Criminal Law

If you need advice on a criminal case, contact:

John G. Murphy



In Ireland, there are two types of court cases – civil actions and criminal prosecutions.


Civil actions are taken by individuals against other individuals or organisations where alleged damage has been done and either monetary damages or other forms of restitution are sought.


Criminal prosecutions on the other hand, are taken by the State, usually through the Director of Public Prosecutions.  They generally deal with unlawful actions, such as murder, assault, theft and road traffic offences.  The aim of the criminal law is to punish, usually through a jail sentence or a fine.


At John A. Sinnott & Co. Solicitors, we can assist you with all stages of a criminal prosecution from providing advice prior to attendance at a Garda Station, advice whilst in Garda custody, bail applications and representation at Court.  We will aim to make the process as stress-free as possible for you and will be there to guide and help you every step along the way. 


If you have any query, contact us in confidence.