Criminal Legal Aid
In Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Welcome to MJR Solicitors! Your trusted partner in Criminal Legal Aid. We understand the importance of having reliable legal representation when facing criminal charges. Our team of experienced solicitors is dedicated to providing comprehensive support and guidance to individuals seeking Criminal Legal Aid. With a commitment to upholding the interests of justice and fairness, we strive to ensure that everyone has access to quality legal assistance, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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What is Criminal Legal Aid?

Criminal Legal Aid is a vital service the government provides to ensure that individuals accused of a crime have access to legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay for it. It covers various legal costs and assistance, from advice during police interviews to representation in court proceedings.

Who is Eligible?

Determining eligibility for Criminal Legal Aid can be a daunting task. However, our Criminal Legal Aid eligibility calculator simplifies the process, allowing you to assess whether you qualify for assistance quickly. Click this link to access the calculator and discover if you meet the criteria for being financially eligible for legal aid.

Expert Guidance from Solicitors

Our network of experienced criminal legal aid solicitors are here to support you through every step of your legal journey. From understanding your rights to representing you in court, our solicitors provide expert guidance and representation to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

  • Honest advice

  • Personal one-to-one service

  • Dedicated firm

  • Local experienced team

  • Straightforward outlined costs

Getting Free Advice at the Police Station

When facing police questioning or arrest, it's crucial to understand your rights and seek legal advice. Criminal Legal Aid provides the opportunity for individuals to receive free legal advice at the police station, ensuring that they understand the charges against them and the potential consequences.

Between the Police Station and Court

The period between the police station and the court is critical in any criminal case. Our solicitors are here to offer guidance and support every step of the way, ensuring that your rights are protected and your defence strategy is well-prepared.

Getting Legal Representation at the Magistrates Court

Securing legal representation at the Magistrates Court is crucial for a successful defence. Our solicitors are here to provide the support and guidance you need to navigate the complexities of criminal proceedings effectively.

Getting Legal Representation at the Crown Court

Having skilled legal representation is essential for cases heard at the Crown Court. MJR Solicitors offers experienced advocacy and support at the Crown Court, ensuring your case is presented thoroughly and effectively.

Make an Appeal

If you're dissatisfied with a court's decision, you have the right to appeal. Let MJR Solicitors help you navigate the appeals process and fight for justice on your behalf.

What if you’re facing fraud charges?

It can be a scary and overwhelming experience if you're facing fraud charges. But it’s important to understand what steps you need to take to protect yourself and your future. Fraud charges are serious, so it's best to get expert legal help as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of a successful outcome.

You should first contact an experienced fraud representation solicitor, like MJR Solicitors, who specialises in fraud and financial crime cases. Your solicitor will be able to review your case, answer any questions you have about the legal process, and give you expert advice straight away on your next steps.

In addition to contacting a solicitor, it's essential that you maintain a positive attitude throughout the case and remain cooperative with the police and any law enforcement officials.

What Is Changing for Solicitors and Firms

Stay up-to-date with changes affecting solicitors and legal firms involved in providing Criminal Legal Aid services. MJR Solicitors is committed to adapting to these changes and delivering exceptional legal representation to our clients.

Criminal Legal Aid (Contribution Orders) Regulations 2013

Gain insight into the regulations governing Contribution Orders in Criminal Legal Aid cases. Our solicitors will ensure that you understand your rights and obligations under these regulations.ts.

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

Learn about the implications of the Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 for Criminal Legal Aid. MJR Solicitors will help you navigate the complexities of this legislation and ensure that you receive the representation you deserve.

Legal Aid (Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2013

Understanding the regulations surrounding the disclosure of information in legal aid cases is crucial. Trust MJR Solicitors to guide you through these regulations and protect your interests throughout your legal proceedings.

Means Testing

Understanding the means-testing process is crucial in determining your eligibility for Criminal Legal Aid. MJR Solicitors provides an overview of means testing, helping you understand the factors involved and how they may impact your application.

Access to Client Forms

We understand that applying for Criminal Legal Aid can be complex. That's why we've compiled all the necessary forms in one convenient location. Click the links below to access the forms needed to apply for legal aid and take the first step toward securing representation.

Unlock Justice Today

Don't let financial constraints stand in the way of your right to justice. Whether you're facing criminal charges or seeking legal advice, MJR Solicitors is here to support you. Explore our resources, connect with our network of solicitors, and take control of your legal journey today.

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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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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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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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Lasting Power Of Attorney

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of Attorney

Financial Settlement

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Criminal Law

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