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The role of a criminal solicitor in dealing with terrorism charges
28 Apr 2023

Terrorism is one of the most complex areas of the law and if you are accused of terrorist activity, then it is important that you speak to us at ABV Solicitors and consult our top criminal solicitor as soon as possible.

Terrorism is described as the use or threat of action which is designed to influence or intimidate the public. The action must be carried out or intended to advance a political, religious or ideological cause. There are many examples of terrorist activity including damaging property, endangering the health and safety of the public and being violent towards members of the public.

The role of our criminal solicitor

Here at ABV Solicitors we have extensive experience in representing high profile cases where the client has been accused of offences under the terrorism legislation. We represent clients from across the UK and we can also represent clients internationally. Whether you have been placed under arrest, called in for questioning or are facing investigation, it is important that you speak to our criminal solicitor as early as possible to help achieve a positive outcome for your situation. We provide a 24-hour telephone service which means that if you are placed under arrest you can contact us immediately. It is important that you do not speak to anyone until you have spoken to us. We will be able to buy you time to calm yourself and collect your thoughts. We will find out your version of events and we will find out the charges that are being made against you. If you have no recollection of any criminal activity or you are unsure of the charges that are being made against you then we can  temporarily stop the police interview and offer you further legal advice and clarification to prevent you from incriminating yourself any further. It is important to remember that you can also be charged for a terrorist connection, therefore you will have to think about the people that you are involved with and how you could have been incriminated in this form of activity.

Examples of terrorism

Examples of offences under the Terrorism Act 2006 include preparation for terrorist attacks which means you have the intention to commit a terrorist offence or help others to do so. You may have a minor role, but still be charged for terrorist activity. Collecting information which may be useful for committing a terrorist act can lead to a conviction, as can distributing information that encourages terrorism. The law is extensive and complex and our specialist criminal solicitor will instruct leading barristers and the King’s Counsel to put together a strong defence for you. If you are convicted of a terrorist offence the maximum sentence is life imprisonment, therefore it is essential that you contact us immediately if you believe you may have been involved in any form of terrorist activity or if you are arrested or contacted by the police.

Hundreds of people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the UK since 9/11 which is why the police and government are doing everything they can to find terrorists and stop terrorist attacks. We are aware of the tactics and strategies that they use against you. We will defend you to the best of our ability, make sure that your human rights are protected throughout the process and aim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

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