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Criminal Legal Aid

Staunton Caulfield & Co. has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the criminal justice system, ranging from minor offences in the District Court to serious offences in the Circuit Criminal Court and the Central Criminal Court.

If you are charged with a criminal offence in Ireland, you may be entitled to free criminal legal aid.

Staunton Caulfield & Co. is on the Criminal Legal Panel nationwide.

All criminal cases in Ireland start in either the District Court or the Special Criminal Court. The majority of cases start in the District Court; it is at this stage that you are entitled to apply for legal aid. For more information on legal aid, click here.

We attend District Courts nationwide, including the following:

  • Harristown District Court (at Castlerea Prison)
  • Castlerea District Court
  • Ballaghaderreen District Court
  • Roscommon District Court
  • Strokestown District Court
  • Athlone District Court
  • Longford District Court
  • Tuam District Court
  • Galway District Court

The above is not an exhaustive list. We can offer expert advice and representation in Courts throughout the country, and can apply for legal aid on your behalf.

If you have a question about legal aid and whether you might be eligible, please contact us on 094 96 20008 or email us at to discuss your application for legal aid.