Theft and robbery are offences involving dishonesty – but it is necessary to prove intent for a conviction to be obtained under the Theft Act 1968 or the Criminal Justice Act 1993.
Charges may also involve conspiracy, or attempts or incitement to commit theft or robbery.
Not everyone facing theft and robbery charges is guilty, but it is vital to take legal advice on allegations relating to theft or burglary as soon as possible.
At the early stage of a police investigation it is easy to make errors and misjudgements, which might prejudice the outcome of a case if a case goes to trial.
Duncan Lewis criminal solicitors are available 24/7 to advise on criminal charges – and have acknowledged expertise in defending theft and robbery charges and related offences, including charges relating to:
Charges relating to robbery and theft have different levels of seriousness – in some cases where violence is an aggravating factor, or a major crime such as a bank raid is involved, the penalties for robbery and theft may be heavy.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers advise on low-value robbery and theft, as well as VHCC cases involving allegations of fraud or organised crime – as well as advising on Confiscation Orders under Section 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
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 criminal cases involving robbery and theft allegations.
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 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 or if it is likely a client may be arrested to face a criminal charge involving robbery and/or theft.
Duncan Lewis crime lawyers can also advise on Civil Liberties matters such as wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and prisoners’ rights in custody – as well as advising on appeals against conviction or sentencing involving robbery or theft charges.
All Duncan Lewis criminal 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 criminal charges and for police interview under caution.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing charges relating to robbery and/or theft – 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 criminal 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 Criminal Solicitors to discuss robbery and theft offences on 020 7923 4020.