How to Prepare for a Crown Court Case in UK

Updated on Tuesday 20th September 2016

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A suitable Crown Court case arrangement will guarantee the complete recording of the major decisions, besides reducing trial issues that might appear. In the same area, the case preparations involve high quality values, in order to receive positive results. Our defence solicitors in London will properly analyze your case and will offer suitable legal assistance if you are implicated in a Crown Court trial.


Major steps in preparing the Crown Court case in UK

First of all, the criminal lawyer in London will properly analyze your situation and will take into consideration the proof, besides creating the case around the first charges. It is good to know that prosecutors will consider the declarations of witnesses on whom the prosecution will rely at the hearing, excluding inadmissible and not probative evidence. Difficult cases are usually going at the Crown Court in UK and can be managed within four weeks, in order to set out the best practice and to give guidance to prosecutors and investigators. Verifying the evidence and listening to the witnesses’ statements are major steps when preparing the Crown Court case in the UK.

The criminal solicitor in London will manage the interviews with the suspects and witnesses, in order to ensure the relevance and the proper structure for a better presentation in the Crown Court. Admission of material to the defendant must be made in an operative and time efficient method. The defence solicitor will not take into consideration all the documents the prosecution holds upon the case, and will prepare the evidence as early as possible. The judge has the possibility to intervene in functional case management to guarantee that the process of disclosure is not affected in any matter. In cases before the Crown Court, the solicitor in London has the possibility to ask the judge for indications regarding the maximum punishment that would be enforced, if the defendant decides to plead guilty.

Trial implications

In offering an advance verdict indication, the magistrate is limited to the maximum sentence that she or he could enforce, if the guilty plea entered at that stage of proceedings. This important stage means that the indicated verdict may contain a reduction for an offender guilty plea. The trial implies the following procedure:

•    defence witnesses statement;
•    guidelines for the prosecution who opens and sums up the case at the Crown Court;
•    counsel for defence who also reviews the case;
•    summing up to the jury, in order to return with a verdict.

When closing the prosecution case, the defence lawyer has the possibility to make a suggestion to the judge, in case of a missing jury, regarding the absent evidence upon which a rational jury, suitably focused, could decide upon a verdict.

Please feel free to contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in London, if you are dealing with a Crown Court case in the UK.