Terrorism offences involve an area of law which can be complex and will require an expert solicitor to successfully defend these allegations. We have in-house experts who can provide assistance and advise on all types of terrorism offences which may be brought under:
- The Terrorism Act 2000
- The Anti-Terrorism, The Crime and Security Act 2001
- The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
- The Terrorism Act 2006
- The Counter Terrorism Act 2008
Due to our national reach, we have built up a lot of practical experience in defending people accused of terrorism offences ranging from ISIS style Jihadist offending through to white supremacist cases.
An example of the types of terrorism issues and offences that we can provide advice on include, but are not limited to:
It is an offence to provide instruction or training in the making or use of chemical or biological weapons, firearms or explosives. It can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.
Hoax bomb threats
It is a criminal offence to make hoax bomb threats to cabin crew while on an aircraft or in the airport. This offence can also include other hoax offences. If airport staff overhear what could just be a throwaway comment or a joke shared with your friends, you could well find yourself on the receiving end of a bomb hoax allegation. These have the potential not just to land you in prison but to make you subject to a claim in the County Court for multiple thousands of pounds in lost revenue from the airline if their plane misses its take-off slot.
The courts take terrorism offences very seriously and therefore they can impose lengthy prison sentences.
If you are suspected of, or have been charged with, any type of terrorism offence or you are subject to a control order you must seek legal advice immediately. Our specialist solicitors at Watson Woodhouse understand that if you have been accused of terrorism you will be under an immense deal of stress. We will seek to provide you with a defence that aims to achieve the best possible outcome.
Get in touch with our serious crime team who will be able to assist you with your defence and provide you with advice on your rights.
Why use a solicitor?
- The law on terrorism offences is complex.
- A solicitor will be able to explain the law in a language you can understand.
- Terrorism offences are taken seriously by the courts so you will require expert representation.
- A solicitor can represent you in court.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our solicitors have expert knowledge and experience in defending terrorism allegations.
- We will handle your case with the utmost care and due diligence.
- We will keep you updated on the progress of your case.
- We will provide you with realistic expectations on the likely outcome.