Bernard Chill & Axtell is one of the leading firms of criminal law solicitors in Southampton. As one of the major providers of criminal defence services on the south coast, we represent people accused of every type of crime, from criminal damage and anti-social behaviour to the most serious offences of domestic violence, rape and murder.
Criminal Defence Lawyers In Eastleigh
Have You Been Arrested?
The eventual outcome of criminal proceedings of any kind is often determined by statements made immediately after arrest.
If you are arrested or someone you know has been detained, it is critical to get expert legal advice as quickly as possible. Remember, you do not have to proceed with a police interview under caution or comply with other police procedures without representation and you do not have to rely on the police station representative: You normally have the right to immediate, free and independent legal advice from a solicitor of your choice at the police station.
We have a team of five duty solicitors who provide high-quality advice in police stations in Southampton, Eastleigh and surrounding areas. All are experienced, dedicated and committed to protecting the rights of suspects. They are available free of charge, 24 hours a day on the following numbers:
07885 201495/ 07885 201496
Have You Been Charged?
Your chances of acquittal or reduced sentence improve if you prepare properly for trial.
At Bernard Chill & Axtell, we understand that criminal charges affect each person differently. The circumstances of each of our clients are unique so we never treat you as another file number. From the beginning of our involvement in your case, a specialist advisor will be in charge. Our duty solicitors can act for you in the Magistrates' Court and one solicitor has higher court rights, meaning we can often represent you in the Crown Court without a barrister.
Our clients appreciate this continuity — it means they do not have to face the uncertainty and stress of a trial represented by a barrister they don't know.
Currently, free initial advice and representation are covered by the legal aid scheme, depending on financial circumstances. We also represent people privately and offer a range of payment options. You can contact us online or by phone on 0808 250 7260.