Our Services

Criminal Defence Solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough

Renowned For Success in the Criminal Courts

At Emery Johnson Astills we understand that anyone can find themselves accused of a crime. We offer expert legal advice and support to those facing a criminal investigation.

The crime team at Emery Johnson Astills have a wealth of experience in criminal investigations and before the Criminal Courts.  We can represent you throughout any investigation, whether it be by police, HMRC, local councils or Regulatory bodies, from interview at the Police Station through to the Crown Court, and if necessary in the higher appeal courts. 

We provide a 24 hour service for police station interviews and out of hours court hearings, so we can help you when you need us most.  

Our team, headed by Emery Johnson Astills Managing Partner and 2015 Solicitor Advocate of the year, Helen Johnson, are qualified to represent you whatever your matter, from petty theft and motoring offences, to white collar crimes and fraud, to high profile drug-related cases through to murder and terrorism.  Our team of accredited Police Station Representatives, Solicitors and Solicitor Advocates can represent you from the Police station to the Magistrates and the Crown Court, without the need to instruct a barrister, so you can have consistency of representation throughout your case.

We undertake both Legal Aid and privately paid work. We can advise you depending on your circumstances whether you are eligible for legal aid, or we can offer privately paid representation with fixed fee options to suit your needs and payments on an instalment basis to help you manage the cost.

Specialist Advocates

Advocates are not just for criminal offences, Emery Johnson Astills have an experienced advocacy team who can assist you with many kinds of hearings and appeals including

  • Taxi Licence appeals at the Magistrates’ Court
  • Trading Standard interviews and prosecutions
  • Hearings in relation to the Security Industry authorities
  • School Admissions appeals
  • School Exclusion hearings

Any of these can be daunting but, with an Emery Johnson Astills Advocate on your side, you can be sure that your case will be presented in the best possible light.

Fixed fees for most appeals and hearings

To remove some of your financial uncertainty, we can offer fixed fees for most appeals and hearings, depending on the level of assistance you require.

Contact us today for advice and representation or find out more about our services.