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  • 25 Apr 2018

    What Is A Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA)?

    A DPA is an agreement between a prosecutor and an organisation (under the supervision of a judge) to allow the prosecution to be suspended for a defined period provided the organisation meets certain specified conditions. These can be used certain offences such as fraud, bribery and other economic crime. They apply to organisations only and not individuals.
  • 20 Apr 2018

    Five Things To Look For In A Criminal Lawyer

    It is essential that a criminal lawyer is available at all times. Make sure you get your lawyer’s mobile number so that you can contact them at any time.
  • 18 Apr 2018

    Can My Sentence Be Increased?

    For most defendants the sentencing process is the beginning of the end when the case is drawing to a close and where they receive and accept their punishment and begin to move on with their lives.
  • 16 Apr 2018

    Being a parent and how it affects my work at a criminal defence solicitors

    Before children, life was simple. Three holidays a year (not restricted to Christmas, Easter and August!), a career, a social life, money to spend on myself, very few worries and above all, as much sleep as I needed/wanted!
  • 13 Apr 2018

    Dr Bawa Garba: The Case To Date

    The 18 February 2011 is a day that Dr Bawa Garba will never forget. On this day, Jack Adcock, a six year old boy with Down’s Syndrome and a heart condition, was admitted to the Children’s Assessment Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary, suffering from diarrhoea, vomiting and difficulty breathing.
  • 12 Mar 2018

    More Than A Dozen Police Forces Outsource Digital Investigations To Unaccredited Labs

    More than a dozen police forces have outsourced digital forensic investigation work to unaccredited private laboratories in the past year.
  • 09 Mar 2018

    More Inmates To Leave Prison Early Following Changes To Early-Release Scheme

    The number of inmates released from prison early is set to rise due to government plans to simplify an early-release scheme.
  • 08 Mar 2018

    Joint Enterprise Law Needs To Change, Says House Of Commons

    The House of Commons has concluded that controversial joint enterprise legislation needs to be amended and a review ought to take place to ensure people haven’t been unfairly convicted of serious offences such as murder.
  • 07 Mar 2018

    Do The Police Have A Right To Search Your Phone?

    Do the police have a right to search a person’s phone? If this happens to you, not knowing your rights could see you incriminating yourself and others for crimes you may or may not even be involved in.
  • 05 Mar 2018

    4 Reasons To Use Burton Copeland As Your Solicitor

    When you’ve been accused of a crime, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Although you may find yourself in a state of denial or panic, it’s important that you contact a solicitor as soon as possible. Using testimonials from former clients, we’ve highlighted just 5 reasons to use Burton Copeland as your solicitor.