Experts in arrest, Search and Seizure of Property
If you have been arrested it is also likely that your home and business premises have been searched, and your property seized. This can cause enormous disruption, financial loss, and damage to reputation.
Someone affected by a search and seizure operation, or arrest and detention, will find but a few firms of solicitors in the UK who have the specialist knowledge to challenge their legality.
A search may be conducted pursuant to a search warrant or under powers that arise when a person is arrested. Once a set of premises is searched this can lead to the seizure of mobile phones, computers and other valuable documents.
The authorities quite often perform unlawful arrests meaning the contingent powers of search and seizure do not lawfully arise, or they may seek a search warrant on a flawed basis. If this is the case, the individual has a variety of remedies available by challenging the misuse, or even abuse of these powers by state agents.
If you feel you have been subjected to an unlawful arrest, or search and seizure operation our team can quickly tell you if those feelings are justified in law, and are able to advise you accordingly of your rights and remedies.
Other areas of our practice
If you have been convicted of an offence in the Magistrates’ Court, you have the right to appeal to the Crown Court within 21 days of the date of conviction. Appeals to the Crown Court are a complete re-hearing of the original trial with the same or other witnesses and evidence being given.
ROAD TRAFFIC CASES
Being charged with a motoring offence can cause many complications for you and your family, alike personally and professionally. As a result, if you have been charged with a motoring offence, you need a specialist solicitor that can give you the best chance of procuring the best possible outcome.
The power of the state to restrain or freeze assets has steadily increased, and become easier, over recent years. It may be an early step in a criminal investigation, or a power used instead of a criminal case. We have expertise in challenging asset freezing process in all environments.