Criminal Law

Criminal law is the principal means by which the government identifies and criminalises behaviour that is considered wrong, damaging to individuals or to society as a whole or is otherwise unacceptable. The criminal justice system is the mechanism by which action is taken to deal with those suspected of committing offences. The criminal justice system refers to the whole process from the initial investigation of a crime through to acquittal or to conviction and sentence in the criminal courts.

‘The Law Society’

Levy and Co. Solicitors specialises in criminal defence in all areas of Criminal Law. We undertake both legally aided clients and those who are privately funded. We strive to ensure our clients have expert assistance at the point of arrest, the Magistrates and Crown Court as well as appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

The firm is able to represent adult and youth clients in police stations, Youth/Magistrates Courts and Crown Courts as well as Military hearings, including Court Martial’s. We have video-link facilities enabling us to hold conferences with clients in prison.

If you have been charged with a crime in the UK, you will want to make sure that you have the best possible legal representation. At our law firm, we have many years of experience dealing with criminal cases, and we can help you to get the outcome that you deserve. Call us today on 01376 511819 for a free consultation.

What is criminal law in the UK?

Criminal law in the UK is the body of law that relates to crime. It covers a wide range of offences and has been developed over time through case law, statutes, and European Union legislation.

The two main types of criminal law in the UK are common law and statute law. Common law is made by judges through court decisions, while statute law is made by Parliament through Acts of Parliament. There are also a number of other sources of criminal law, such as European Union legislation and international treaties.

Criminal law in the UK is enforced by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The police are responsible for investigating crimes and collecting evidence, while the CPS is responsible for prosecuting cases in court.

If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to get legal advice from an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you to understand the charges against you and give you advice on how to best defend yourself. They can also represent you in court if necessary.

What are the advantages of an experienced criminal law firm?

There are many advantages to using an experienced criminal law firm, such as:
-The firm will have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon when preparing your case.
-The firm will be able to advise you on the best course of action to take, based on their experience of similar cases.
-The firm will be able to provide you with a high level of support and advice throughout your case.
-The firm will be able to represent you in court, if necessary.
-The firm will be able to offer you a competitive fee structure.

What are the benefits of having an experienced criminal lawyer?

An experienced criminal lawyer can provide you with a number of advantages if you are accused of a crime. They can help you to understand the charges against you, the strength of the evidence against you and the options available to you. They can also represent you in court and ensure that your rights are protected.

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is important to get legal advice as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer will be able to give you the best chance of a successful outcome.

What are some of the challenges of criminal law in the UK?

Some of the challenges of criminal law in the UK include the following:
-The UK has a complex legal system, which can be confusing for those who are not familiar with it.
-Criminal law in the UK is constantly changing, making it difficult to keep up with the latest developments.
-There is a lot of paperwork involved in criminal cases, which can be time-consuming and frustrating.
-Criminal cases can be emotional and stressful, both for the accused and their families.

At Levy & Co Solicitors, we have a lot of experience in dealing with all manner of cases: Our areas of expertise are: Police Station Visits, Criminal Law, Football Offences, Dangerous Dogs, Motoring Offences, Coroners Inquests, Military Law, Family Law, and Mental Health cases. We can also assist you with getting Private and Public Funding. We have worked with clients all over the UK and abroad and have offices in Witham, Clacton-On-Sea, Braintree and South Benfleet. We always endeavour to act with compassion and no judgement ensuring you are treated with humility and understanding, no matter what charges you may face. 


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