Criminal Law Solicitors

MJR Solicitors – specialists in criminal law defence. Providing expert advice and effective representation if you’re facing any type of criminal prosecution.

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Criminal Law Solicitors
In Bognor Regis, West Sussex

We know how stressful it can be to be accused of a crime, especially if you’ve never been in trouble with the law before. This is why it’s vital to get the legal advice you need as quickly as possible. MJR Solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to be with you at every step of the process, defending you all the way for the best result.

Our criminal defence team are experts in all areas of criminal law and have experience in defending clients accused of a range of charges, from sensitive and personal allegations and minor infractions to money laundering, major criminal offences, and the most serious cases of fraud and murder in the Crown Courts.

What Is Criminal Law?

As the most common type of legal practice, criminal law is the official body of law that defines all criminal offences. Criminal law also sets out the rules and actions on being investigated by the police for any allegation against you, as well as when you’re charged and when you must appear in court.

MJR Solicitors can help if you’re accused or suspected of committing a crime. If you’re charged by police, our criminal law solicitors can be with you and represent you to make sure your legal rights are safe and upheld, as well as representing you in court to make sure the court proceedings are fair and to fight your corner.

For more information on our criminal law services or to arrange your no-obligation, free initial consultation, contact us today. Send a message online, call us on 01243 945 054, or email directly to or now

  • Honest advice

  • Personal one-to-one service

  • Dedicated firm

  • Local experienced team

  • Straightforward outlined costs

What Are Criminal Offences?

Criminal offences cover a wide range of misdemeanours from petty crime or minor legal offences, such as drink driving, speeding, shoplifting, or theft, to serious offences of major fraud, arson, assault, manslaughter, or murder. Serious criminal offences also include lying under oath to give false evidence in court and perverting the course of justice, or attempting to. 

MJR Solicitors expert criminal law solicitors will use their experience, knowledge, and best practice to get the best result for you if you face false allegations or accusations on any criminal offence.

Our Criminal Law Services

With our combined experience, knowledge, and in-depth understanding of criminal law, we’ll make sure you get the best possible legal advice from the time of Police questioning, arrest and charges being brought against you, to defending you in court.

If you find yourself facing allegations or are being accused of any offence, our defence team of criminal law solicitors can be at your side 24/7, helping to protect you and your family, as well as your career, reputation, and freedom, in specialist criminal law areas, including:

Freezing And Confiscation Orders

Confiscation and freezing orders are a temporary course of action taken by the courts and can be used against anyone in the early stages of any criminal investigation as well as after conviction. But how do they affect you and your family or business? Find out more.

Regulatory Law

Our experience in multiple regulatory law and compliance issues means MJR Solicitors can give you straightforward advice on any regulatory investigations, disciplinaries, practice, or procedure, for either individuals or businesses. Find out more.

Serious Fraud

Serious fraud, and any allegations or accusations made against you, can be hugely damaging to your personal and professional life and can lead to further investigations into friends, family, and business associates. Find out more.

Second Opinions and Specialist Advice

Mistakes and oversights can happen in any current or potential legal case, so getting a second opinion and/or specialist advice is common if you don’t think you’re getting the best advice or your case isn't moving ahead as you'd like it. Find out more.

Going To Court

If you’re charged by the police with a criminal offence, you’ll need to appear in court. If you contact us as soon as you can, we can give you the specialist advice you need beforehand while also being there to defend you in court on the day.

If your case is referred to the Crown Court, we’ll also be able to prepare for your initial and any subsequent hearings, as well as gather vital evidence to build your case and see witnesses on your behalf to help your case.

Whether Magistrates or Crown Court, we’ll make sure you receive all the individual support, care, and attention you need, with our expert legal advice specifically tailored to your case. 

And, from our years in practice as criminal law solicitors, we’ve also built a strong, dependable network of some of the best barristers and QCs in the country. So we have additional law experts at our disposal to help us achieve the best possible outcome for you.

How MJR Solicitors Can Help You

As experienced criminal law solicitors, we give you a trusted, personal service to deliver specialist legal services and expert advice in a jargon-free and easy to understand way. 

As your solicitors, we’ll be with you as long as your case continues, supporting you at every step, and giving you only the clear, specialist legal advice you need. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by any police questioning or need full representation in the high courts, we’ll be with you all the way.

By choosing MJR’s specialist criminal law solicitors, you can have full confidence in our 30+ years experience across all areas of criminal law. We’ll be working on your behalf so you’ll receive first class legal advice from the time of police questioning through to arrest and any charges being brought against you at a magistrates court or court of appeal.

Contact MJR Solicitors today

If you’ve been accused of any criminal offence, however serious, our team of qualified criminal law solicitors are available to help and advise you, prepare you for police investigation, secure bail if needed, or defend you in court. We’re available for you 24/7 to give you the dedicated help and support you need. 

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"Having never used a Solicitor before we found the whole experience easy, relaxed and, although a legal matter, it was informal feel whilst being professional. Mark was friendly and welcoming and on a level with us, coming across as a nice person you can relate to. He is very knowledgeable and offers excellent advice and information, answering all our queries."

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Hayling Island

"A massive thank you to Mark Riley and Beverley Rayner for allowing me to accompany them on a few occasions whilst they advised clients (in their capacity as duty solicitor) at the police station.

I’m currently working towards becoming an accredited Police Station Legal Representative, and so being able to observe Beverley and Mark in this role proved to be invaluable experience and an important addition to the personal study section of my portfolio. Thanks to their thorough, professional and sensitive approach with their clients, I have learned a huge amount. It has given me the grounding I need to continue towards my goal."

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Aldwick, Bognor Regis

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Pagham, Bognor Regis

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Pagham, Bognor Regis

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New Zealand

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Felpham, Bognor Regis

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Bognor Regis

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Aldwick, Bognor Regis

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Bognor Regis

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West Sussex

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"We are so grateful to Mark for all his help and considerable patience regarding the recent preparation of our wills and for the invaluable advice concerning a Trust for our grandson. He took all the time that was needed to ensure that we understood the relevant aspects of this complex subject. He explained the legal ramifications in terms that a layman could understand and he made sure the resulting arrangement was fully in line with our intentions. It has set our minds at rest to know that this important matter has been so efficiently dealt with and thus we no longer need to feel concern over it. Full marks in all departments to MJR Solicitors; it is hard to see how such a friendly and professional service could be improved."

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For your legal needs

We provide a unique and personal service by delivering the highest quality legal services and advice in a down to earth manner.

As your solicitors we will be at your side throughout your case, we will listen to you with care and understanding, and give you clear expert advice based on over 35 years’ experience in wills, probate and family law.

So, you can have complete confidence that you are receiving the best legal advice to achieve the best outcome in your case.

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Defence &
Criminal Law

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Lasting Power Of Attorney

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of Attorney

Financial Settlement

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Criminal Law

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Middleton Office:
4 Bankside,
128 Middleton Road, Middleton-on-Sea, PO22 6DB

Littlehampton Office:
Arcade Business Centre, 2a Arcade Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5AR

Call us on:  01243 945054
Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm

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