When we discuss criminal law, we are referring to the area of law that defines criminal offences. Criminal law also regulates the necessary procedures that must be carried out should the police decide to pursue an investigation of a criminal matter, criminal law sets out the rules the police must follow as part of their investigation. Criminal law must also be followed by prosecuting authorities who are looking to charge an individual for a criminal matter and should the individual be summoned to court.
This is why if you have made a mistake, which is considered a criminal offence, or you have been falsely accused of a crime, you can rest assured that by using a specialist criminal solicitor, they can provide you with the support you need to help you face the UK justice system. This is by providing a professional service in order to alleviate any stress you may be under and ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the investigation and proceedings.
The benefits of using a criminal solicitor
Using a criminal solicitor has many benefits, and one of the most obvious is that due to their years of experience dealing with cases of a criminal nature, along with their extensive knowledge of criminal law, you can expect a high quality service from them. They will be able to act on your behalf, communicate with bodies who are involved in the matter such as the police and other authorities. A criminal solicitor will be able to use their knowledge of the legal system to provide you with the best representation in order to fight any criminal allegation made against you.
Another benefit of using a criminal solicitor is that you will be made aware of what rights you have. In most cases, when criminal allegations are brought against an individual, if they do not have any legal knowledge it is also likely they are unaware of their rights. By using a criminal solicitor, they will be able to explain clearly to you what rights you have and provide you with the best options.
Services that are provided by criminal solicitors
If you are unsure if you can use a criminal solicitor or you feel your allegations are too complex, you will be relieved to know that criminal solicitors are able to provide services for a number of different allegations, from violent crime to cash seizures.
I’ve been asked to attend a police interview, should I be represented?
If you have been arrested and/or asked to attend a police interview, the best thing to do is to use a criminal solicitor. Not only can you seek legal advice, but the criminal solicitor can assist in ensuring that you answer all questions correctly and you are not treated unfairly at any point during the interview. With having a solicitor you can also rest assured that they will be available for you 24 hours, 7 days a week and will provide you with legal advice.
It is also important to note that should you decide to use a criminal solicitor, but you are worried about the cost and/or are unable to afford the fees, you may qualify for legal aid.