Crime

Ashfords' Crime Team have considerable expertise in representing clients charged with a wide range of offences before the Magistrates' and Crown Courts.  

We dedicate the same amount of attention to detail and care to all our cases because we understand that, regardless of the allegation, the ramifications of any conviction can be life changing. We regularly deal with cases of the utmost complexity including those involving fatalities, serious reputational issues, potential loss of liberty, serious financial repercussions and disqualification from driving.  Our work covers a plethora of offences, anything from violence or dishonesty through to drugs or internet offences.

Although based in Exeter, our team covers cases all over the country, including London. We believe that there are few other criminal solicitors with a wider breadth of experience in criminal law than our team. But it's not just having experience that is important - it's how you put it to use that matters. 

Specialisms

Recent Experience

  • Not guilty verdict for a lorry driver charged with importing £1.8 million worth of cannabis
  • Not guilty verdict for a Solicitor charged with assault
  • Not guilty for a publican charged with handling stolen alcohol
  • Not guilty for a professional sportsman accused of possession of an offensive weapon


Head of Ashfords LLP's crime department Jeremy Asher comes highly recommended by clients, who highlight his "attention to detail" and concern for the client. Handling advocacy himself, his criminal practice covers a broad range of crime and regulatory matters.

Chambers & Partners 2013

A Crime Drama even Lawyers can enjoy!

At last, a crime drama for lawyers to enjoy! The BBC's The Escape Artist starring David Tennant was the best legal drama I've seen for years. Apart from a few procedural errors in the first episode, which in fairness only lawyers would notice, it was refreshing to see reference to Turnbull warnings and submissions of no case to answer that correctly follow R v Galbraith.

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Road Traffic

We represent clients at Courts across the country who are charged with road traffic offences covering the full range of offences from death by dangerous or careless driving through to speeding, driving without due care & attention, driving with excess alcohol or without insurance. We regularly put forward "special reasons" and "exceptional hardship" applications to avoid disqualification.

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Chambers and Partners announce 2014 rankings

Chambers and Partners have just announced their rankings for 2014.

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Fraud and Business Crime

We represent clients charged with a range of offences under the Fraud Act and other associated legislation, including Money Laundering.

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I know that there are few other lawyers with a wider breadth of experience in criminal law than me. But it's not just experience that is important - it's how you use it that matters. It humbles me to read my reviews in Legal 500. I must be doing something right to be "highly recommended" and to be described by clients as an "excellent criminal litigator"!

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