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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice means different things to different people, mainly depending on whether you are the victim of a criminal act, or an individual accused of an offence. This site is written by specialist criminal lawyers, principally with extensive defence experience. It is natural that much of the content is focussed on issues that an accused party will be concerned about.

In this section, we will outline the full process of the criminal justice system from arrest to trial before the Magistrates Court or Crown Court. We will also explain the different types of sentence that the Courts can impose if you are convicted of an offence.

If nothing else, this section will hopefully explain issues such as Community Orders and Suspended Sentences in a more balanced way than in many sensationalist newspaper articles.

These pages can only be a basic introduction to the issues involved in the criminal justice system. If you are accused of a criminal offence, you need to make sure you have had dependable legal advice from a specialist criminal defence solicitor. Contact us to see if we can recommend a suitable lawyer to advise you on the specific issues in your case, either funded through the Legal Aid system or if necessary through private fees.

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Every case is unique, and everybody’s circumstances are different. If you are dealing with any of the offences discussed on this site, and need independent advice or a second opinion, contact us to see if we can help.