Police often pursue charges for public order offences when they do not have sufficient evidence to prove a more specific crime or offence. A surprisingly large number of crimes are categorised as ‘public order offences’. They range from very serious crimes such as Violent Disorder and Affray to much less serious offences like being Drunk and Disorderly or Failure to Disperse.
If you suspect you are being investigated for a public order offence, or have formally been accused of these or any other crimes or offences, we urge you to contact Ashmans Solicitors straight away. We are experts in criminal defence, and would be happy to discuss your case, provide vital legal advice, and to represent you in court appearance, interviews and all stages of your case.
Common Public Order Offences include:
Riot (Section 1 Public Order Act 1986)
Violent Disorder (Section 2 Public Order Act 1986)
Affray (Section 3 Public Order Act 1986)
Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress (Section 4A Public Order Act 1986)
Threatening, Abusive or Insulting Behaviour (Section 5 Public Order Act 1986)
Serious crimes should never be left to non-specialists. They are tried before the crown court, and demand a higher level of investigation and preparation than lesser crimes. The Public Order Defence Team at Ashmans Solicitors will make sure the no stone goes unturned, and that no detail of your Defence is left to chance. This is the only way to ensure the best possible outcome. After all, your very liberty is at stake!
Ashmans Solicitors successfully secure acquittal in a high profile fraud case. The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to. This was a historical high-value mortgage fraud dating back to January 2006. The approximate value of the fraud which the Crown alleged was approximately £40 million dealing with a number of high-value properties. Our mortgage fraud solicitors investigated these allegations tirelessly.
The Defendant was one of 12 individuals charged with the said offence. The Prosecution case was that the mortgages applied for were obtained by providing false information to the Bank which the Defendants knew to be false. This was a highly organised conspiracy in which each Defendant is alleged to have played their part. It involved purchases using an off-shore company registered in the Isle of Man or the British Virgin Islands as the purchasing entity. The punishment for Mortgage fraud.
The Defendants involved in the case were predominantly professionals who were either introducer/agents in the property business, property dealers, chartered surveyors, mortgage brokers, bank manager and two solicitors. Following a three month trial our client was acquitted unanimously by the Jury. The case was voluminous in its nature involving in excess of 20,000 pages of served material. This case involved issues with handwriting evidence, professional property and professional ethics experts.
Contact our Fraud Solicitors if you are facing a similar situation.
Ashmans represented this lady, who was one of 5 defendants charged with assisting an offender and acquitted by the jury as part of a murder investigation.
The case received nationwide publicity and it was only as a result of detailed forensic analysis of DNA, CCTV and Telephone Evidence that Ashman’s were able to present evidence in her defence that persuaded a jury that she was innocent.
Ashmans represented this lady, who was one of 5 defendants charged with assisting an offender and later acquitted by the jury as part of a murder investigation in Leeds. B was alleged to have assisted her son, the alleged murderer, by procuring a car and assisting in the disposal of her daughter-in-law’s body. The 8-week trial involved a significant and lengthy challenge to the police’s conduct during the investigation, and in particular, claims that B had made confessions. This case, like many in which Ashmans are instructed, received significant local and national media coverage:
Had it not been for these disclosure requests the outcome may well have been different.
Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case. Ashman’s specialist fraud and money laundering department headed by the principal solicitor Mr. Imran Ali represented a former worker of a Charity, which had been set up in 2000 by another Defendant who had pleaded guilty. The Charity had received hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding from Lancashire County Council for charity work.
The prosecution alleged impropriety in the way the charity was run, involving dishonestly obtaining funds from charity funding providers, which they put to their own use. Ashman’s solicitor’s fraud and money laundering department prepared the case meticulously. This involved trawling through several years of documentation and instructing an expert Forensic Accountant and a specialist fraud Barrister. We worked tirelessly to ensure that no stone was left unturned and managed to secure a favourable outcome, which was one of Not Guilty. Speak with our Fleet St Solicitors today specialist in complex fraud cases.
We are dedicated to providing world-class service to all of our clients, and we specialise in protecting your rights and reputation in court or during any interactions with the police.
The number one piece of advice we can give to anyone who has been accused of a public order offence or believes that they are under investigation is: Retain the services of a specialist solicitor as soon as possible, tell them absolutely everything and follow their advice to the letter.
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If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is vital that you get legal representation and expert advice immediately.
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