Crime and Defence
We all hope to stay out of trouble with the law but sometimes fate intervenes and our experienced Crime and Defence team can help if it does. Hunt & Coombs solicitors have the largest Crime team in the Peterborough area and we have a Community Legal aid Agency contract which can provide you with Publicly Funded Legal help in Criminal matters. For more information please contact Simon Milburn.
We specialise in representing those charged with motoring offences and have had a number of successes in protecting our clients' licences even when they have reached the maximum 12 points. Our lawyers are experienced in pleading for retention of your licence and can advise you on whether this may be possible.
Our Crime team is on call 24 hours a day and will attend the police station to represent you if you are questioned or arrested on suspicion of committing a criminal offence and ensure that correct procedures are followed and that your interests are protected. Eight members of the team are Police Station Duty Solicitors.
If you are charged with a criminal offence our solicitors can represent you in court (whether it is Youth Court, Magistrates' Court or Crown Court) and present your defence. We are also experienced in criminal appeals and applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
We represent prisoners through the parole process, on life reviews and at adjudications. Our lawyers also known for their expertise in the impact of mental health issues on criminal law.
Our solicitors can provide representation in Mental Health Review Tribunals and represent clients in appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Tribunal. The Tribunal considers the cases of everyone who is detained under any section of the Mental Health Act 1983 and free publicly funded legal help is provided for all patients' representation at these tribunals.
Work for Businesses
Our Crime team also carries out a full range of Commercial work including Business Defence, Statutory Prosecution and Licensing.