Serious Violence

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Serious violence offences are complicated and extremely serious, with the potential for a considerable prison sentence on conviction. It is essential to seek specialist legal advice and representation as soon as possible to secure the best possible outcome. If you have been accused of a crime, or arrested, we will proactively represent you throughout the investigation.
Possible allegations or charges
  • Murder & Manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • False Imprisonment
  • Blackmail
  • Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)
  • Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)
  • Common Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • People Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery
Defences for pleading Not Guilty
  • Self-Defence
  • Use of force in prevention of crime
  • Alibi
  • Duress
  • Necessity
  • Insanity
  • Automatism
  • Diminished Responsibility
  • Loss of Control

Pleading Not Guilty

We will work closely with you to ensure that your case is expertly prepared for trial so that your case is presented in the best possible light and provide guidance and advice in order to prepare you for the Court process and where necessary giving evidence.

We will analyse the prosecution case against you and, where appropriate instruct experts on your behalf and cross-examine prosecution witnesses.

Pleading Guilty

We will help you prepare for your sentence hearing ensuring that all mitigating circumstances including character references are brought to the court’s attention in order to direct the court to the appropriate sentence and highlight the good points about your case so that you receive as fair a sentence as possible.

As experienced criminal defence solicitors, we are able to provide you with expert legal advice and support you through the proceedings and prepare a defence on your behalf.

If you need any advice, please contact us, and we will respond as soon as possible, or call us on 01923 225212.

Penman Sedgwick's opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.30pm