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Magistrates Court

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, it can be a daunting time. You will initially have to appear before the local Magistrates Court, and should note that the Court will expect you to be in a position to proceed with the case at the first hearing.

It is rare that the Court will delay proceedings to allow you to access legal advice. You should therefore contact us as soon as possible. We can meet with you either at our office at 4 Portland Square in Workington or, if you have difficulty attending, we can arrange a home visit.

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Why do I need Brockbanks?

We can discuss the case with you and also discuss how the case will be funded. (See legal aid section). It will also allow us to try and obtain sight of the case papers from the Crown Prosecution Service in advance. Nevertheless please be aware that it is not uncommon for us to only see those papers on the day of the first appearance at Court.

Rest assured that we are accustomed to dealing with late disclosure of the case and will be able to give you all the expert assistance and advice you need.