Criminal Law Articles
As one of the North West’s leading Criminal Solicitors, this section has all the useful articles we have collated which relate to criminal law. In this section you will find out about new laws, amendments to existing laws and precedents set – as well as opinion and lot’s of great advice from our award-winning crime team.
The actor Ricky Tomlinson recently appeared in the news having successfully overturned a conviction from the 1970’s. How did he get it overturned?
Is using bitemarks as evidence reliable? Here we look at factors which suggest they cannot be relied on in court and can be challenged.
Bitemarks can be as individual as fingerprints and can be used as fairly damning evidence. Here we look at using bitemarks as evidence.
The government recently announced a range of proposals regarding immigration, but how does this affect criminal law?
The use of a CHIS has been highlighted in BBC drama Line of Duty. Here we look at the role of a CHIS – and other acronyms!
The use of “good character” as mitigation in a trial can be used for consideration of assessing the likelihood of a crime and credibility.
GPS Tags will be introduced from April this year. Find out what they are, where they will be piloted and what the implications will be.
Can a deaf person serve on a jury? If a sign-language interpreter is needed then this would be a “13th” person in the jury room. How does it work?
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is designed to “cut crime and build safer communities”. Will it achieve this though?
Complex Case Units are putting together by the CPS to deal with more complex cases. But what are they and when are they used?