Serious Crime Solicitors

ASL Solicitors is one of the leading serious crime law firms in the UK for anyone facing criminal investigation and prosecution. Our team is available 24 hours a day to ensure you receive the best legal advice and representation in a timely manner.

Our firm has a wealth of experience defending suspects held in police custody and within the Magistrates, Crown and Youth courts. We act on behalf of clients every year with the belief that every one of them is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. ASL Solicitors will ensure your case is bound by law and that your best interests are served at all times during proceedings.

The outstanding client service we provide extends to every individual whether undertaking private or legal aid work.

These are the most serious offences a person can be charged with and here at ASL we have conducted Murder and Attempted Murder trials at the Crown Court and secured acquittals for our clients. We have the expertise and experience to properly prepare trials for the Crown Court, giving our clients a fighting chance.
This is the most serious assault charge a person can face and is dealt with seriously by the Courts. Most people are not aware of this, but the intention to cause GBH actually forms part of the offence of Murder which highlights the gravity of this offence. Only when severe injuries are sustained by the victim is this charge applied.
Rape cases are hard fought from both sides, however more often than not the reliability and truthfulness of the victim’s evidence can be genuinely challenged in Court. Also the rise of malicious and historic allegations have led to more and more people being charged with sexual offences which if proved true could be devastating to their lives.
Robbery itself is an Indictable offence, which means that the case is so serious it can only be heard in the Crown Court and Armed Robbery is a more serious offshoot of Robbery. ‘Armed’ does not exclusively mean firearms were used in a robbery as most people believe but indicates that a weapon of sorts was produced and threats were made to use the weapon whilst committing the robbery.
The Firearms Act 1968 covers possession of genuine and imitation firearms along with ammunition. However, cases of poor imitation firearms can be dealt with by the Magistrates Court whereas cases involving dangerous air rifles and real firearms would be dealt with by the Crown Court.
Similar to Robbery, cases of this sort can also only be heard in the Crown Court and the offence itself is more serious in the eyes of the law than it may sound. This offence can attract a lengthy custodial sentence dependant on the circumstances in which it was committed.
Despite the name, this offence does not relate only to children as adults alike can be ‘kidnapped’ and held against their will. The offence of Kidnap has a broad sentencing range with a prison sentence of 18 months being common for the less serious offences and sentences in excess of 10 years being handed down for the more serious offenders.
Conspiracy offences are by their very nature deemed as serious by the Criminal Courts as a degree of planning is involved in the commission of the offence and it indicates that the accused recognised they were breaking the law and set about planning to do so
An Arson case can either be heard in the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court depending on the circumstances in which the offence was carried out and the seriousness of injuries caused along with other factors. The maximum penalty which can be handed down is a life sentence but this is reserved only for the most extreme cases where many were injured.
This is a serious offence which is commonly committed, all too often by people who are unaware of the law surrounding this offence. This offence deals with any individual who intentionally perverts the course of justice either by giving false testimony, interfering with witnesses, concealing evidence and making false allegations amongst other acts.
This offence is similar to perverting the course of justice, however applies to individuals who hold public office posts such as police officers, coroners, councillors, army officers and so on. This offence carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.