Category: Criminal Law

Drink Driving Penalties First Offence

Drink Driving Penalties First Offence

Drink driving is a serious criminal offence that can lead to a driving ban, a fine and a criminal record, to name but a few of the possible consequences. As a first-time offender, it...

criminal injuries compensation

Claiming Criminal Injuries Compensation

Criminal injuries compensation is a form of compensation that can be claimed when a blameless person becomes the victim of a violent crime. This is a crime where violence is threatened or used upon...

Dealing with Noise Nuisance

Dealing with Noise Nuisance

Noise nuisance can be a very irritating and disturbing occurrence, with excessive levels of noise affecting the quality of life for many individuals and families across the UK. There are legislations in place to...

Is it Illegal to Deny Prisoners Legal Aid?

Is it Illegal to Deny Prisoners Legal Aid?

Refusing prisoners legal aid in both England and Wales  which would enable them to question the way in which they are held could be illegal according to the Court of Appeal. The Howard League...

Claimants Could Be Out of Pocket Following the New Riot Bill

Claimants Could Be Out of Pocket Following the New Riot Bill

The issues raised as a result of the UK riots which took place in 2011 has resulted in the Home Office publishing a draft riot bill to deal with them, however, there are concerns...

Charged with a Criminal Offence? What Next?

Charged with a Criminal Offence? What Next?

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence, you will need to enlist the expert help of a solicitor. Alternatively or in addition, you can use a barrister who is a specialist at arguing...

Using a Mobile Phone While Driving

Using a Mobile Phone While Driving

Criminal law solicitors discuss the criminal offence of driving while using a mobile phone. One in three ignore mobile phone laws!

Two million drive unintentionally uninsured

Two million drive unintentionally uninsured

Almost two million people in the UK have driven a car belonging to someone else in the mistaken belief that they were insured to do so, according to recent research. If caught, both the...