At 23 Essex Street, our criminal barristers are experienced professionals who deal with a wide range of cases including those relating to sexual offences, drug offences, and fraud. Whatever charges you face, having experienced, quality legal representation is vital, in order to ensure that you can mount a solid defence or ensure that you receive a fair judgement. We deal with a wide range of cases, but below are just some of the types of case that we can assist with.
Sexual offences vary in their severity and potential sentence. Rape is considered one of the most serious, and requires that the prosecution prove that consent was not given, and that the accused knew that consent was not given. Instances of internet grooming or downloading illegal pornography from the internet may also be considered very serious crimes. We can offer barristers who will not judge you, but instead they will give your case the special and careful consideration it needs.
There are many forms of assault and violent offences. Among the least serious are charges of Actual Bodily Harm, while the most serious include abduction and kidnapping and, of course, manslaughter and murder. Having an experienced lawyer is critical, because being charged with any of these offences can have a serious impact on your life. We have top QCs amongst our number, who can offer experienced counsel on every criminal allegation from homicides to common assault.
Public Order Offences
Public order offences have received a lot of media coverage since the London riots in 2011. Rioting is an offence, and it can carry a serious sentence, but there are many factors that must be proven in order that the defendant be found guilty. There are many levels of public order offences, from conspiracies to commit public order offences, through violent disorders and affrays, down to the lesser charges and specific allegations of vandalism or criminal damage. Our barristers can assist at every level.
Fraud And Deception
Large fraud cases tend to bring media coverage because of the widespread impact that they can have on the victims. Having excellent legal representation will help ensure that you receive a fair trial, regardless of any pressure there may be from the press. Fraud charges may include white collar crimes, serious fraud, and insurance fraud as well as many others.
Call us today, whether you are due to face charges, or are already facing prosecution – we can help.