Representation for Serious Offences in UK

Updated on Sunday 18th June 2017

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Persons who are accused of committing any act considered a serious offence, according to the legislation of United Kingdom, have all the rights to contact a defence solicitor in London. One should know that starting 2008 the common law in England changed with a new provision which came in force that year, called The Serious Crime Act 2007. This transformed the legislation by creating new procedures in order to prevent and to discourage crime, to prevent fraud by any mean and any other relations which could conduct to serious offences. You should know that our solicitors in London can provide assistance in a case like this, if you are involved in one. 

Also, under the Serious Crime Act enter the serious offences, prohibited by the legislation. A serious offence is either one mentioned in the Schedule 1 of Serious Crime Act or one that the court decides if is serious enough to be treated accordingly. Any person who is accused of committing an act which the legislation in the UK frames it as a serious offence can solicit help from our team of criminal defence solicitors in London who can assist you in the case.

Classification of serious offences

You should know that, according to the guide of CPS (Crown Prosecution Service), serious offences are classified under 13 headings (Class A to Class J as per Class Order). Below you can see the classification as follows:

•    drug traffic;
•    human traffic;
•    arm traffic;
•    prostitution (including child prostitution and child sex);
•    armed robbery;
•    fraud;
•    money laundering;
•    revenue offences and tax evasion;
•    bribery and corruption offences;
•    blackmail;
•    counterfeiting;
•    environment offences;
•    intellectual property offences.

Also, any attempt, conspire action, encouragement or assistance (including aid or support) is considered a serious offence and it is included under the disposal of the Serious Crime Act. People involved in the above mentioned serious offence cases should know they can request legal representation from our criminal solicitors in London in assisting the case with recommendations and solutions to their problems. Our lawyers can negotiate all the terms and particularities of the case in order to obtain the proper solution for you.

Drug offences in the UK

People charged and kept in custody for drug possession have the legal right to ask for representation in the court of law. Our team of defence solicitors in London can provide you with support in this matter and can offer guidance when applying for bail. If the criminal record is clear and no other serious offences have been registered, any individual with drug offences accusations can be released from custody under specific bail conditions. We remind that you need complete support and legal advice in the court of law at the first hearing in your case. If you are an individual who owns an authorization for the legal drugs in the UK as stipulated in the Drug Misuse Act, you need to present the documents if a police officer or a supreme authority requires such thing.

Fraud offences in the UK

Fraud in the UK is considered a serious offence and can be punished in accordance with the gravity of the consequences. Fraud means obtaining all kinds of benefits by using illegal methods. The cyber crimes are also considered serious offences which enter in the fraud category. The purpose of failing to disclose information although it is a legal duty of a person in a particular situation is considered a fraud act. If you find yourself accused of fraud offences, it is best to get in touch with our criminal defence lawyers in London for legal assistance in this matter. They have a vast experience in serious offence cases and can offer legal advice and support in our situation, by adopting a suitable defence approach in front of the magistrates, in order to obtain the best possible result.

Corruption offences in the UK

Corruption is considered a serious offence in the UK, with a major implication in different sectors or areas of interests. Corruption involves all sorts of money proposals or favours or public persons with an important impact on the society. People accused of corruption in the UK must ask for legal advice and complete representation from our solicitors in London who can also represent the witnesses involved in such severe case and who can negotiate with the prosecuting authorities if the situation is complex.

We invite you to watch the video below for a better understanding of the legal services we can offer in serious offence cases in UK:

If you need representation in a serious offence case, please contact our team of defence solicitors in London.


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