Legislation Related to Serious Offences in UK

Updated on Friday 23rd September 2016

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Serious offences like fraud, arm traffic, blackmail, money laundering, bribery, armed robbery, prostitution or counterfeiting are severely punished in the UK. The Serious Crime Act 2007 came into force in 2008 with new provisions, and all individuals accused for committing serious offences have the legal right to ask for help and guidance from our defence solicitors in London.


Defence for serious offences in the UK

Individuals involved in fraud or crime cases should know that they can obtain guidance and legal assistance from our criminal defence lawyers in London.  The serious offence is stipulated in the Schedule 1 of the Serious Crime Act 2007. The Crown Court can also decide if the crime is serious enough to fall under the same law. If you are accused of tax evasion, money laundering, human traffic or corruption, you can be properly counseled by one of our criminal solicitors in London.

In corruption cases, even if you are only investigated without being sentenced, the defence solicitor will provide you with complete guidance and assistance, right at the police station interviews, until the crown court trial. Having serious evidence of your guiltlessness and suitable information upon your case will lead to a better court confrontation, with positive result.

What are crime prevention orders?

The UK High Court of Justice has the possibility to create serious crime prevention orders that imply restrictions, bans and significant terms where it has rational foundations to believe that the order will protect the public by averting or disrupting the individual implied in a serious crime act in the UK. The weight of evidence of these matters is on the individual applying for the order on the balance of possibilities. The prevention orders are enforced to persons of 18 or more, by the Serious Fraud Agency in the UK.

A serious crime prevention order refers to the civil injunction where crimes are punished with six months detention or with a fine. If the Crown Court has decided upon the conviction, the individual can receive a five year detention and indefinite fine for serious crimes. A prevention order is authorized if the person has legal representation at the trial, or has received a notification in that matter.
Please do take into consideration that the Serious Crime Act 2015 has introduced new modifications.

Our team of criminal solicitors in London can offer information about the Serious Crime Act and its important changes, besides legal representation in a Crown Court, so please feel free to contact us.


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