Free Legal Aid & Representation in Dublin

Free Legal Aid in Garda Stations and Court

We are based near to the Criminal Court Building on Parkgate Street and we provide legal advice under the Free Legal Aid Scheme in Dublin and its surrounding areas. In addition to our work in the Criminal Justice building, we also represent clients at all of the Garda Stations in Dublin as well as the district courts including Tallaght District Court, the Criminal Courts of Justice, Blanchardstown District Court, The Bridewell Courts, Naas District Court and Dun Laoghaire District Court.  We have a network of associates that ensures that we can provide representation for criminal matters throughout Ireland.

Free Legal Aid Emergency No:

+353 87 906 0133

Ask about your entitlement to Free Legal Aid

Free Legal Aid for Social Welfare Recipients & People on Low Income

Where a person is detained or arrested by the Gardai, free legal representation is usually available for individuals who are getting Social Welfare payments or persons in employment whose earnings are less than €20,316 per year before tax. The scheme under which these payments are paid is known as the Garda Station Legal Advice Revised Scheme.

Garda Station Free Legal Advice Scheme

The Garda Station Legal Advice Revised Scheme also provides for payments to solicitors in respect of Extension Hearings held in the District Court where the Gardaí wish to extend the time limit for holding suspects under the Offences Against the State Acts, the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 or under the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

Cahir O’Higgins


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Kingsbridge House,
17-22 Parkgate Street,
Dublin 8,

Office:+353 1 874 4744
Fax:+353 1 874 4745
Emergency Mobile:
+353 87 906 0133

Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9-5
24 Phone Emergency Service Available