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Criminal Law

We are one of the leading firms of Criminal Defence Solicitors in Brighton and Lewes. Horsman Solicitors provide 24 hour representation at any Police Station. Our attendance with you at a Police Station, is independent and free, irrespective of your income, due to our firm's contract with the Legal Aid Agency. Our clients are represented by experienced staff with your interest paramount to our firm.

Horsman Solicitors will defend and uphold your rights against any criminal allegation made against you. We provide representation at the Magistrates and Crown Court throughout Sussex and the South East of England. Our Solicitors appear at Brighton Magistrates Court and our Barristers at the Lewes Crown Courts for our clients, on a daily basis.


We are on call at all Police Stations throughout Sussex,

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Free Independant Advice

Anyone arrested at a

POLICE STATION, when asking for Horsman Solicitors, is entitled to FREE and independent advice, irrespective of your income.

This is due to our firms experience, quality controls and contract with the Legal Aid Agency.



Magistrates Court

Due to our expertise and commitment to our clients, we are often asked to attend the Magistrates Court's across the whole of Sussex and throughout the South East of England.

We act in relation to all criminal allegations that come before the Magistrates Court's, under our firm's legal aid contract. 



Crown Court Hearings

We offer an exceptional service, .We have a team of in-house advocates, led by Tom Nicholson-Pratt, which means your case will have the input and advice from a senior in-house Barrister at a very early stage.This also means you do not have to repeat your instructions to different Advocates, as we deal with all our cases in-house.



Traffic Offences

Horsman Solicitors have a wealth of experience in representing clients in all Road Traffic Offences, both in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Such cases that come before the courts, range from speeding allegations, drink-driving offences, to more serious dangerous driving charges.


We will defend you against any allegation made against you


Robbery, burglary, theft, handling stolen goods

Domestic violence, stalking and harassment

Child cruelty

Violent crime

Rape and sexual offences

Murder, attempted murder and manslaughter

Road traffic offences including drink and drug driving

Drug and alcohol related offences

Offensive and prohibited weapons

Criminal damage and arson

Internet crime including indecent Images

Benefit fraud, money laundering and tax offences

Public order offences

Local authority prosecutions

Dangerous dogs and animal welfare offences

You have a right to


Our advice at a police station is free, regardless of your means. We can help 24/7 and arrange attendance at any police station.

Contact Horsman Solicitors now for any query you may have, regarding Legal Advice.


Our emergency 'out of hours' number is 01733 709060

Horsman Solicitors are always available to help our clients.

Legal advice is just a phone call away. Telephone : 01273 474743

Horsman Solicitors  Criminal Defence Specialists

Request a

Free Consultation

When you ask for Horsman Solicitors at the Police Station, this will NOT delay your time in custody, as the Police may suggest.


We are here to uphold your rights and defend any person who is arrested and suspected of any criminal allegation. This includes our attendance with you at other agencies, for example, benefits office, HMRC, and Trading Standards Investigations.

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