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Terrorism in the UK
19 Aug 2022

Terrorism is a controversial issue and the law surrounding terrorism is ever evolving and highly complex. Terrorism is a dangerous or violent act which violates criminal laws of the United Kingdom for the purpose of intimidating a person or group of people, community, country or government. Terrorism is carried out with the intention of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause and the terrorists often believe that they are working toward a positive cause. Terrorist activities have physical and psychological effects on their victims and are carried out to draw media attention, often on a national or international level.

Over the last 50 years the different types of terrorist attacks carried out in the UK include bombings or explosions, assassination, armed assault, facility or infrastructure attacks, kidnapping and hijacking. During this time the global terrorism database has recorded 2000 bombings or explosions here in the UK. This is a significant number and therefore the law surrounding terrorism and terrorist activity is very strict. The current national threat level from terrorism to the UK is substantial. This means that an attack is likely. The police and the legal system are continuously working to keep the public safe. The government constantly reviews police operations, contingency planning, emergency services and other agencies to ensure the safety of the country. Terrorist investigations are being carried out at all times. The overriding priority is the safety of the public.

If you have been accused of terrorism related offences

Despite all measures, since the year 2000 almost 150 people have been killed in the UK in terrorist attacks according to statistics from the global terrorism database. This has resulted in many new laws being passed in the UK during this time. If you have been accused of a terrorism-related offence or you have received a letter to attend an interview under caution then it is essential that you contact us immediately. Here at ABV Solicitors we will delegate a specialist criminal solicitor who will provide expert advice and professional legal representation throughout the process, to help you achieve a positive outcome for your case. A terrorism accusation can have a hugely detrimental effect on all aspects of your life, including on your family. Your family can be called in for questioning and your house may be turned upside down in the search of evidence against you. We will provide support for you and your family throughout the process. It is important that you have high-quality representation from the outset so that we can achieve the best possible results for you. With early intervention our criminal solicitor may be able to help resolve your case without it going to court. However, if your case proceeds to court we will provide you with award-winning representation to help prevent a criminal conviction, or if convicted and charged we will work with some of the leading barristers in the country and try to achieve the minimum sentence possible for you.

The stigma attached to being convicted of terrorist activity can can ruin a person’s life. Our criminal solicitor will ensure that all your rights are adhered to, and with our understanding and experience of the law we will put together a solid defence to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Speak to us today and find out more about what help is available to you.

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