If recent allegations have been made against you with respect to criminal activity, you may feel particularly anxious and unsure of what to do next. Whether it is a minor or serious criminal offence, it can be a daunting experience for those who have been accused.
Thankfully, there are experts in the form of criminal solicitors who are experienced in dealing with allegations of a criminal nature, along with defending clients who are facing a criminal charge.
So if you are in need of the correct specialist representation, you may want to consider contacting a criminal solicitor.
What can a solicitor do for me?
If you decide to instruct a criminal solicitor, they will be able to defend and provide you with valuable advice by acting in an impartial manner to ensure that, as the accused, throughout the process you receive fair treatment and that all relevant legal procedures are followed.
It is advisable that you seek legal representation as early as possible, as this allows the criminal solicitor to make important decisions which can also have an impact on how the case proceeds.
If you decide that you want a criminal solicitor to represent you in relation to your criminal prosecution, you can expect your solicitor to provide you with legal advice and review all documentation in relation to the criminal offence including witness statements, medical records and police reports. They will draft the necessary legal documents and also ensure that you are provided with a defence which is both complete and accurate.
A criminal solicitor is also able to assist you if you have been arrested or asked by the police to attend a voluntary interview, and if you have unfortunately been charged with the criminal offence and have been asked to attend the court, a criminal solicitor is also able to provide you with the best legal advice as well as representing you at your request.
If you have been met with an allegation in relation to the supply or importation of illegal drugs, a criminal solicitor will be able to provide you with the relevant advice and assist you with your case.
Additionally, if you have been arrested or are being investigated for the supply of large quantities of illegal drugs such as cocaine or heroin, the case may also attract one of a number of specialist UK agencies including the police or the National Crime Agency. If they are also involved in the investigation, you can often expect a heavy sentence due to their investigative techniques and legal powers.
Because of this, having a criminal solicitor to defend you can be vital, especially if your case is considered to be complex or some issues have been identified which require legal assistance.
Although the process, as expected, will be a stressful and somewhat anxiety-inducing ordeal, having an experienced solicitor who has dealt with clients facing similar allegations, can provide you with the support and representation you need to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the proceedings.