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Criminal Law

If you are accused of a crime you need the best representation available to guide you through the process from initial advice at the police station to representation in court.

Hewitts’ dedicated criminal department specialises in defending clients in all aspects of criminal law including violent crime, drug-related offences, public order, sexual offences, fraud, health and safety and trading standards prosecutions.

We offer a comprehensive 24-hour service dealing with all aspects of criminal work. Call us free on 0800 3047740. Hewitts’ specialists also work in the Youth Court for people aged between 10 and 17.

Our team have an excellent record representing clients in the Youth Court, the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court.

– Free initial advice
– 24 hour police station representation, seven days a week
– Legal Aid or private client service

If you are accused of a crime call us immediately
24 hour crime / police station freephone 0800 3047740.


Kay Smith, not her real name, lives in Bishop Auckland.

Kay Smith spent three years in dispute with her local council over a benefits claim. The stress of the case, and the fear of a court appearance, took a terrible toll on her health.

Kay said: “At times it felt as though nobody was listening. They said I had fraudulently claimed benefits and they didn’t seem interested in my explanation.

“It got to the point where I couldn’t sleep and I was afraid to go out. I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown.”

In desperation she turned to Hewitts for help. “Having a firm with so much experience on my side was a great comfort,” said Kay. “All at once I could see light at the end of the tunnel – it was such a relief.”

Hewitts represented Kay in court and the claim was resolved to her satisfaction. “I wish I had contacted Hewitts earlier,” she added.

“If anyone else were in my situation I would tell them to do it straight away. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”