The Serious Crime Act 2015

Updated on Sunday 18th September 2016

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One of the most important laws in the UK, the Serious Crime Act 2015 was intended to reinforce the criminal justice process by attacking breaches in child mistreatment, cruelty regulation, and many others. Our defence solicitors in London are well prepared and can offer legal assistance for individuals involved in serious crimes.


Short overview about the Serious Crime Act 2015

The modifications to the proceeds of crime legislation came into force in June 2015, and imply for the first time the right for third parties to join in confiscation measures and authorize magistrates to agree on how much of an asset the defendant possesses before making a confiscation order. The Act offers third parties’ privileges to make entitlements over assets during proceedings, to assign receivers discharging those assets, if they have not been given a rational chance to do so before.

Regarding the organised and gang related crimes, the Serious Crime Act 2015 improves the ability of the law enforcement agencies to accuse the individuals responsible for organised crimes, including written contract or packages delivers. These kinds of serious offences are punished with a five year maximum detention in the UK. The criminal lawyer in London will properly analyze your case, in order to offer suitable legal assistance and guidance.

Child protection laws

An important part of the Serious Crime Act 2015 brought essential modifications to children protection laws regarding:

•    sexual exploitation of children instead of child pornography and prostitution; this part also refers to children under 18 who are forced to sell sex in the street;
•    the introduction of a new offence that blames an adult who badly communicates with a child, in order to receive sexual satisfaction;
•    child cruelty that refers to offences that can cause physical damages.

Do take into consideration that being accused of serious crimes is a significant matter and can have severe consequences. In this case, you can ask for help and legal assistance from our criminal defence solicitors in London.

What significant changes brought the Serious Crime Act 2015?

The Serious Crime Act 2015 was created on the existing criminal and civil law, in order to guarantee that the police and other law prosecution organizations can continue efficiently to follow, interrupt and bring to justice serious and organized offenders. The act has also proposed significant measures to improve the security of vulnerable children and women.

If you need additional information about the Serious Crime Act 2015 and its new modifications, you can contact our team of defence solicitors in London.