Criminal Defence law

Improper Field Sobriety Tests and Procedures

October 29, 2013

One of the most important principles upon which our legal system is based is that a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty.  Accordingly, in the absence of a confession it is up to law enforcement officials to gather evidence and follow proper procedure to demonstrate that an accused person is in […]

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What is the offence of forgery?

February 18, 2013

Forgery is an offence which often crops up in the news (for example, the recent charging of Sir David Jones with a forgery-related offence or the suspended sentence that a police officer received after forging a statement). However, although the public has an abstract understanding of what forgery entails, there’s a lack of knowledge as […]

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Lazarus Sentenced for 27 Years

May 22, 2012

Stephanie Lazarus, a former detective with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), was sentenced for murdering the wife of an ex-boyfriend in 1986. On Friday, May 11, a California judge sentenced Lazarus for 27 years to life for killing Sherri Rae Rasmussen in a jealous rage. This sentence, which includes credit for time served, was […]

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I have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution what should I do?

April 25, 2012

Below is a criminal law blog post regarding notices of intended prosecution based on the laws of England and Wales. This is one of the questions that a road traffic solicitor is asked most often. The legal obligations of the recipient of a Notice of Intended Prosecution are deceptively simple yet can be frequently misunderstood […]

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