When it comes to criminal defence, you need a team of lawyers ready to fight for your best interest. Brendan Kearney and Co are a specialist firm of solicitors with years of experience in handling even the most challenging criminal cases. We build a robust defence strategy from the outset, to give you the best chance of securing your liberty and maintaining your reputation. Serious criminal offences can have grave consequences, but we will do everything in our power to get the results you need. We will always be upfront with you, and keep you informed of what happens next. To discuss your specific circumstances in strictest confidence, call us now on 028 7136 6612 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We can help you.

Brendan Kearney & Co. Serving Derry/Londonderry for more than 40 Years

We have been providing the highest quality of criminal defence for more than 40 years. 

Our team regularly assists clients with a broad range of criminal law matters, from low-level charges up to those carrying the most severe consequences. We can help you with:

  • 24 Hour Police Station Attendance
  • Magistrates Court
  • Crown Court
  • County Court Appeals
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court
  • Prison Law
  • Parole Commissioners
  • Inquests & Inquiries

Magistrates Court Defence, Derry/Londonderry

Prosecutions for all offences commence in the Magistrates Court with the vast majority of minor criminal cases being dealt with before a District Judge (formerly a Magistrate). Our solicitors are highly experienced in representing clients in a broad spectrum of criminal matters. We advise and represent clients throughout the course of cases which routinely include entering pleas of guilty, contesting cases and committal proceedings.

Applications for legal aid will be made for those clients who may be entitled to it. Our experience of Magistrate Court cases includes representation of clients for offences such as disorderly behaviour, common assault, more serious assaults, theft, benefit fraud and motoring crimes. We represent clients both in and beyond Derry/Londonderry and will continue to advise clients when considering any appeal.

Crown Court Defence, Derry/Londonderry

Although the majority of criminal cases in Northern Ireland are heard before a District Judge, there are circumstances where the gravity of the offence means that the case will be tried in the Crown Court either with or without a jury. Any persons charged under the Terrorist Legislation will have their case dealt with by a Judge sitting without a jury known as a Diplock Court. In some instances such as theft or relentless assault, clients can elect to have their cases tried before a jury.

Brendan Kearney & Co. Solicitors will assure you of a dedicated, expert and professional approach to what is a trying and uncertain time. In addition to offering representation at trial, we can also advise our clients on what they can expect from the process at each stage of proceedings and the consequences of such. Our service extends to advice and representation when considering appealing against sentence or conviction.

Contact our Criminal Defence Lawyers in Derry/Londonderry

If you need a team of highly specialised criminal defence lawyers fight for your best interests, contact us today. Our solicitors are highly regarded and tenacious lawyers who get results. We will explain everything to you clearly and concisely, to ensure you fully understand how best to proceed.

To discuss the specific circumstances of your case in strictest confidence with a lawyer that can help, call us now on 028 7136 6612 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to getting you the help you need.