Criminal Law Service

Criminal Law

Chris Peace of the Criminal Defence Department here at Peace Legal has been committed to giving a voice to the people of Barnsley and the Dearne Valley for over 30 years. We represent anyone who seeks our help in a matter before the Criminal Courts or under investigation by the Police without prejudice or judgement and in the strictest of confidence.

Find out what our Criminal Law service consists of

Dog Related Offences

We understand that the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is a complex and niche area of law that often sees people of impeccable character in criminal proceedings because of the behaviour, or anticipated behaviour, of their beloved pet dog. Chris will be able to give you specialist advice and a pro-active defence.

Drugs Offences

Whether you wish to plead guilty and have us do damage limitation or you are not guilty and need the strongest defence preparing, you need Chris Peace on your side. He will go through the matter in great detail and look for any available defences, if there is no defence he will be honest and realistic with you of what lies ahead. If you have to plead guilty then he will ensure your case is presented to the Court in the best possible light.

Firearms Offences

Possession of a firearm without a certificate, or misuse of firearms, are considered highly serious offences, carrying sentences ranging from a fine up to 10 years imprisonment. If you’re being investigated or prosecuted, Chris will guide you through the issues all the way.


The term harassment is used to cover the ‘causing alarm or distress’ offences under Section 2 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and also the ‘putting people in fear of violence’ offences under Section 4 of the PHA. Chris will review your case thoroughly and advise whether you have any defence.

Police Station Representation

If you or a loved one are due to attend the police station, you need to be represented. Call Chris to arrange for him to attend with you.

Murder & Manslaughter

If you are being investigated or charged with murder or manslaughter, you need Chris Peace on your side.


Fraud investigations are like no other criminal investigation so it’s important that you get the right fraud solicitor from the beginning.

Assault Offences

Chris Peace can deal with a range of assault offences including ABH, assault on a police constable, assault with intent to resist arrest, common assault and GBH.

Sexual Offence

It’s no secret that being investigated for or charged with, a sexual offence is one of the most traumatic experiences you and your family can go through. Chris will be by your side all the way. We firmly believe that access to a specialist sexual offence solicitor from the outset is crucial in defending allegations of sexual offences. If you, or someone you care about, is being accused of a sexual offence, please contact us for legal advice and a confidential discussion about how we can help.

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Peace Legal Solicitors Call: 01226 341 111