Criminal Law Solicitors
The Criminal Law department at Hassett Considine, Solicitors is headed by Daragh Hassett, Partner. Daragh is one of the lead criminal defence practitioners in the West of Ireland and has for almost twenty years defended criminal cases in the District Court, Circuit Court and the Central Criminal Court.
Members of the public have a perception that they may never have to interact with a Garda investigation. This is far from accurate as nowadays people from all walks of life can find themselves arrested or charged with a criminal offence. In Ireland every citizen is innocent until proven guilty and we pride ourselves on our vigorous representation before the courts.
We recognise that if a person has been arrested or is under investigation by the Gardaí or has been asked to attend at the Garda Station to make a statement that they don’t necessarily have the financial resources to pay for legal representation. Hassett Considine, Solicitors are happy to defend a case on a legal aid basis if it is appropriate. We deal with all criminal cases from minor road traffic offences to very serious criminal cases returned to the Central Criminal Court.
The firm are lead defence solicitors in relation to drink and drug driving matters. Daragh Hassett in particular has vast experience of successfully defending these matters. We are very often favoured with referrals from colleagues who don’t specialise in criminal law. It is a complex area of law where the odds are firmly stacked against the driver and where a successful prosecution by the Gardaí can lead to dire and life changing consequences for the driver.
In all criminal law matters it is vital that you would place your faith in the hands of solicitors with a proven track record and experience in the area.