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If you don’t want to be limited by the Legal Aid system and want to place your trust in a criminal defence lawyer who will talk to you as an individual, explain the legal process and your options, treat you with respect and understanding and seek the best possible outcome, then you have come to the right place.

Being charged with a crime is a frightening and often bewildering experience but it is vital that you seek professional guidance as soon as possible from a specialist criminal defence lawyer who understands exactly how the law works and what you need to do.

Even if you believe you have done nothing wrong, it is crucial to talk to a criminal defence lawyer at the first opportunity to avoid potentially damaging your case.

Specialist legal representation and the careful construction of a ‘no-stone-unturned’ defence is essential to a successful outcome, right through from an initial interview under caution to a verdict and possible sentence.

Michael Gupwell and Maxine Twynam cover all areas of criminal defence,  specialsing in:

  • Driving and Road Traffic offences – see separate section
  • Theft and fraud related offences
  • Violent offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Drug offences
  • Public order offences
  • Council prosecutions

We also provide criminal defence services for businesses.

"Michael Gupwell was exceptionally knowledgeable and professional throughout the case. I can only thank you all for the effort you put into the case and undoubtedly would not hesitate to recommend Michael and your practice to others."

"I contacted Wards solicitors after I was informed I was being charged with a criminal offence that I did not commit. I was put in touch with Maxine, a Criminal Defence specialist. Maxine was professional and kind, she advised me and supported me through every step of the process from our initial meeting, to the eventual trail. Nothing was too much trouble for Maxine and the team at Wards, they were always on hand to answer questions. I will be forever grateful to everyone involved for their professional yet compassionate approach to my case and for securing the result that has given me my life back, thank you all."