Serious Criminal Offence Solicitors – Criminal Defence
Ralli Solicitors LLP employ experienced individuals who have a vast amount of experience defending substantial serious offences. As the title suggests the offences and the consequences are serious for many reasons:
1. The sentence imposed following a conviction is usually substantial.
2. Just being charged can affect your credit rating with e.g. suppliers. A conviction could completely destroy your credit rating.
3. You, and your family, will have to deal with those who insist that there is ‘no smoke without fire’ brigade (N.B. We can assist with ‘reputation management’ issues).
4. The prosecuting authorities can apply for a serious crime prevention order which can control your life for a very long time. Such an order can be applied for without you being convicted of any offence!
The prosecuting authorities when dealing with serious crime spend months and sometimes years investigating. As our experience has taught us, getting the right people involved in your defence at the earliest opportunity is crucial.
Below we have set out a very brief guide for information purposes.
In England and Wales, a serious offence is defined as:
Prostitution and Child sex
Tax evasion and revenue offences
Corruption and bribery
Intellectual property offences
Attempting, conspiring, encouraging or assisting, or aiding or abetting such an offence.
Conviction for a serious crime has severe consequences beyond the likelihood of a substantial custodial sentence. If a successful application is made for a Serious Crime Prevention Order, such an order can run from specified dates. The period may well run not just during a term of imprisonment but also after you have been released from prison!
We have the knowledge, experience determination and courage required to stand up to the prosecutors where serious crime is alleged. if you require any more information please contact our 24 hour direct telephone number 0161 615 0660 or by filling out one of our online enquiry forms.