Welcome to CriminalDefence.Info. This site is designed to provide general information to members of the public about criminal offences and the Criminal Justice process in England and Wales.

If you are facing a criminal allegation, or someone you know is being prosecuted for an offence, it can be a very difficult time for everyone involved.

There is a mass of information available in the media, but this is often inaccurate or refers to the specifics of a case that may not apply to your situation. Because of this, CriminalDefence.Info provides clear and objective information that will help you understand the essential facts about the law and procedures that apply.

As well as detailed information about criminal offences and motoring law, we also provide advice on the different stages of the Criminal Justice system.

News & Opinion

Barristers on Strike: An Introduction

Until further notice, the Crown Courts will grind to a halt due to barristers on strike! Members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) have voted overwhelmingly to escalate strike action. The...

Dog Theft: A New Offence, for an Old Reason?

The Government is currently in the process of passing legislation to create a new offence of dog theft. As is to be expected, there is a press release on the Government website promoting this...

Animal Protection Services: Improper Prosecution?

Animal Protection Services (APS) is a registered charity claiming to work against animal cruelty. Recently, they had begun to act as private prosecutors taking people to court for offences involving...