As being found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm carries a minimum prison sentence of five years, it’s vital to do the right thing if you are accused. Getting the right legal advice is the most important first step. After that, there are a number of important considerations to take into account. The best-case scenario is to avoid being accused in the first place. Sometimes, the cause of being accused of illegally possessing a firearm is a misunderstanding or confusion around firearms

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The UK has some of the strictest firearms laws in the world. Access to all firearms is heavily restricted, with licences for handguns only available from the Home Office. Individuals, shooting clubs, museums and firearms dealers can apply for licences for rifles, shotguns and some air-powered weapons through their local police station. As the regulations around firearms can be very complex and can create problems for people looking to purchase or renew licences for legitimate and legal purposes,

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This year has been very successful for Edward Hayes and we would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our hardworking staff, who have secured not guilty verdicts for our clients and taken on a wide variety of cases. Although the individuals leading these cases deserve a huge amount of credit for these victories, they are a team effort and everyone at Edward Hayes has contributed to make this such a good year for us. Charles Long In heading up the false allegation and

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The Police Act of 1997 defines serious crime as involving the use of violence, giving the perpetrator significant financial gain, involving a large number of people working towards the same aim or where the perpetrator is likely to receive a three-year or more prison sentence provided they are over 21 years of age and have no previous convictions. As the consequences of being convicted are so serious, it is vital that anyone falsely accused of a serious crime behave in a way that does not jeopardise

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Accusations of child abuse are taken very seriously by the police, who take a number of actions to ensure they are investigated thoroughly. The trauma of being falsely accused of child abuse is very much heightened by the process of evidence gathering, making it for anyone accused of such a serious crime to seek the best legal advice as early as possible. Understanding the process that the police follow will also make the experience less traumatic. Gathering Evidence When an accusation of child

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