Understanding Criminal Law in Ireland

At Michael Kelleher Solicitors, we have a combined experience of over thirty-five years in criminal defence work, operating primarily in the main Dublin Courts, including the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ) and regional courts. This experience has provided us with a deep understanding of the criminal law system in Ireland.

The Basics of Criminal Law

Criminal Law is a body of rules and statutes that defines conduct prohibited by the government because it threatens and harms public safety and welfare, and that establishes punishment to be imposed for the commission of such acts. It is a fundamental aspect of any legal system, aiming to maintain order, protect individuals, and uphold societal norms.

In Ireland, the criminal law system can be intricate and complex, but it’s crucial for every citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is the key to understanding your rights and obligations, and most importantly, to ensuring your protection under the law.

Levels of Criminal Defence Work

At Michael Kelleher Solicitors, our solicitors have experience of criminal defence work at every level. This spans from minor District Court criminal prosecutions, including road traffic matters, to serious offences tried in the Circuit Criminal Court, the Central Criminal Court, Court of Appeal Criminal Division, and Supreme Court.

Facing an allegation of criminal conduct can be distressing. It can be a trying time for the accused and their families. It is therefore crucial to have competent, empathetic, and experienced representation to guide you through the process.

Reach Out to Us

Should you find yourself in such a situation, we strongly encourage you to contact us to make an appointment to discuss your case as soon as possible. Remember, every case is unique and requires a tailored approach. At Michael Kelleher Solicitors, we are dedicated to providing reliable advice and exceptional representation to guide you through every step of the legal process.