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How we won the case !!

Our client was arrested for allegations of s18 Wounding, Possession of a Firearm. It was alleged he had attended the victim’s house and shot him at point blank range. Read how we won the case

Arrested by the Police ?

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

Interview at the Police Station

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.

Which Court?

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”

Released Under Investigation

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.

Will I Be Prosecuted ?

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).

What is a Criminal Case?

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.

Trial Guide

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.

Character References

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.