be lulled into a false sense of security. Even though you are not under arrest, you are still being asked to attend for questioning under caution.


    After your interview, whether you are ‘released under investigation’ or on ‘police bail’, our commitment to your case remains steadfast.

    Led by the seasoned expertise of David Lawson, our ‘pre-charge’ team meticulously evaluates all evidence and scrutinises your interview details.

    Our focus is to proactively engage with the investigator, making informed ‘representations’ to highlight ‘insufficient evidence’ for charging. By intervening early, we aim to shield you from the complexities and stresses of a criminal charge.

    The process involves a strategic dialogue with the investigator.  Here, we may suggest additional lines of enquiry or other necessary steps.

    Our goal is to demonstrate that the ‘charging standard’ has not been met or to refute the allegations directly.

    We do this by…

    • Gathering evidence to support your defence
    • Arguing that there is insufficient evidence to charge you.
    • Asserting that there is not a realistic prospect of conviction.
    • Attempting to prove that it is not in the public interest to prosecute


    Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation of the evidence, leading to the development of a strategic defence plan tailored to maximise your chances of avoiding charges.

    This strategy might include examining various supporting materials, such as third-party evidence like medical records, or highlighting key elements like digital evidence, corroborative witness statements, and expert testimonials that question the validity of the charges.

    We also keep a sharp eye on your case’s progress, particularly when it is being reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service or other relevant agencies for a decision. This guarantees that all relevant evidence and material is gathered to help you avoid charges.

    Our goal is to leave no stone unturned in our effort to prevent charges from being filed against you.


    You’re not just another case to our defence solicitors – you’re a person with a career, a family, obligations and responsibilities. For that reason, our specialised private criminal defence lawyers are there for you from the very first phone call.

    Anyone can find themselves facing criminal prosecution, and for those who do, it is often an extremely distressing and traumatic experience.

    If you have found yourself facing arrest or serious criminal charges, we provide confidential, expert legal advice and representation, whether that be at the police station or in Court.

    Our proactive and personal approach to your criminal investigation sets us apart from other firms.


    When you choose DRN Law as your Private Criminal Defence Solicitor, you’re getting tailored legal support and advice from dedicated, leading names within the field. With a track record of client success stories, we work tirelessly on your behalf to fight your case.

    As soon as you contact us, we will match you with a solicitor who best fits your case’s needs. Your solicitor will then be with you every step of the way, from the initial pre-investigatory stages to the final resolution.

    This tailored and focused approach allows for a deep understanding of your unique situation, enabling us to provide the highest level of service and guidance to get you the best possible outcome.

    This approach is especially crucial in serious crime cases, where the stakes are high, and the impact of prosecution could be life-altering.


    If you are arrested at any time, day or night, one of our lawyers will always be available to assist. If necessary, we can attend the police station with you.

    This ensures that the investigative process is conducted properly and your legal rights are protected.

    Our 24-hour emergency helpline is: 07990585494.

    For more information on Private Criminal Defence Solicitor services for serious crimes, please contact us on 01282 433241. Alternatively, get in touch here.