Being charged with a terrorism offence is extremely frightening, especially if there is intense media interest in your case.
If you are convicted of terrorism, you could spend the best years of your life (or the remainder of your life) in a high-security prison.
Furthermore, your family could face years of prejudice. Therefore, it is vital that you have an experienced, talented, well-connected Terrorism Solicitor on your side. We are that law firm. And as one of the most highly recommended Crime Solicitors in Coventry, Warwickshire and across the Midlands, you can be confident that we will look after you and your family during this stressful time.
We are a diverse, multi-lingual law firm that uses best-in-class technology to provide clients with a streamlined, modern, and highly effective criminal defence. Furthermore, our specialist solicitors have years of experience in criminal law which means that we have created relationships with some of the UK’s best Barristers and Queen’s Counsel. Our clients also benefit from our ability to instruct the country’s most respected expert witnesses who can provide the Court with the facts required to support a not guilty plea or mitigate the sentence handed down by a Judge.
Advising and representing people accused of committing a criminal offence
We are highly recommended as an expert criminal defence law firm for people accused of committing a crime. We provide 24/7 police station representation. Therefore, will be at your side, protecting your interests from the start. Because we understand the correct procedure the police must follow when making an arrest, we will carefully examine the circumstances surrounding you being detained and get the charges dropped if proper processes were not complied with.
From our offices in Coventry city centre, our criminal law team has in-depth experience in defending serious criminal charges such as terrorism. We work with the country’s top expert witnesses and focus on providing you with advice and representation you can trust. We know that your reputation, your freedom, and your family’s financial security is at stake – therefore, we never give up until every appeal has been exhausted. Below are several common questions clients ask us concerning being charged with terrorism.
What is terrorism?
Terrorism is defined under section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 as an act that is designed to influence a government or international organisation or intimidate the public to advance a political, religious, racial, or ideological clause.
To qualify as an ‘act’ under the legislation, it must:
- involve serious violence against a person,
- involve serious damage to property,
- endanger a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action,
- create a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public, or
- be designed to interfere with or disrupt an electronic system.
Terrorist offences are wide-ranging. They include not only planning and committing the act itself but also:
- fundraising for terrorism purposes
- use and possession for terrorism purposes
- money laundering for terrorism purposes
- provision of weapons training
- inciting overseas terrorism activity
- possession of radioactive material and related matters
Our Terrorism Solicitors are highly experienced in all terrorism-related offences and can provide unrivalled support, advice, and representation from the beginning of your case to the end.
What powers can be used to investigate and prevent terrorism?
One of the most controversial aspects of the Terrorism Act 2000 is the powers it bestows on authorities to investigate suspected terrorist activity.
The Terrorism Act 2000 confers a range of what are described as counter-terrorism powers, for which purpose “terrorist” means someone who has committed an offence under the Act or who “is or has been concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”. The powers include being able to make an arrest without a warrant, stop and search powers, and port and border controls. Our team will be by your side, ensuring that authorities are acting within the boundaries of the law. By instructing us, you can trust that we will safeguard your human and legal rights and make sure any evidence gathered against you is obtained lawfully.
What is the maximum sentence for a terrorism offence?
Because the charges relating to terrorism are so diverse and the legislation is constantly changing, there is a wide range of sentences that can be applied. The sentence for a terrorist act that involves murder is life imprisonment.
The Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020 aims to ensure that terrorist offenders are not automatically released before the end of their custodial term without the agreement of the Parole Board.
Our Terrorism Solicitors will work tirelessly to collate and present factors that may lead to your sentence being reduced.
Why choose us?
Regardless of the charges against you, you are entitled to a criminal defence. We do not judge our clients; our only objective is to defend you against the Prosecution’s allegations. You can be confident that by instructing us to defend you, your chances of acquittal or a reduced sentence are greatly improved. The most important factor is to contact us as soon as you become aware of the criminal charges brought against you.
People choose and recommend us not just in Coventry, Rugby and Leamington, but across the Midlands and the whole of the UK.
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Depending upon the complexity we are able to offer fixed fees in some cases. In other cases our solicitors charge the following hourly rate:
- Partner/Member SolicitorHourly rate of £250 + VAT
- Senior Solicitor or Head of Dept: (PQE 8yr+)Hourly rate of £225 + VAT
- Assistant Solicitor/Fee Earner (PQE 3/7yr)Hourly rate of £200 + VAT
- Newly Qualified Fee Earner (PQE 1/3yr)Hourly rate of £170 + VAT
- Paralegals/TraineesHourly rate of £120 + VAT
- Support ParalegalsHourly rate of £100 + VAT