Legal Advice for Adjudication Hearings in Prison
Our Adjudications Solicitors offer specialist legal advice and support to anyone going through the prison adjudications process.
If found guilty during the adjudications process, prisoners may be punished with an additional 42 days on their sentence. Our team of prison law specialists work closely with anyone accused of breaking prison rules to ensure they receive a fair hearing and are not unfairly penalised.
If you or a loved one have been accused of breaching prison rules and are at risk of being put towards and Independent Adjudicator, our team of Adjudications Solicitors are here to help. Simply call us on +44 (0)161 452 7679 or click here to request a call back.
What is an adjudication?
An adjudication is a hearing held within a prison following allegations that a prisoner has broken prison rules.
Adjudication hearings can be heard in front of both a Prison Governor or a District Judge, depending on the severity of the accusation. In some cases, information regarding the offence will also be passed on to the police.
Adjudication hearings differ slightly depending on whether they are held in front of the Prison Governor or District Judge. Although you are always entitled to seek legal advice before your hearing commences fully, your solicitor will only be allowed to be present if your hearing is in front of the Judge. However, advice and assistance can still be provided before the adjudication in cases where the hearing is being held by the Governor.
How we can help
Regardless of where your hearing is held, our Adjudication Solicitors are available to provide specialist support to all prisoners requiring adjudication.
Our lawyers will ensure that all procedures have been followed correctly and discuss your defence against the charges, giving you the confidence of knowing the process is not unfairly completed and you have the best possible chance of making effective arguments.
If your adjudication is being held before the Prison Governor, we can help draft a thorough defence for you to use during the process. Otherwise, we will attend your hearing and represent you as we would in court.
Whatever the scenario, you can be confident you are acting under the best advice possible.