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SmithLeaning Criminal Advocates

The criminal and traffic law defence lawyers

SmithLeaning Criminal Advocates specialise exclusively in Criminal and Traffic Law. We are one of the largest providers of criminal defence services in Cornwall. Our team of expert lawyers have been providing legal services to the people of Cornwall with over 130 years of experience between them, firstly as the criminal department of John Boyle & Co and, since 2009, as a dedicated Criminal Defence practice.

Our lawyers are on hand at all times to give helpful and practical advice and assistance for the whole spectrum of criminal offence from minor motoring offences through to murder.

The firm is committed to the provision of criminal legal aid and the majority of our cases are funded under our legal aid contract. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to give FREE advice to anyone who has been arrested or is attending the police station voluntarily.

Representation at the Magistrates Court may also be free of charge subject to the complexity of the case and ‘means testing’. If you are not eligible, we offer competitive and guaranteed fixed fees for any of our services with no hidden costs so you need never worry about unexpected bills.

What we do

  • Police Station
  • Representation
  • Complex Fraud
  • Magistrates Court
  • Serious Violent Crime
  • Crown Court Litigation
  • Drugs Offences
  • Crown Court Advocacy
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • Youth Court
  • Confiscation & Restraint Orders
  • Public Order
  • Road Traffic Law
  • Court Martial
  • Cash Seizures
  • Appeals

The best defence is yours by right... we will ensure you have it