Going to Court

Cautions

The police will often try to tidy up their case load and improve their records by offering a caution. For the professional, this should rarely be accepted – you could have the rest of your career ruined by accepting a police caution as many people are now subject to Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau checks (CRB).

Don’t accept a caution until you have spoken to one of our team. There is no such thing for the professional as a “minor offence”.

Dropping the Case

This is called a “discontinuance” by the Crown Prosecution Service (the agency that represents the police in court). A discontinuance is rare. However it can be achieved if we can persuade the prosecutor that the police have failed to gather evidence that shows you are innocent.

Alternatively, we can try to persuade the prosecutor that there are exceptional circumstances which would justify them dropping your case.

Trial

When the prosecutor won’t be persuaded to drop your case, then it is likely that your case will proceed to trial. If this happens, then your case must be thoroughly prepared. We meet with you as many times as required.

If expert evidence and further investigation is required, then we will instruct the best experts to support your defence at the earliest possible stage.