If you are charged or summonsed with a criminal offence your first appearance will always be at the Magistrates Court.
Depending on the offence(s) that you are charged with will depend where your case can or will eventually end up (i.e. stay at the Magistrates Court or go to the Crown Court).
McKenzies can help you at this stage. We will first assess whether you are entitled to Legal Aid and then we will advise you about the offences which you are charged with. This initial stage is carried out during a free consultation with no obligation.