Criminal Law

In our adversarial system, the defence lawyer must actively pursue the interests of the suspect or defendant. At every stage of criminal process, from the police station where many cases are won or lost, through to the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court, we strive to maintain our reputation for actively pursuing the interests and rights of our clients.

Our experienced solicitor advocates ensure that proper attention and preparation is given to every case no matter how complex. We look at every case afresh and assess whether the arrest or prosecution is lawful; whether there are alternatives to prosecution; and ensure that every possible defence is fully explored.

We are highly respected for our in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system’s processes and procedures. We have a robust presence in the Magistrates’, Crown, Youth and Appeal Courts where we are well known for ensuring our clients receive the best possible outcome.

We represent our clients in all aspects of their case including police interviews, warrants, summonses, bail, custody and trials.

Our team regularly acts for clients facing a wide range of criminal offences including motoring, theft, assault, sexual offences, fraud, public order, money laundering, armed robbery, murder and offences falling under the Terrorism Act.

We also have particular expertise in ASBOs, representing young offenders and prisoner issues.

We are the only firm to have an extensive criminal practice throughout the whole island of Ireland.

We are continually ranked Number 1 in the Chambers Guide to the legal profession and are described as being, “deeply respected for its work within all matters associated with crime.”

We take a holistic approach to defending clients and ensure that any associated legal interests are actively pursued, such as prison issues, family law, actions against the police, or social security issues.

Madden & Finucane offer a 24 hour callout service to police stations. Our solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 24 Hour Callout Number: 028 9023 8007

“This is a firm deeply respected for its work within all matters associated with crime, including prison law issues. Judicial reviews also remain a trump card after the team garnered much respect for its work on the Bloody Sunday inquiry. Actions against the police are an additional string to the firm’s bow.”

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