Do allegations of terrorism require a criminal solicitor?
06 January 2021
Allegations and investigations of terrorism posed by the Counter Terrorism Services and Secret Services always need a team of highly experienced and qualified solicitors, including your criminal solicitor. This is why we have a specialist team of expert lawyers who have defended a number of people facing allegations under various anti-terrorism laws. When being accused of terrorism an abuse of power can sometimes come into play and that is just one area in which a criminal solicitor can protect you. Our specialist team can help assert your basic fundamental human rights which are potentially at risk during this extremely difficult and stressful time. Our team can be with you every step of the way.
Is there just one type of terrorism charge and if not which ones do ABV Solicitors represent?
The term terrorism covers a broad spectrum of terrorism acts including preparation of a terrorism act, publication of terrorist material and funding terrorism. ABV Solicitors supports clients facing allegations and investigations including the following examinations.
- Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000, which is questioning concerning a port, airport or international railway station.
- Schedule 5 Terrorism Act 2006, which is if you have engaged in the preparation of acts of terrorism or assisted others in the preparation.
- Schedule 58 Terrorism Act 2000 when information has been recorded and collected with the intention of committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
- Schedule 2 Terrorism Act 2006, the distribution of terrorist publications whilst intending to encourage acts of terrorism.
- Schedule 38b, parts 1 and 2 of the Terrorism Act 2000, failure to notify the authorities when there is knowledge of a potential act of terrorism.
- Schedule 11 and 12 Terrorism Act 2000, support or membership of a prohibited organisation.
- Schedule 15 & 17 Terrorism Act 2000, being connected to the funding of terrorism.
- Schedule 3 (1)(b), Explosives Substances Act 1883, possessing an explosive substance with the intent to cause serious damage to life or property.
- Control Orders, Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
What happens if I believe myself to be innocent despite the allegation made against me?
A criminal solicitor from ABV Solicitors understands that when accused of an act of terrorism a huge amount of distress and fear can accompany the accusation even if you believe yourself to be innocent of the accused incident. Unfortunately along with the impact on you personally there are also a series of consequences on those around you. A domino effect occurs where your close friends and family are held under scrutiny by the authorities, the media and the public eye. Daily life will be altered forever for both you and your family which is why it is of the utmost importance to have the correct legal support working on your behalf. Our criminal solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are vigorous in every aspect of defending you and supporting you through this difficult period. The quicker we are hired to defend you, the quicker we can get our team investigating and acting on your behalf.