At Evan Moore Solicitors we represent both Legal Aid (public funding) clients and privately funded clients when Legal Aid is not available. No matter how your case is funded our pledge to you is that you will receive the same level of service and advice.
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO FREE ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION AT THE POLICE STATION
You are entitled to free advice and representation at the police station if you have been arrested or asked to attend on a voluntary basis and the police want to interview you under caution. The advice and assistance is free regardless of the offence and your financial circumstances.
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We operate a 24-hour emergency advice and assistance if you have been arrested. You can call us on 07498 058 138.
WE CAN ADVISE AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATON FOR YOU
Public funding i.e. Legal aid will depend on the offence you have been charged with and your financial circumstances.
The Legal Aid Agency will determine whether your case meets the interest of justice test i.e. whether your liberty, job, reputation, language difficulties, mental health issues and whether you intend to contest the case will be considered to determine whether you qualify for legal aid. We can assess on your behalf whether you qualify or not.
The legal aid agency will also look at your financial circumstances. If you receive benefits they will passport you and you will qualify. If you earn more than the threshold a contribution may be applied but this will depend on your income and outgoings.
If you don’t qualify we offer a fixed fee arrangement to ensure that your legal costs don’t spiral out of control.
Contact us so we can assess whether you qualify for public funding.