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Your Rights

Lionel Blackman Solicitors Upper Chambers 7 Waterloo Road Epsom Surrey KT19 8AY  01372 728941

This page contains links to external sources of information concerning your rights when under investigation by the police or other law enforcement agencies in England and Wales. If you wish to speak to one of our lawyers simply telephone 01372 728941 for an appointment. Initial meetings are often free of charge depending on your circumstances.

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Legal Aid. Getting legal aid is becoming more and more complex, click here for the forms and guide.

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER ARREST

Abuse of Process  (is it fair to prosecute?)

The Code for Crown Prosecutors  - the guidance on the public interest test to prosecute or not (this is a pdf file for which you will need adobe acrobat reader). 

BAIL - the law

Sentences - guidance on the complex area of punishment

Judicial Review - some decisions of the Magistrates' Courts and other public authorities can be quashed by the High Court

Appeals - an appeal against a magistrates' court verdict leads to a re-hearing in the Crown Court. To appeal against a Crown Court verdict or sentence requires leave to appeal be granted on legal grounds.