Paralegal, Crime Department
Stacey joined Levy & Co in 2014 working as an administrator in the criminal department whilst undertaking a degree in Psychology and Integrated Therapy. During this time her aptitude towards criminal defence was noted and she went on to become a paralegal and accredit as a police station representative in 2018.
Stacey primarily assists clients within the police station environment, either in custody or when attending voluntarily in both civilian and Military Police Stations for a large range of offences including serious sexual offences, serious assaults and drugs offences but also assists Litigators with various cases in the Crown Court, together with managing some Crown Court case load and assists with litigation of Magistrates trial files.
Stacey has notably assisted in represented a client recently in the Magistrates court for multiple Public Order Act offences and Arson where the client was acquitted after trial. Stacey also represented a youth client in police interview where our client was subsequently charged with Section 20 GBH. Following charge, a full psychiatric report was obtained and our client was eventually made the subject of an absolute discharge from Court. Stacey also recently secured a conditional caution at the police station for a client who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a large quantity of Cannabis. A charge for this offence would have had a detrimental effect on our client’s ability to continue with their employment.
Stacey has a keen interest in Dangerous Dog Act offences where dogs have been seized as part of ongoing investigations and has been involved in several cases where animals have been successful returned to their owners.
Stacey prides herself on her communication skills whilst continuing to provide robust advice.