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Pepperells launch criminal defence department at West Parade office in Lincoln

Pepperells launch criminal defence department at West Parade office in Lincoln

Pictured left to right: Sonia Bhalla, Jan Povada, Nigel Sloane from Pepperells Solicitors Criminal Defence Team.

LED by Sonia Bhalla, a seasoned criminal defence solicitor known for her tenacity and commitment to justice, the department brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. With a proven track record of successfully defending clients across a spectrum of criminal cases, Sonia Bhalla is dedicated to upholding the rights of individuals and ensuring fair legal proceedings.

Joining her is Jan Povada, an esteemed police station representative renowned for his comprehensive understanding of police procedures and protocols. With his profound knowledge of the criminal justice system, Jan Povada offers invaluable support to clients during police interviews and investigations, ensuring their rights are protected at every step of the process.

"Our expansion into criminal defence law in Lincoln reflects our firm's unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive legal services to our clients," remarked Nigel Sloane, Head of Department at Pepperells. "With Sonia Bhalla and Jan Povada at the helm in Lincoln, we are poised to deliver unparalleled representation to individuals facing criminal charges in Lincolnshire, ensuring that their rights are safeguarded and their voices are heard. Sonia and Jan join a well-established team of professionals supporting clients with their criminal proceedings across East Yorkshire, Humberside and Lincolnshire.

The establishment of the criminal defence department underscores Pepperells dedication to serving the community of Lincoln and beyond. By offering specialised legal assistance in criminal matters, the firm aims to alleviate the stress and uncertainty often associated with navigating the complexities of the legal system.

"I understand the anxiety and uncertainty that can accompany receiving a court summons or being informed that the police or authorities wish to speak to you. At [Your Company Name]'s new criminal defence department on West Parade, we specialise in a whole range of criminal matters, including shop theft, drink driving, assault, and fraud. With our 24-hour phone line service, we're here to provide immediate support and assistance. Our team is prepared to attend police station interviews at short notice, and eligible individuals may even qualify for free advice. Our priority is ensuring that our clients' rights are protected and that they receive the expert legal representation they deserve during challenging times." - Sonia Bhalla, Criminal Defence Solicitor at Pepperells.

"With over 40 years of experience in criminal law, representing clients at both the police station and Crown Court, I understand the critical importance of receiving timely legal advice when facing criminal allegations. If you are arrested, you have an automatic right to free legal advice at the police station. Getting legal advice quickly is paramount to how your case progresses and its ultimate outcome. It's essential to have someone on your side from the outset to protect your rights and ensure a fair process. Many of us can be certain that we haven't committed a crime, but we can never guarantee that no one will accuse us of committing a crime. That's why having expert legal representation is indispensable in safeguarding your interests and securing a fair resolution." - Jan Povada, Police Station Representative at Pepperells.

Clients can expect personalised attention, strategic advocacy, and unwavering support from our team of dedicated legal professionals. Whether facing charges of theft, assault, or more serious offences, Pepperells is committed to securing the best possible outcome for every client.

For more information about the new criminal defence department at our West Parade office or to schedule a consultation, please contact or call 01522 717410.

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