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Criminal Defence Solicitors

If you or a loved one is being investigated for a criminal offence, been asked to attend a voluntary police interview, been arrested or have concerns about a potential criminal allegation against you, the criminal defence solicitors at McCartan Turkington Breen can help. Our experienced team are here to assist and can defend your rights and guide you towards the best outcome in your given circumstances. We offer free, confidential and no obligation initial consultations. Contact us to find out how we can help.


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Expert criminal defence solicitors

Belfast & Northern Ireland

We appreciate that any involvement with the criminal justice system can be daunting and have serious consequences for those accused. Our experienced criminal law defence solicitors are available to offer advice and assistance from initial police involvement through to final court hearing if required. We provide representation that affords our clients the support, assistance and reassurance they need from start to finish.

Our criminal defence team can assist with:

  • A police interview under caution. 
  • Any court hearings and the instruction of a Barrister if required.
  • Launching an appeal if required. 
  • Applying for Legal Aid if suitable.

McCartan Turkington Breen has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in the area of criminal law, earned through success in a number of high-profile cases. You can be assured that our dedicated solicitors provide the same quality of clear and strategic advice in all instances no matter how large or small the matter in hand.

The criminal defence process

When defending you, our team of criminal defence solicitors will keep you up to speed throughout the duration of your case and communicate everything to you in a way that you fully understand. 

Legal Aid for criminal defence in Northern Ireland

When clients are interviewed under caution by the police, Legal Aid will normally cover the cost associated with legal representation for an interview regardless of their financial situation. Funding in Court may also be available, subject to means and the seriousness of the alleged offence. Visit NI Direct to learn more about Legal Aid.

Speak with a criminal defence solicitor

If you’ve been accused of a driving offence, violent crimes, theft or fraud, white collar crime, terrorism offences, drugs offences or any other criminal offence, contact us without delay. The likelihood of a favourable outcome increases the earlier we are involved in your case. Contact us today for a free, confidential and no obligation initial consultation with an experienced criminal defence lawyer. 

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Our team of specialist criminal defence solicitors based in Belfast have a deserved reputation for protecting the rights of clients.

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We offer free, confidential and no obligation initial consultations across our entire portfolio of legal services.

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