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The Admissibility of an Expert Witness in UK

November 26, 2018

The expert evidence is necessary in the court of law in certain cases in which particular things must be explained in front of the authorities. An expert witness can be helpful because he/she has enough knowledge in his/her area and can explain specific matters related to the case. 

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The Right to Remain Silent - What Happens in a Criminal Proceeding?

November 15, 2018

The innocence of an individual accused of crimes in UK stands still until, in a criminal proceeding, the culpability is demonstrated by the prosecution. The right to remain silent is a fundamental principle granted for persons accused of crimes in UK, meaning that the offender doesn’t need to declare if he/she is guilty of crimes or not.

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How to Appeal a New Charge While in Prison

July 27, 2018

Offenders in UK who are found guilty of another crime while in prison have the right to appeal the new charge. Our criminal defence solicitors in London have a wide experience in appeal cases and can offer complete legal support for offenders accused of crimes.

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When Is an Offender Released on License in UK?

July 16, 2018

The UK authorities can issue four types of licenses also called Release on Temporary License (ROTL) for the prisoners who, according to the law, can be released from prison for a settled period of time.

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Breach of a Restraining Order

June 17, 2018

Restraining or protective orders are issued for individuals who were accused of violent behavior, whether in the family or in public. Victims of violent acts in UK are protected by the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

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What is a Restraining Order in UK?

June 12, 2018

Restraining orders in  UK  are issued for persons who had troubles with the law and who at a certain point had a bad misconduct in the public. The restraining order will be established for a particular period of time.

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What Recall to Prison Means in UK?

May 14, 2018

Offenders who served prison for a particular period of time and are then released on parole can be recalled to prison if they break the conditions of the liberation.

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What is Police Entrapment in UK?

May 8, 2018

The entrapment represents a set-up which might arise when police officers use pressure and all sorts of methods to encourage someone to commit a serious offence.

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Defence for Unlawful Killings in UK

April 24, 2018

The unlawful killings involve crimes in which a person kills another one. Murders in UK are criminal offences for which the offenders can face imprisonment. In the UK applicable law, there are particular definitions for unlawful killings.

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Defence for Outraging Public Decency

April 12, 2018

First of all, it is good to know that outraging public decency is considered an offence, especially by the spectators who are witnesses to such inappropriate behavior.  

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Private and Public Hearings in UK

March 30, 2018

Hearings of cases in the court of law in UK can be public or private, with members part of the general public or not. Depending on the type of case, whether serious or not, the magistrate can decide on the hearings.

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How Suspects are Presented in Media in UK

March 24, 2018

Having access to top technology linked to media can be, at certain points, the proper help when looking for suspects on the loose. Press nowadays has enough resources to present details about particular crimes and the accused persons involved.

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How to Appeal the Accusations While in Custody in UK

February 21, 2018

Offenders who are in prison and who are found guilty of other offences have the right to appeal the sentence while in custody. Because this is a serious situation, a proper legal support is suggested for further actions regarding the appeal.

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Who Can Claim Criminal Injury Compensation

February 11, 2018

According to the criminal law in UK, the victims of violent crimes have the right to ask for compensations. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) in UK is the governmental institution which verifies such cases.

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Gun crime in London on the rise. What are the main drivers?

January 26, 2018

The highest number of gun crime offences in London, in the last five years, was registered in 2017, accounting for 2,542 cases that represent 44% more than in 2014, according to the Metropolitan Police. More than half of the offenders were aged 25 or under while 30% of the victims were in the same category of age.

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The Intention to Commit a Crime in UK

January 17, 2018

Among the roles of magistrates in the court of law in UK, we mention the task of determining whether a criminal had the intention of committing a crime or not. 

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How DNA Evidence is Used in the Court of Law in UK

January 9, 2018

The criminal justice system in UK considers the DNA evidence in any cases where crimes are involved. This is how a criminal can be detected or a victim identified.

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How to Report the Benefit Fraud in UK

December 28, 2017

The benefit fraud is considered a serious offence for which countries worldwide are trying to find out solutions to stop such issues. In UK, fraud is met in a wide range of forms, but persons who detect in time a crime like this can address to the authorities in charge.

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What are Either Way Offences Defined by the Law in UK?

December 13, 2017

Either way offences in UK can be dealt whether in the Crown Court or the Magistrates’ Court. These crimes can be both serious or less serious and in a general way are linked to the level of damage caused to the community.

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The Legal Procedure for Voluntary Bills of Indictment in UK

The Legal Procedure for Voluntary Bills of Indictment in UK image November 21, 2017

If a process in which an offender is judged is considered inappropriate, this can be subject to a voluntary bill of indictment meaning that the individual can face a new trial with magistrates and a jury.

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Conditions for Issuing a Criminal Confiscation Order

Conditions for Issuing a Criminal Confiscation Order image November 14, 2017

Confiscation orders in UK imply persons who have committed offences, have been found guilty and who must pay for the crimes made. One must know that there are certain rules that stand at the base of issuing a confiscation order.

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What Happens if You Obtain Evidence Illegally?

What Happens if You Obtain Evidence Illegally? image September 27, 2017

There are cases where evidence is obtained under torture or other similar conditions, and such behavior is considered against the law and punished in accordance.

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Defence in Cases of Voluntary Manslaughter

Defence in Cases of Voluntary Manslaughter image September 9, 2017

Voluntary manslaughter involves killing someone without premeditation or intention to murder, which is in many cases considered a crime of passion. This is a serious offence and a person found guilty of voluntary manslaughter can serve imprisonment.

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Custodial Sentences in UK

Custodial Sentences in UK image August 28, 2017

The custodial sentences are judicial and refer to varied punishments for both young or adult criminals, like a fixed custody for the offender who is detained in prison or in special centers.

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Legal Representation for Criminal Damage

Legal Representation for Criminal Damage image August 16, 2017

The criminal damage is considered an offence, and it is banned by the law. It represents a situation where a person destroys his/her own or someone’s property or belongings from varied reasons. 

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