Racially Aggravated Offence Charges
Being convicted of racially aggravated offences, it can destroy your reputation and harm your family. Cartwright King’s reputable Criminal Defence Lawyers will do everything they can to defend you against allegations of racially aggravated offences. We will scrutinise the evidence against you in detail to ensure treatment.
Get in touch with Cartwright King’s Criminal Defence team now.
Racially Aggravated Offences and the Law
The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 states that an offence becomes racially aggravated if:
- At the time of committing the offence, or immediately before or after doing so, you demonstrate hostility towards another person based on their membership
– or presumed membership – of a racial or religious group; or
- The offence is motivated – wholly or partly – by hostility towards members of a racial or religious group based on their membership of that group.
If these elements are established in addition to proof of the assault, then the assault you have been alleged to have committed is racially aggravated. Once racial aggravation is proved, the Court’s sentencing powers increase. For example, “common assault”, which alone can only be heard in the Magistrates Court and carries a maximum of 6 months imprisonment, becomes a case that could go to the Crown Court where the maximum is two years imprisonment. Penalties for other assaults increase when they are said to be racially aggravated. Courts must indicate that they have specifically increased the sentence to account for the aggravating feature.
In such a case, it is imperative to have expert legal advice to reduce the chances of any difficulties later in the trial.
How Cartwright King Can Help You
If you’re arrested or charged with a racially aggravated offence, you need legal representation that takes a non-judgemental approach toward your case – you can find it with Cartwright King’s Criminal Defence Lawyers.
Our leading Criminal Defence Solicitors can help you with:
- Free advice at a police station
- Representation at the Magistrates Court and Crown Court
- Seeking Legal Aid
Benefit from Free Legal Advice at a Police Station
If you’re arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated offence, Cartwright King’s professional Criminal Defence Solicitors are available day and night to offer free legal advice at the police station. Our priority is to ensure that your position is protected and your defence is properly presented.
You have the right to choose a person to represent you legally. Tell the police you want to be represented by Cartwright King, and one of our specialist Criminal Defence lawyers will be there when you need them most, no matter where in the UK you are located.
Unique Advocacy Services
We can represent you at every stage of your case. Our unique advocacy services give you legal representation from the police station through to the Higher Courts. When you need us most, we will be there with the legal know-how and calm head to guide you through your case.
Why Choose Cartwright King for Racially Aggregated Offences?
Criminal defence is our specialism. That’s why our lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to ensure that you have legal representation when you need it most.
70% of our cases involve defending against criminal charges, including racially aggravated offences. Our reputation is built on successfully clearing people accused of criminal activity. We’re trusted, resourceful and calm under pressure, giving you defence counsel that you can count on.
Free, Initial Phone Conversation
Call us now to speak to one of our Criminal Defence Lawyers for a free, no-obligation chat. When facing racially aggravated offences, there’s no better way of understanding the situation and what is going to happen next than by talking to one of our lawyers
The discussion is completely free, informal and confidential and allows us to:
- Understand your circumstances
- your options and decide what will be the best way to proceed
If you find yourself arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated offence and taken to a police station, remember you have the right to free and independent legal advice.
Instructing Cartwright King means you’re choosing the leading provider of Legal Aid for criminal defence services. Any representation and advice we provide you with at the police station is entirely free.
To receive calm, collected legal representation and an immediate, 24/7 response, please call us, or email your enquiry.