Terrorism is not a single offence but a number of offences, which involve initiating, preparing or committing acts of terrorism.
Terrorist fund raising is a terrorist property offence prosecuted under the Terrorism Act.
Under the Terrorism Act, fundraising for terrorism includes:
Under the Terrorism Act, failing to disclose information about terrorism to the police – including fundraising, money laundering or use and possession of terrorist property – is also an offence.
Defending terrorism cases – including fundraising for terrorism – is usually complex and involves forensic evidence and often witness statements.
Details of financial statements and transactions will also be seized – and assets will be frozen under a Restraint Order while an investigation is conducted, often causing hardship to individuals and their families.
It is vital to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis as soon as an allegation of fundraising for terrorism is made – Duncan Lewis terrorism solicitors can advise before a charge is brought, including if there is a possibility of interview under caution relating to raising money for the purposes of terrorism.
Terrorist fund raising charges may involve cross-border activities and jurisdictions outside the UK – Duncan Lewis has successful departments with in-house experts able to advise on International law, Finance and Immigration law, all of which may be relevant in a case involving fundraising for a terrorist organisation.
Duncan Lewis lawyers speak more than 70 languages between them – and can also advise families if their loved one is facing charges involving fund raising for a terrorist organisation.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in cases involving fund raising for a terrorist organisation.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious matters such as terrorism, murder and rape.
Clients do not have to wait until they have been arrested to contact Duncan Lewis about any criminal charges – our team can advise from the initial stages of a police inquiry involving allegations of fundraising for terrorism.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on appeals against conviction and sentencing for terrorist fund raising.
All Duncan Lewis terrorism solicitors are highly trained and highly experienced – and are dedicated to offering the best criminal defence services to our clients at police stations, courts and prisons.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – including more than 20 offices across London and the southeast and in all major cities across England and Wales.
A member of the Duncan Lewis criminal defence team can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to offer expert legal advice on all terrorism charges and for police interview under caution.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing terrorism charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice.
For 24/7 help at a police station in England and Wales, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services – Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis terrorism solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Terrorism Solicitors to discuss charges relating to fundraising for terrorism on 020 7923 4020.