Pre-Charge Advice 

If you find yourself under criminal investigation by one of the numerous investigative bodies, it is not uncommon for you to be bailed pending further enquiries.  This can be a very stressful and difficult time, especially if you are not familiar with the process and this is the first time you have found yourself in this position.

At this stage – and although you have been bailed – you may not have been charged with any offence.  Indeed, you may not yet have been interviewed.  Even if you have been interviewed, it may be the case that you will be invited back for further interview by the investigators in order to be asked to comment upon any further evidence they may have obtained.  This whole process is taking place before you have been charged; hence, why what is described her is called pre-charge advice.  The investigators and the CPS may be in regular contact, making decisions about the direction of the investigation, whether anyone is to be charged, who might be charged and what they might be charged with.

We can find the right Barrister for you and who can provide you with support, advice and representation throughout this process.  They can also make representations through you or on your behalf, to the investigators and/or the CPS so as to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

By taking this approach you can put yourself in the strongest position and can be guided by an expert.  In effect, you will be taking the initiative and will be best prepared to deal with the next stage of the investigation, whatever it may be.

Useful Pre Charge Advice info from the CPS

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