Being accused of committing a criminal offence and being brought before the court, tried and sentenced can be a harrowing experience. This could have far reaching implications if you are left with a criminal record.
It can be made even worse if the fact you were convicted was a result of negligence by your solicitor.
If you have exhausted all appeal avenues, then we may be able to help.
To speak to a member of our professional negligence team, call us on 01924 457171 or fill out the enquiry form and they will be in touch for a free, no obligation consultation.
Examples of Criminal Law Negligence
You may be able to make a compensation claim if your solicitor:
- Failed to understand the prosecution case against you.
- Failed to investigate evidence which may have helped with your defence.
- You solicitor failed to understand and advise on the correct law and procedure.
- Failed to consider the weight of evidence when advising you to please guilty or not guilty.
- Failed to provide the right advice regarding sentences.
- Failed to advise on a put forward available defences.
- Failed to prepare you case properly for trail
- Failed to instruct or brief your barrister
- Failed to instruct an expert where appropriate and rely on expert evidence at trial.
- Failed to advise on making an appeal against a conviction or sentencing in the appropriate circumstances.
There are many other ways in which you may have been provided negligent advice.
To find out how we can help with your case, contact our team on 01924 457171 for a free consultation.