Criminal Law

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Higgins O’Reilly Solicitors provide an experienced and reliable service in all areas of Criminal Defence in Dublin and Nationwide Courts. We provide representation to private clients and we are also on the Criminal Legal Aid Panel for clients who qualify for legal assistance.

People from all walks of life get in trouble with the law every day. The seriousness can vary from relatively minor road traffic and public order matters to cases such as murder or rape. Higgins O’Reilly Solicitors can provide advise and representation in relation to any level of charges brought before the Criminal Courts. 

We recognise the vital importance of prompt and clear advice for any person that finds himself or herself detained as part of an investigation or who has been requested by the Gardai to assist with their enquiries.

In that regard Higgins O’Reilly Solicitors are in a position to attend at Dublin Garda stations in order to assist you. In emergencies we are available out of hours and on weekends.

You can contact us on the following mobile telephone numbers – 086 4017265/ 086 0247333 It is important to note that you should consult with a solicitor at the earliest opportunity as the events that occur at this stage of an investigation can greatly affect matters down the line and in particular at any subsequent trial.

REMEMBER, you have a right to consult with a solicitor before questioning. We strongly recommend you avail of this right. What to do if you are charged with an offence? You should keep safe all paperwork given to you by the Gardai. You should immediately contact us and bring any Charge Sheets or summonses to our office. You should keep a record of what has happened being careful to record times and dates. We will arrange for a consultation to plan the best strategy for your defence. We will arrange for a solicitor to attend court and speak on your behalf and arrange for bail etc. In that regard all of our solicitors have considerable advocacy experience.

We understand that being charged with a crime can be a stressful experience for our clients and their families. We always deal with cases professionally and discreetly, and will at all stages seek to protect, where possible, the privacy of our clients from media exposure.

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Melanie joined the firm in 2008 and formed the partnership  with Alice O’Reilly in January 2012, changing the firm’s name to Higgins O’Reilly Solicitors. The firm opened its second branch office in Leixlip, Co. Kildare in 2013, which Melanie heads up. 

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