After the shocking events of 9/11, terrorism has become a serious global threat and the UK is not immune. As a result, recent years have seen new legislation brought in throughout the UK to increase the power that the police and intelligence agencies have to investigate terrorist suspects.
Being accused of a terrorism related offence can be extremely traumatic for both the defendant as well as close friends and family. Reputations, relationships and the future of careers can all be put under great pressure. The law around terrorism related offences is a particularly complex and emotive area and convictions can lead to lengthy custodial sentences. To ensure your interests and human rights are safeguarded, it is crucial to seek legal advice and representation from expert serious crime solicitors, at the earliest stage possible. Sometimes early intervention can even prevent the need for criminal proceedings.
If you or a loved one are facing terrorism related charges, and you need a criminal defence solicitor who can provide you with robust world class representation, contact Draycott Browne today.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Representation by Draycott Browne gives you access to a professional team of experts in the field of criminal law who will do everything possible to assist you, regardless of your personal circumstances.We will listen without prejudice to your story and provide an expert evaluation of the evidence against you. Throughout your case, we will be there to support you and provide you with professional advice and guidance, including:
- Representing you at the police station
- Ensuring your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
- Advising you on your plea
- Applying for any bail and ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
- Ensuring you are fully prepared for your trial
- Providing expert representation in court
- Helping you protect your reputation
- Advising and assisting you on the appeals process, if necessary
- Preparation of terrorist attacks
- Collecting information to be used by a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism
- Dissemination of terrorist publications
- Encouragement of terrorism
- Finance and money laundering in relation to terrorism
- Attending a place of terrorist training
Being charged with or investigated for terrorism related offences can be a particularly traumatic and anxious time. Our highly skilled and experienced legal team will be committed to doing all they can to clear your name, whilst ensuring you and your family are treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.
WHAT IS A TERRORISM RELATED OFFENCE?
Terrorism is defined by the Crown Prosecution Service as: “the use or threat of action, both in and outside of the UK, designed to influence any international government organisation or to intimidate the public.It must also be for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause.” 
Terrorism legislation is complex, and every case is different, however the various Terrorism Acts (e.g. Terrorism Act 2000 and Terrorism Act 2006) outline a number of terrorism related offences. Examples include:
It is important to understand that in the UK, a person doesn’t need to actually carry out a terrorist act to be convicted. Planning and assisting in the preparation of a terrorist act are also considered crimes under terrorism legislation.
24 HOUR AVAILABILITY
It is not always possible to predict an arrest, which is why our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Draycott Browne we have a team of professionals ready to assist you whenever you need us. We will represent you at the police station and thereafter to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.
Unexpected legal fees can come as an expensive surprise. If applicable to your circumstances, our solicitors at Draycott Browne will guide you through the process of applying for legal aid. This will give you the best chance of securing financial support to help with the cost of defending your name.
Draycott Browne offers services within Manchester and throughout the north west of England. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and committed legal specialists who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.
Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with solicitors experienced at providing world class representation to a number of clients. If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, contact Draycott Browne today.