A cross-examination intervenes when the opposite party in a trial wants the offender to make a testimony in the court of law, as soon as he/she already offered the evidence in “chief”.
An indictment represents an official document created by the authorities in UK, where there are mentioned the accusations made for an offender. Such document will be presented in the court of law when the hearings in a trial begin.
Children or mentally ill minors who have been a witness in a criminal offence are subject to a different kind of procedure in the court of law. Their statement can be considered if it will weigh in the course of the trial.
An offence where physical harm has been done and where a person has deceased is considered severe and is punished in accordance with the rules and regulations in UK, where the criminal can receive 10 to 14 years of imprisonment.
Involuntary manslaughter is different from the voluntary one and refers to the situation where a person murders someone without the intention to kill. Our defence solicitors in London can provide legal support in cases of involuntary manslaughter.
The Newton hearing is a special legal procedure in UK which is used when the defence pleads guilty of varied facts which are different from the accusations of the prosecution in the court of law.
Individuals who have committed crimes in the UK and who have been convicted or punished will have a criminal record. The Criminal Records Bureau in UK offers access to the criminal record of a person due to the disclosure services.
According to the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the cases of very serious offences can be reopened, if new evidence is presented. This can happen when an offender already received a conviction.
According to the Bail Act 1976, individuals accused and found guilty of crimes should expect the verdict at any moment. But if the magistrates will postpone the decision, the offender can apply for bail.
A spent conviction refers to the rehabilitation period which expired at a certain point. This applies to custodial sentences, convictions for offences in the armed forces, fines, cautions or findings.