Offensive Weapons and Prison Sentences

It is an offence to carry a bladed article or an offensive weapon in a public place without a reasonable excuse. If you possess either on a second occasion then the minimum sentence for a person aged 18 or over is 6 months custody and for a 16 or 17 year old is 4...

At what age can a person be criminalised?

The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is 10 years old.  This is much lower than other countries. For example, the age of criminal responsibility is 14 years old in Germany, 16 years old in Portugal and 18 years old in Luxembourg.  Efforts have been...

Victimless Prosecutions

Recent tragic news has highlighted the Crown Prosecution’s pursuit of so called victimless prosecutions. But what is a victimless prosecution? It is a case either at the police station or proceeding before the Court where the victim is either unknown or unwilling to...

Released Under Investigation

When accused persons are interviewed at the police station they can be released no further action, bailed for further enquiries to be made, released under investigation or charged and bailed or remanded. Until the recent cases when celebrities spent months and years...

SRA Transparency Rules Cost & Service – Motor

Motoring offences Cost & Service: Fixed fee Our crime department is headed up by Steve Morris, Partner, and assisted by a team of professional criminal solicitors and legal clerks. We have over 30 years of experience covering all aspects of Criminal Law, and our...
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