Criminal Law Solicitors

Criminal Law Solicitors DerryNeed Representation In Court or In A Police Station?

As Criminal Law Solicitors we are experts in defending all types of criminal charges.

A criminal investigation can be extremely stressful and a criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your future. Specialist advice from Criminal Law Solicitors you can trust is essential to ensure the best outcome.

Free Consultation Available

5 Star Review – “Highly recommend this solicitors very helpful, professional and efficient.”

Need Representation In Court or In A Police Station?

Call Our 24 Hour Team Now on 028 71 229 343

How Can We Help?

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Expert Criminal Law Solicitors
  • 24 Hour Police Station attendance (Call on 028 71 229 343)
  • Forensic and Medical experts who can test the Police evidence against you.

We can attend Police Stations across Northern Ireland immediately. Friend or relative in Police custody?

Call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on or Make An Online Enquiry.

How Much Will It Cost?

We provide an initial Free Consultation to discuss your case and assess your options.

It is FREE to have one of our Solicitors attend at the Police Station with you, as it is covered under the Legal Aid Scheme.

If you are being brought to Court we can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf which will cover any Legal Costs or Fees for your case.

Have You Received a Summons Or Been Charged To Court?

If you have been charged to Court or received a Summons from the Prosecution Service then call us immediately.

We can discuss the evidence against you, explain the charges and the potential outcomes and then begin preparing your case for Court.

We can help with any type of criminal offence such as:-

  • Assault Allegations
  • Benefit Fraud
  • Theft & Dishonesty charges
  • Drugs Possession & Supply
  • Drink Driving – Worried you could lose your Driving Licence?
  • Driving & Motoring Offences
  • Bail Applications
  • Sexual Offences
  • Police Station Advice

Police Station Interviews

Under no circumstances should you not have a Solicitor present during a police station interview, even if you believe you have nothing to hide. It will cost you nothing as it is free under Legal Aid.

Good legal advice, at the earliest opportunity, particularly at the police station, can make the difference between a successful defence or loss of liberty. We are experts in defending Criminal Charges and provide robust representation to get the best possible outcome for you.

With our 24 Hour Arrest Line (028 71 229 343) we can be involved from the very first moment. If you believe that the police wish to speak to you, contact us now for advice.

What to Expect at the Police Station – A Basic Guide

When the Police knock at the door, or arrest a person at home or elsewhere, the shock of being questioned can be very distressing. What happens at the Police Station can be absolutely critical in deciding the case and we would always advise somebody to have a Solicitor from McGee O’Kane present with them for a Police Station Interview.

If you or a family member are due to go to the police station, just call us on 028 71 229 343. We are always happy to talk about what to expect. We have also included a guide below explaining the main things that are likely to happen.

The Initial Contact by the Police and the ‘Chat down the Station’

When the police are investigating an allegation, they will often contact a suspect on the telephone, if they have not arrested them already, and invite them to the Police Station for ‘a chat’, often saying things like ‘we need to hear your side of the story’ or ‘I’m neutral in this, and I’m just trying to see what has happened’. This can put a suspect off his guard so that he feels relaxed and cooperates in full with the Police on their terms, often incriminating himself in the process.

It is very important that any communication you ever have with an investigating Police Officer takes place either through a lawyer or in the presence of a lawyer. Even things that you say on the phone to a police officer can in some cases be used in court against you.

Sometimes a police officer will not even explain that coming into the station ‘for a chat’ can mean being interviewed under arrest by appointment. A person can attend at the Police Station on this basis, not having had time to organise the lawyer of their choice beforehand, and find themselves in court the next morning having been kept in a cell overnight with a duty solicitor they did not choose. The solution is to never discuss anything directly with a police officer without having a Solicitor there.

Going to the police station for an interview is never a pleasant experience.

If you or a family member has been contacted or arrested by the police, feel free to call us on 028 71 229 343. Our expert team of Criminal Law Solicitors are happy to assist in stations across Northern Ireland.

24 Hour Police Station Solicitors

Being accused of a criminal offence, and maybe even having to go to court, is never a happy experience. We know this is a stressful situation and do everything we can to help. Our criminal law solicitors provide quality legal representation, fighting on your behalf to get a good result.

If you have been arrested, or your family member has, contact us now at McGee O’Kane Solicitors. We provide 24 hour police station representation in Northern Ireland. We will attend the station and provide you with expert legal advice. This is completely free of charge.

For free police station representation, call us on 028 71 229 343. It is important that you have a criminal law solicitor with you before you speak to the police. This is free under legal aid.

Get In Touch

If you are facing criminal charges, please contact us straightaway. Getting the right advice as soon as possible can make a huge difference to the outcome of your case.

For a free enquiry just call us now on 028 71 229 343, email us on or Make An Online Enquiry.


Why Choose Us?

  • Friendly & Trusted Solicitors
  • FREE Initial Consultation
  • Legal Aid Available

Client Reviews:-

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"Couldn’t recommend McGee O’Kane Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else." Friendly Solicitors Derry

August 17, 2018

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