We specialise in all areas of criminal defence
Hussain Solicitors is a nationally recognised firm of solicitors specialising in Criminal Defence work, providing expertise in all aspects of criminal litigation. Our expertise enables us to provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and personal life. Our lawyers have over 50 years experience between them in all aspects of Criminal Law.
Our lawyers and support staff, with their specialist skills, experience and approach, can provide pragmatic and sensitive advice as well as representation.
We strongly believe that everyone that is accused of a crime has the right to a strong and committed defence. We know every case is always of great importance to the accused. From the most minor to the most serious offence, our approach is the same – detailed investigation that explores every avenue, pro-active and robust representation in the police station and at Court. We are committed to providing the best advice and explanation of the law and a sympathetic understanding of the importance of the case to you.
Contacting us at the earliest opportunity can result in matters being resolved in a way other than having to go to Court. It also allows for your case to be thoroughly reviewed and advice given on the best course of action. We know being arrested or being questioned can be a shattering experience and can leave you vulnerable. Getting legal advice can help you understand your rights and use them.
- Drugs Offences
- Tachograph Offences
- Public Order Offences
- Criminal Damage
- Threatening Behaviour
- Offensive Weapons & Firearms
- Theft Offences & Fraud
- Rape & Sexual Offences
- Murder & Manslaughter
- Indecent Images
- Child Neglect
- Animal Cruelty
- Domestic Violence
- Dangerous Dogs Offences
- Benefit Fraud
It is not just individual people that can commit a criminal offence. We regularly help organisation, companies and businesses who are being investigated or prosecuted for a whole range of offences. Seeking professional advice early on can help resolve matters without going to Court.
- Commercial & Business Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Asset Seizures & Confiscation Proceedings
- Revenue & Customs Investigations
- Serious Organised Crime
- Trading Standards Offences & Investigations
- Corporate Manslaughter
- Food Hygiene Offences
- Health & Safety Prosecutions & Investigations
Free Initial consultation. Whatever your case, no matter how big or small, we won’t charge you for an initial consultation to see if we can help.
We provide free advice and assistance at police stations all over England and Wales.
We are available to cover Police station call outs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Our team of lawyers have vast experience of acting for clients at the police station. We always aim to fight to clear the client’s name and avoid or defend any allegations made. In the event that a client accepts guilt or is found guilty we will do everything possible to minimise any penalty.
We are a quality assured supplier of criminal legal aid advice and we can deal with all types of cases in court on ‘legal aid’ (subject to financial eligibility) and we also deal with cases privately on a fixed fee or hourly rate basis if legal aid is not available
Criminal Legal Aid
There are strict rules and regulations governing who can and can’t receive legal funding assistance. There are two tests applied:
- The Interests of Justice test
- Financial Eligibility test
We have vast experience of the following types of case (this list is not exhaustive):
- Police Interviews
- Police Station Attendances
- Fraud & Deception Cases
- Police & Criminal Evidence Act Procedures
- Intellectual property cases
- Violence Offences against the Person Act cases
- Drugs cases from simple possession up to supply & cultivation
- Proceeds of Crime Act cases
- Sexual cases
- Indecent Image cases
- Terrorist cases
- Bail applications & associated issues
- Seizure and retention of property
- Extradition cases
- VHCC cases
- Theft, Burglary, Robbery, Forgery, Money Laundering
The Criminal System
Every person detained for questioning at a police station is entitled to free and independent legal advice. We offer an emergency call out system 365 days a year 24 hours a day.
The Police normally will receive a complaint that someone has committed a crime and they are then under a duty to investigate that offence. The Police make enquiries and may at some point arrest a suspect and detain them for questioning and capture of other evidence such as DNA samples or for an identification procedure.
If you are arrested or asked to attend the police station to give a statement then you should contact us straight away. It won’t cost you anything to ask for our help and it might just make all the difference. The Police duty is to investigate and gather evidence. There are strict rules about what the Police can and can’t do in the course of an investigation.
Most of these rules are contained in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the codes of practice which are attached to it. You need expert help to protect your rights. If you or someone you care about is arrested then there is nothing to lose in contacting us straight away. The sooner you make the call the sooner we can help.
The Police Investigation
The Investigating officer will gather evidence such as:
- Taking a statement of complaint from the complainant-for example this could be someone who has been assaulted or someone who has had there purse stolen.
- The officer will take statements from any other relevant witnesses such as an eye witness to a robbery.
- The officer may obtain CCTV evidence.
- There may be forensic samples such as blood, fingerprints or DNA.
- The officer may seek to obtain evidence from a suspect by interview under caution.
Bail or held in custody
If charged the Custody officer has to decide whether to grant bail or hold the detained person in custody pending a court appearance. The decision whether to grant bail will generally revolve around the seriousness of the allegation and the previous history of the detained person.
A person who has never been in trouble with the police is very unlikely to be given bail on a murder charge. In contrast someone who has lots of convictions for theft over the last 10 years may well still be granted bail if they have a good record of answering bail at Court.