Criminal Defence Solicitors

We offer a FREE 24 hour a day, 7 day a week police station advice and attendance service in Humberside, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the North East. Our clients are supported and provided with appropriate legal advice when interviewed under caution on arrest or on a voluntary basis. 

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Whatever the criminal matter, our expert team of criminal defence solicitors are available. 

North Humber Out of Hours Tel: 07872 012593 and South Humber Out of Hours Tel: 07714 602397

Professional legal representation for Criminal Law 

Ask for Pepperells by name and we will make you our number one priority and secure you the best outcome possible. All advice that we give at the police station is free of charge to our clients.

You should ask for Pepperells because:

  • We could negotiate a reduced sentence, lesser charge or out of court settlement
  • We can advise you on the strength of the evidence presented against you
  • We can explain your legal rights and what powers the police have
  • If you have been called to give voluntary evidence, you may still be considered as a suspect, make sure you get the right advice before your interview
  • Have you been bailed to return to the police station, we can provide a crucial role in advising you as the investigation continues.

We cover all aspects of Criminal Law Defence, including but not limited to; Health and Safety matters, Trading Standards, Benefit Agency investigations, local authorities and other regulatory bodies.

Magistrate Court

More than 90 per cent of criminal cases are dealt with by the Magistrates Court. Even in other cases, the accused will appear in the Magistrates Court to be committed to a higher court.

Our attendance in the Magistrates Court is required for defence work for the following: - Theft, Burglary, Assault, Sex, Criminal Damage, Road Traffic Offences, Speeding, Drink Driving, Motor Vehicle, DVLA offences.

People involved in a civil or criminal case may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay court costs and legal fees under the legal funding scheme. We assist and prepare all aspects of the case for the Magistrates Court to minimise any problems.

Crown Court

Offences that are “Indictable Only” or “Triable Either Way” which are so serious they can only be dealt with in a Crown Court.

Where not guilty pleas are entered, the Trial is held before a Jury of 12 ordinary people who decide whether the case is proven beyond reasonable doubt based on the evidence presented to them at Trial. We work closely with carefully selected Barristers for our clients to present the strongest defence case and secure the best outcomes possible.

The more serious cases such as rape, robbery, drugs, armed offences and murder are all tried at the Crown Court.

Court of Appeal

If you have been convicted of a crime and you have grounds for appeal, these are taken to the Court of Appeal in London. The Appeal hearing takes place before judges (not a jury).

Having Pepperells as your legal representation means that we will analyse your case to see if any errors have occurred in either Law or Procedure and advise upon any merit in pursuing an appeal. We can also prepare any necessary documentation and case notes for the appeal along with supporting you through the process to its conclusion.

Meet the team

Vicky Lee
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Vicky Lee

Director - Criminal South

Nigel Sloane
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Nigel Sloane

Director - Criminal North

Craig Davy
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Craig Davy

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Lawrence Watts
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Lawrence Watts

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Joseph Painter
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Joseph Painter

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Tiffany-May Priam
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Tiffany-May Priam

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Sonia Bhalla
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Sonia Bhalla

Criminal Duty Solicitor

Kelly Cooper
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Kelly Cooper

Police Station Representative

Stacy Smith
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Stacy Smith

Police Station Representative

Lydia Welbourn
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Lydia Welbourn

Police Station Representative

Andrew Shipley
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Andrew Shipley

Police Station Representative

Jan Povada
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Jan Povada

Police Station Representative

Leah Crowder
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Leah Crowder

Paralegal

Lisa Townend
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Lisa Townend

Legal Assistant

Dawn Smith
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Dawn Smith

Legal Assistant

Shauna Alden
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Shauna Alden

Legal Assistant

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