Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who will represent me?

John Bougher is a sole practitioner so you will be dealing with the same person for your appointments and court proceedings.

Have you any experience with my type of case?

John Bougher has over 30 years experience with an extensive range of criminal matters.

Are you a Barrister or Solicitor?

John Bougher is both a Barrister and a Solicitor, meaning he can deal directly with you as your Solicitor and appear for you in court as your Barrister.

If I get questioned by the police in relation to an alleged offence what information am I obliged to give them?

You have the right to remain silent apart from giving your correct name and address and you can request a telephone call which can be made to your lawyer. One exception – you are required if asked by a police officer to give details as best you can recall of who was driving the vehicle at a particular time.

How much do you charge?

The initial consultation is free of charge, and if you engage with our services we will discuss whether or not you need or qualify for legal aid to assist with your likely fees. Otherwise we will discuss the fee arrangement and the likelihood of recovering costs if you go to trial and are found not guilty.

What information do I need to bring to my appointment?

You will need to bring any court documents you have received relating to your alleged offence and any other documents you consider relevant.

If I want representation for minor traffic matters such as a speeding offence or an extraordinary license can you represent me?

No, but if you wish we can refer you to another appropriate lawyer.

Can someone attend my appointment (partner, parent, other relative or friend) with me?

You are welcome to bring someone else to your appointment.

Please Make Contact to arrange your free initial consultation.