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PUBLIC ORDER ACT SOLICITORS


We win public order cases – at trial or by getting them dropped

Our public order act solicitors do not accept the police view of the case. They might not know the context or meaning of what was said. Police often believe lies or even lie themselves. They may not understand that the ‘victim’ was really the aggressor, that it was self defence, or you were protecting someone in trouble. If this is the case, we fight for the truth to come out.

EXCEPTIONAL WIN RATE

71% of our clients win their cases*

We fight to win our clients’ cases and the results are the proof. Where a client doesn’t admit the allegation we win at trial or get the case dropped before hand in 71% of cases.

We listen carefully

We listen to you and treat your situation as if we were in your shoes. We don’t hire staff unless they have this mindset. Every case is supervised by one of the firm’s directors.

We investigate thoroughly

We do our own thorough investigation and find the best way to present your case to the police, to the prosecutor, or finally to the jury. This means phone, letters, and aggressive advocacy on your behalf at every stage.

Our lawyers never give up

We never give up, and we fight until we get the result. That can mean early mornings, late nights, and commitment to go the extra mile.

It is a mistake to assume that all criminal lawyers provide a similar service. Having a top law firm with a really good win rate on your side can make the difference between winning and losing. Don’t take the risk.

* 71% of clients’ cases resulted case being discontinued at investigation or court stage, or not guilty verdict after trial. Data from all criminal clients between  02.2017 and 08.2019 - excludes cases where the client admitted the offence and chose to plead guilty.

Getting the case dropped requires a specialist approach

In public order cases where there has been no injury or property damage, it is very often a possibility that the police or the prosecution can be persuaded to drop the case. The defence lawyers need to have a perfect handle on the evidence, including where the gaps are in the prosecution case. The prosecution are more likely to negotiate when they have been persuaded that they have a weak case.

The defence team also needs to know if any aspect of the client’s personal or professional life makes him or her more vulnerable if convicted. This can be a powerful tool in getting the case dropped.

If the case reaches trial

The defence team need to have already discussed in detail with the client exactly what happened and have considered why prosecution witnesses or police may be lying, and how the client’s behaviour at the time could be considered proportionate and reasonable. The defence solicitors will need to have witnesses ready to give evidence.

This includes the client, who must be aware of the areas in his or her evidence that the prosecution will focus on. It also includes defence witnesses who were there and who can say what happened, and character witnesses who can say that the behaviour that has been alleged is not consistent with the person they know, especially if racism is alleged. A client with no previous convictions should be given the benefit of the doubt. The lawyer has to make that point forcefully.

FREE CASE REVIEW

What do I get and how does it work?

Free time with a lawyer

You get dedicated time with one of our specialist lawyers on the phone or in person, with no obligation, for free.

Non-judgmental listening

When we’re talking with you, we promise to be always non-judgmental and sensitive to what you’re going through.

Expert opinion

We start by asking you questions so we can understand what’s going on, and we listen carefully to what you tell us.

Then we will be able to give you a clear and straightforward explanation of:
  • What the law says What the possible or likely outcomes are

  • What steps you take to improve the situation

  • What we would charge to help, or if legal aid is a good option

How long will my free case review last?

Less serious cases

In some cases which are less serious or complex, it may be ten or twenty minutes on the phone.

Serious cases

In more serious or difficult situations we may need an hour or two in person to go through things with you properly.

Unable to help

If it’s obvious straight away that we wouldn’t be able to help, we’ll tell you straight away and point you in the right direction to find lawyers who can help.

Reasons to call us:

  • Our reviews show that we care and fight for our clients.

  • Our starting point is to do the investigation that the police should have done to prove your innocence

  • We persuade the police or the prosecution to rethink the decision to charge you, especially if you did not start the incident

  • Our lawyers are never afraid of telling a witness, even a police officer, that he or she is lying

  • We don’t take no for an answer, before and if necessary during the trial

  • You get access to the best advocates in the country to speak for you in court

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REPRESENTATION NATIONWIDE

We accept clients throughout England and Wales in our offices around the country

If it’s a case we can take on, we’ll defend you at any police station or court in England or Wales. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Salford, and we’re happy to have a consultation with you on the phone or in person.

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WE GET MOST CASES DROPPED BEFORE CHARGE

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