Youth Crime FAQS

If your child has been arrested, or is at any stage of criminal prosecution, it is important that you seek specialist advice from a solicitor. Whatever the offence, Hayes Law can provide the best legal advice and support for you and your child. Below is a list of commonly asked questions from parents pertaining to…

The penalty table below highlights some of the main motoring offences and the associated penalties. The courts decide what sentence to impose according to circumstances, but it must order points to be endorsed on the licence according to the fixed number or range shown below. However, special reasons can be argued that could lead to…

Being arrested can be a very confusing and stressful experience & it is very important that you understand your rights. If you’re arrested, you will be taken to the police station, held in custody in a cell and then questioned. The officer at the police station must explain your rights. You have the right to:…

Faq on Criminal Offences

Am I entitled to a solicitor at the police station? When arrested, you have three specific rights, one of which is that you have a right to free legal representation.  We can offer you that legal representation at no cost to you.  The Legal Aid Agency fund our services; and we have a number of…

The poison cell

You’re 17 years old. You’ve been living in London as an illegal immigrant for the past two years, having been brought to the UK by your father and left with a friend. It’s a nervous, hand-to-mouth existence, and the closest you get to having companionship and a place to belong is by going along to…

Sometime ago a client came to see me about a drink driving charge he was facing at his local magistrates court. He had been stopped on his way back from work in the early hours of the morning. To his horror when he had been asked to blow into the roadside breath tester he was…

Joint Enterprise

A number of years ago at Hounslow West Tube station a young Afghan refugee was stabbed to death by another young man on the station platform. A large group of youths had chased him there from a local park where he had been playing football. I represented a 17 year old lad who had been…

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” – Charles Dickens So Charles Dickens wrote over a hundred years ago in a “Tale of Two Cities” Progress and the modern world would suggest we should be in the best…

February 18th 2015 may go down as the darkest of all days in the history of the UK Criminal Justice. The Judgement handed down by HHJ’s Laws and Cranston has, quite possibly, signed the death warrant for hundreds of crime solicitor firms throughout the country as well as increased the likelihood that people arrested and…

Is it worth being a crime solicitor anymore? I have been asking myself that for a while now. It would seem the government has been asking itself the same question, and given the proposals that criminal lawyers are facing, the governments answer is a resounding no. It is clear to me that our role is…

 

If you or a member of your family have been arrested we operate a 24 hour service. If this is the case, please call us on 07717606639