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The role of our criminal solicitor in defending against terrorism charges
06 Jan 2023

Each country has its own definition of terrorism. Here in the UK the legal definition for terrorism can be found in Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and it is described as fit for purpose, but it is long, complex and broad. To be convicted of terrorism it is not necessary for you to carry out a terrorist attack. If you are involved in planning, assisting or collecting information on terrorist acts then this is classified as terrorist activity here in the UK. There are five main categories of terrorist activity. This includes serious violence against a person, serious damage to property, endangering a person’s life, creating a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a specific group of people, and interfering with or disrupting an electronic system. Terrorist acts are carried out with the intention of influencing a group of people, organisation or the government and to intimidate the public. They are carried out for either political, religious, racial or ideological causes.

The most common terrorism offences that you can be charged with are encouraging terrorist activity, distributing material which encourages terrorism, preparing for an act of terrorism or possessing information with regard to how to carry out a terrorist attack. These offences can be carried out in the UK or anywhere else in the world and hold grave consequences. The government is working hard to tackle terrorism and therefore the penalties are severe.

Expert legal representation with ABV Solicitors

If you are arrested or being held by the police under terrorism offences then you need to speak to us at ABV Solicitors and get in touch with our expert criminal solicitor immediately for specialist legal advice and assistance. The police have the power to arrest you without a warrant and the permission to detain you for up to 14 days if you are suspected of terrorist activity. Terrorism is a complex area of criminal law. As mentioned, the counter-terrorism legislation is lengthy and therefore it is vital that you consult our specialist criminal solicitor early in the process. Here at our legal practice we have represented high-profile cases and we have a track record of successfully defending our clients accused under the terrorism legislation. We will make you aware of all your rights and responsibilities and make sure that your rights are adhered to throughout the process. We are recognised as one of the leading criminal defence solicitor firms in the country and we will make sure that our expert criminal solicitor is available to guide you through the entire process.

It is important that you are honest with us and give us as many details as possible so that we can put together the best defence for you. We will provide impartial advice and all information will be received in confidence. If you are arrested then you will be interviewed under caution. It is important that we are present with you. You should only answer any questions in our presence so that our solicitor can advise which questions you should answer to the best of your ability and which questions you need to avoid to prevent yourself from being implicated any further. We provide a nationwide service and we can also assist clients abroad where necessary. Speak to us at ABV Solicitors and let us put together a solid defence for you.

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