Court Appearances


Appearing in Court is an integral part of any Law Practice and we provide a full service on behalf of our clients by appearing in all Courts and more particularly in The District Court, The Circuit Court and The High Court.

Among the areas covered in respect of Courts are the following:

District Court

A criminal conviction can have very serious implications for a person, therefore it is highly advisable that if you are summonsed to the District Court that you would engage the services of a Solicitor.

At Mellotte O’Carroll Solicitors LLP we deal with all matters coming before the District Court, including the following:

  • Road Traffic Offences:
    • Careless Driving
    • Dangerous Driving
    • Speeding
    • Drink Driving
    • Driving without insurance/ tax/ driver’s licence
  • Public Order Offences
  • Assaults
  • Possession of Drugs/ Weapons

At Mellotte O’Carroll Solicitors LLP we have many years of experience in dealing with an array of District Court cases.

We can advise on all District Court matters such as the summons, the charge, the alleged offence, pleading or contesting and the likely outcomes.

We can also advise you in relation to bail application and lodging appeals to the Circuit Court.

Mellotte O’Carroll Solicitors LLP are members of the criminal free legal aid panel.

If you have been served with a summons or charge sheet to appear in the District Court you can contact our offices to arrange an appointment to discuss the matter.

Please note we attend Athlone, Ballinasloe, Galway and Tuam District Court.


Circuit Court

The areas covered in relation to the Circuit Court include:

  • Civil Claims
  • Personal Injuries Claims
  • Injunctions
  • District Court Appeals
  • Family Law
  • Property Disputes/Succession Claims
  • Licencing

High Court

The areas covered in relation to the High Court include:

  • Civil Claims
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Circuit Court Appeals

At Mellotte O’Carroll Solicitors LLP we have extensive experience in dealing with Court appearances at all levels.   If you have any query in respect of a court appearance or any other legal matter of which we can be of assistance, please contact us by phone on (090) 649 2692 (Athlone) or (090) 967 9377 (Mountbellew) or email us at or use the ‘Contact Us’ section of the website.