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Governed by section 24 and Code G of PACE, arrests must follow a number of rules to be legal and legitimate. GQS Solicitors has a number of trained lawyers and police station representatives on hand to provide you with detailed advice at the earliest stages
When being interviewed it is important to remain calm and seek expert advice. GQS Solicitors has a wealth of experience in assisting and advising in police interviews to ensure the best result for you.
WHY SOME CASES REMAIN IN MAGISTRATES’ COURT AND OTHERS GO TO THE CROWN COURT?
“THE COURT YOUR CASE WILL GO TO DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF CRIMINAL OFFENCE YOU ARE FACING. THERE ARE 3 TYPES”
The Policing and Crime Act 2017 came into force on the 3rd April 2017. This Act brought in changes to the way the Police deal with suspects who have been arrested and where there is a need for further investigation.
Most prosecutions in England & Wales are carried out by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Some lower level offences like low value shoplifting can be commenced by the police without being referred to the CPS (although if the case goes to court they must be reviewed by the CPS before the first hearing at the Magistrates’ Court takes place).
If you are charged with a crime at the police station the answer to this question will probably be pretty obvious. On the other hand, if you receive paperwork through your door telling you to go to court the answer is not always so clear. Either way, here is a short guide to help you.
UNRAVELLING THE MYTHS ABOUT CROWN COURT TRIAL – So what follows will unravel some of the myths about a trial in the Crown Court. It will also prepare you for what to expect if you are going to court yourself, whether as the person accused of a crime or as a witness or as some other interested party.
There are a number of things that you should include and address in your court reference.
Most importantly, the reference must be specifically written as a character reference for the court. Some people use work-related reference letters and try to give them to the Court. They aren’t acceptable for Court purposes and aren’t given any value.
GQS Criminal Law Solicitors established in 2003. The firm is led by the two partners who have a combined experience of over 40 years assisting, advising and representing clients charged with the most serious and complex offences such as Murder, Terrorism, Drug Importation, Complex Fraud. If you need help call GQS Solicitors on:
London: 0203 865 5717
Birmingham: 0121 733 7070
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our Solicitors Regulation Authority Number is 00384484. We practice through G Q S Limited, a Company registered in England and Wales with registration number 04775781. A list of our directors and their professional qualifications is open to inspection at our registered office 288 Baldwins Lane, Hall Green, Birminghan, B28 0XB.