Being held in custody by the police is a daunting prospect for anyone. The police will often suggest that you will just be “helping with enquiries” or that they only want to “hear your side of the story”. They may also suggest that asking for a solicitor may mean that you stay in custody for a longer period of time. These claims are untrue. The simple reason you would be under arrest is because the police believe you have committed an offence and they want to gain evidence to use against you. Our representative will be able to fight your corner and will be at police the station within 45mins (or will be available on the phone immediately) to advise you as to the best course of action.
A significant portion of the clients represented by us at the police station never face criminal charges and never have to go to court. Our 24hour police station emergency number is 07889 722 999.
Whether you or a loved one have been charged, summonsed or are surrendering to court, our skilled and experienced advocates are available to represent you at magistrates’ courts nationwide from Monday to Saturday and on bank holidays.
We offer expert specialist advice and representation for the entire spectrum of criminal offences and associated matters (such as road traffic offences, extradition, ASBO applications, closure order applications, variation of court orders, and courts martial).
We offer expert specialist advice and representation for all types of hearings involved in criminal proceedings (including bail applications, trials and sentencing). Our firm prides itself on its proven ability to significantly improve the outcome of our clients’ case.
We offer advice at all stages of the proceedings, from advice at the police station, representation at the magistrates’ court and at the High Court. Through caring, experience and expert legal knowledge we have helped many clients successful extradition, leaving them free to continue to enjoy the lives they have built.
Not all criminal solicitor firms are familiar with the particular demands of extradition work, which can be extensive. If you are facing extradition proceedings it is critical that you secure the correct advice and representation at the earliest possible stage. We are able to advise and represent you throughout your case to help you to secure the best possible outcome.
We provide you with crucial advice identifying any procedural and legal defects in the prosecution against you together with advising you as to whether you have a defence to the offence itself. Regardless of your position, we will ensure that you know where you stand and arm you with the advice and representation you need to make an informed choice as to how to proceed and to put that choice into effect.
If you or a loved one have received a summons or have been charged to go to court then please contact us on 020 7036 0414 or by email at email@example.com or via our online enquiry form for a free initial assessment.
If you plead not guilty we will analyse the prosecution case against you and, where necessary, instruct experts on your behalf. We will inform you and any defence witnesses you may have about the court process and what to expect.
If you plead guilty we will help you prepare for your sentence hearing ensuring that all mitigating circumstances are brought to the court’s attention. We will present character evidence and negotiate an appropriate basis of plea on your behalf.
The work of our serious and complex crime solicitors normally involves cases at the crown court, Court of Appeal and High Court. This will generally fall into the category of ‘major and complex crimes’ or ‘serious fraud offences’.
We have links with an extensive network of specialist barristers. We are also able to offer the services of solicitors with rights of audience in the crown court to represent you at court if you prefer. This means that the perfect advocate will always be found to suit your particular circumstances.
We strongly believe that frequent communication and consultation between the entire legal team (of which our client is the most important part) is always in our client’s best interests and we are happy to facilitate this.
If you or a loved one are a defendant in a case going to the crown court then please contact us on 020 7036 0414 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our online enquiry form for a free initial assessment.
Our Serious and Complex Crime lawyers are experienced in dealing with the most serious and complex frauds cases alleging offences such as:
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Money laundering
- Cash seizure, restraint and confiscation
- Tax investigations
- Regulatory investigations
We know how stressful a fraud investigation is to you, your family and your business. We will do everything possible to secure the best possible outcome. Our reputation, experience and success is recognised throughout the profession and this is why most of our cases come from people who have been referred to us by previous clients. This is because we combine a friendly and professional service that is specifically designed for you, we years of legal expertise, experience and technical ability.
If you are facing an investigation by any of these enforcement authorities, we can help:
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Financial Conduct Authority
- Serious Fraud Office
- Department for Business Innovation and Skills
- National Crime Agency
- Crown Prosecution Serious Casework Section
- Other regulatory bodies
Be it a matter of facing the prospect of an interview by one of the above agencies, being the subject of court proceedings or having an order made freezing your assets, we know from experience that early interventions in these matters can make all the difference.
If you or your business is the subject of investigation by any of the authorities mentioned above then please contact us on 020 7036 0414 or by email at email@example.com or via our online enquiry form for a free initial assessment.
Actions against the police and other authorities
It is the authorities` job to lawfully justify your arrest, detention and prosecution. They are also only allowed to use reasonable force in arresting and detaining you. They must not act in a discriminatory way towards you. You may be entitled to substantial compensation if they fail to justify their actions against you, or cause you significant personal injury.
We provide advice and representation to those;
• assaulted, wrongfully arrested, falsely imprisoned or maliciously prosecuted by the police;
• unlawfully detained due to mistakes made by the courts and the Prison Service;
• assaulted by prison staff or other inmates whilst in prison.
We also provide advice and representation for inquest proceedings in relation to deaths in custody.
Our solicitor Daniel Rubinstein has over twenty years` experience in taking forward complaints and civil claims for damages against the police and other authorities. He has acted for individuals who have been ill treated at the hands of the police or who have been wrongly caught up in the criminal justice system. Where you have a claim it will always be pursued diligently and proactively. We have a high degree of success obtaining apologies, compensation, and other remedies for our clients. Here are some of the services that we are able to offer:
It may also be the case that you have been held too long in prison or court as a result of staff failures. You may be able to claim compensation for the time you were wrongly detained.