Fahy Bambury are one of Ireland’s leading specialist criminal law firms with a well-established history of representation in cases which have shaped the criminal law landscape in Ireland. We pride ourselves on delivering unwaveringly sound, professional and expeditious legal guidance to our clients in the private sector and those covered by the criminal legal aid scheme.


With a deep understanding of the intricacies of criminal law in Ireland, we provide defence representation in a wide array of matters from minor public order and road traffic offences offenses to serious crimes such as murder, sexual offences and financial crime. We also provide expert advice and guidance on extradition proceedings and judicial review applications.


We operate a dedicated, round-the-clock emergency service, ensuring that clients facing arrest and detention by An Garda Síochána receive immediate expert advice and representation. We actively advocate for our clients during Gardaí interviews and stand resolutely by their side throughout periods of custodial confinement.


We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to listen carefully to our clients’ concerns, goals, and priorities. We are committed to developing customised legal strategies that are tailored to our clients’ specific needs and objectives. Our mission is not only to secure the best possible outcome for our clients but also to ensure that their rights are protected and that they receive fair treatment under the law.


When do I need to contact a Criminal Defence Solicitor?

If you or a family member have any questions in relation to a criminal allegation please do not hesitate in contacting our office. We specialise is vast array of criminal defence matters and will always provide you with professional and informed advice.

Am I entitled to Free Criminal Legal Aid?

When considering a Legal Aid Application the Court will not only consider your income, they will also consider your outgoings and dependants in determining suitability. We are happy to assist clients in both private and Legal Aid cases.

What do I do if I’m arrested and taken to a Garda Station?

Should you be arrested it is very important to you get legal advice.  We have a 24/7 hour emergency phone number that all Garda Stations in Dublin have on their system. Our Solicitors are available to offer urgent assistance and advice.

I have received a charge sheet or a summons. What do I do?

If you have received a summons or a charge sheet you will have to attend Court on a date outlined on the document. We advise that you contact a solicitor in advance of the Court date, to arrange for representation  at Court and provide you with initial advice.

I need legal advice. How can I speak to a Solicitor?

Should you need advice, our office can arrange an physical or virtual consultation with a Solicitor. Often clients are anxious and worried when they need legal representation. Therefore, we will always try to arrange for an expedited  consultation prior to the Court appearance.

What can I expect to happen when I go to Court?

When you instruct our office you will always be represented by a member of our team or an instructed Barrister. Our representative will request full disclosure from the State and advise you accordingly upon receipt of the disclosure. You will also be thoroughly advised at all stages of the stages of the proceedings.

What do I need to do in order to apply for Bail?

For most cases the Gardai will not object to Bail and you will not be required to provide any money upfront.  When the State object to Bail the Court can consider fixing cash Bail or by way of an independent surety. We can apply for Bail on your behalf  and assist with completing any relevant paperwork.

I have to appear in Court for a Drink Driving case. What should I do?

Drink and Drug Driving cases are often very technical and it is important that you instruct a Solicitor as soon as possible. Once you arrange a consultation we can discuss in detail the options available, including the possibility of instructing a specialist Drink/Drug driving Barrister.

How much will it cost to instruct a Criminal Defence Solicitor?

In the majority of Criminal Cases the Court will assign Legal Aid to a Solicitor. A statement of means will have to be furnished to the Court  and the Judge will consider the application based on your income and outgoings. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, we can also represent clients privately.

If I get convicted in the district court can I appeal?

Should you receive a conviction in the District Court and you are not happy with the outcome we can ensure that appeal Bail is fixed. You have an absolute right to appeal to the Circuit Court. We can assist with the relevant paperwork and represent you at the Appeal.

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