• DJMS is a leading criminal defence firm in the North East of England. For 30 years it has been providing the highest quality representation in police stations and courts in the North East and Nationally.


    As criminal law specialists we are renowned for our criminal defence. We are involved in high profile cases from the outset and represent our clients from police station to case conclusion. In order to allow for the best, most specific experts to be instructed we instruct experts worldwide as far away as Canada and the United States with evidence given by live video link. In addition should you case be within the Crown Court jurisdiction we will discuss, with you, the most appropriate choice of counsel to represent you and always keep you informed as to any issues that may arise.

    Recently, we have determined a number high profile cases locally and nationally including: Murder, Manslaughter, Rape, Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs, crash for crash, computer misuse as well minor offences including common assault, public order act offences and road traffic offences that are determined in Magistrates Court.

    Police Station

    Legal advice at the Police Station is free of charge to any person who has been arrested or is being interviewed by the Police as a volunteer. Decisions made at the Police Station affect the outcome of the case and it is vital to instruct an experienced lawyer to represent you, advising you whether to give a no-comment interview, a written statement or whether to answer questions in interview.

    One of our dedicated team will travel to you in advance of your interview and will liaise with the authorities to ensure your interests are protected and that you receive first class legal advice from an experienced lawyer.

    Our lawyers have successfully defended allegations across the full spectrum of criminal law matters, including summary-only offences such as shoplifting and road traffic offences to more serious offences such as murder, robbery, fraud, GBH, sexual offences, serious and organised crime.

    The firm defends more suspects held in police custody than any other law firm in England and Wales; and the daily experience of our lawyers at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Youth Court is second to none. We act for over 15,000 clients a year, ranging from the homeless through to multi-million pound businessmen, celebrities and royalty. All have one thing in common: they are innocent until proven guilty and our lawyers will do everything within the rules to ensure that their best interests are served.

    Our lawyers are Police Station Accredited, ensuring they provide specialist advice at the Police Station. Expert guidance is provided whether the interview is held at the Police Station, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Department of Work and Pensions, as well as other Organisations.

    The firm undertakes both private and legal aid work and has a first class in-house advocacy team, consisting of Barristers and Solicitor Higher Court Advocates. Our lawyers are known for their strategic expertise as well as the outstanding client service they provide, whilst ensuring that high profile cases are kept out of the public eye.

    For more information please contact our Police Station team at our Sunderland Office on 0191 5101221 or email enquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Magistrates’ Court

    Our specialist Magistrates Court team has vast experience in the full range of cases heard at the Magistrates Court. We will guide you through the process, advising you on your options and providing first class representation at Court.

    We are able to undertake all matters, and will advise clients on the most suitable form of funding, whether legal aid or privately funded. Legal aid is subject to ‘means’ testing, and our lawyers are able to assist you in applying for this. We also regularly accept instructions from other lawyers on an agency basis.

    The firm has successfully defended clients across the full array of criminal law matters, including summary-only offences such as road traffic offences, shop lifting as well as more serious offences such as domestic violence, theft, fraud, serious and organised crime, murder, robbery and drug importations.

    For more information please contact our Magistrates Court Team at our Sunderland Office on 0191 5101221, Durham Office on 01207 5090020 or South Tyneside Office on 0191 4567893 or email enquires@djmssolicitors.co.uk

    Crown Court

    As the largest North East criminal law firm, DJMS Solicitors is regularly instructed in the most complex and serious Crown Court cases. Whether applying to the Court for bail, representation at trial or mitigation, our lawyers ensure the provision of first class legal advice.

    The firm has successfully defended clients across the full array of criminal law matters, and will advise clients on the most suitable form of funding, whether through legal aid or privately.

    Our lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in all areas of criminal law, including serious and organised crime, murder, manslaughter, fraud, computer crime, money laundering, offences against the person including ABH and GBH, sexual offences including rape and child pornography, human trafficking, burglary, robbery, terrorism and drug importations.

    DJMS Solicitors is a member of the VHCC (Very High Cost Cases) panel, which is limited to firms with the expertise in representing the most serious and complex cases. We have a renowned reputation and unparalleled experience in dealing with evidence, decision making and ensuring that each case is thoroughly prepared in minute detail.

    Our in-house Barristers and Solicitor Higher Court Advocates provide expert representation at the Crown Court; as well as working in conjunction with the UK’s premier criminal Barristers Chambers.

    For more information please contact ourselves.

    “Thank you for your help, support and guidance. It was wise to leave it all to you – An outstanding result! Many thanks.”

    R v. JW. Birmingham Magistrates Court
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