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The law concerning anti-terrorism is extremely complicated and constantly changing due to the continuous drafting of legislation by the government in recent years. The police now have extensive detention powers and can detain any individual accused of a terrorist offence under the Legislation. Investigations and prosecutions are dealt with by officers and prosecutors who specialise in this area of the law. If you or someone you know has been accused of making bomb threats, stopped and searched, arrested, falsely accused of promoting terrorism, or charged with a terrorism offence it is important for you to contact our expert/experienced criminal defence lawyers, get in touch here.
Terrorism is defined under section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000 as the use or threat of actions where the action involves violence against the person, damage to property, endangers a person's life, creates risk to public health or safety or interferes with an electronic system. Offences under this area of legislation include:
Facing a charge for terrorism can be an extremely stressful time, not only for the person being investigated but also for their family and friends. If you or someone you know has been accused, arrested, charged or released on bail for terrorism offences, you will need expert legal advice. Our team of specialist terrorism offence solicitors have extensive experience of representing individuals who have been wrongly suspected of taking part or facilitating terrorism. Our criminal defence team will work with you and your family to safeguard your interests and make sure your human rights are upheld throughout the police interview and court proceedings. We can represent you for all types of terrorism offences.
If an individual has aided in the preparation or provided useful information for the planning of an act of terrorism, they have committed a criminal offence and could face charges that could result in a lengthy prison sentence. Planning, assisting and researching is an offence.
Some charges such as murder or causing an explosion can be charged with having a connection to terrorism, this is covered under Section 2 of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.
Terrorism offences are taken very seriously and can result in a lengthy prison sentence.
If you are being treated as a terror suspect get in touch with Forbes solicitors today on 01772 220 022 or complete our online enquiry form.
Yes, it is an offence to knowingly withhold information from the police. The maximum sentence an individual can receive for not disclosing information to the police as soon as reasonably practicable is 5 years imprisonment. However, if a person has a reasonable excuse for not disclosing this information, this could be a defence.
If you suspect someone is involved with a terrorist organisation or is planning an act of terrorism, it is important to report this to the police immediately.
To speak to a terrorism offence solicitor complete our online enquiry form here.
The maximum sentence for a terrorism offence involving murder is life imprisonment.
Our terrorism offence solicitors are available 365 days a year, 24/7 and have offices in Manchester, Preston and Leeds. Get in touch here.
The Terrorist Asset Freezing Act 2010 gives power to freeze an individual's assets if they are under suspicion of a terrorist offence.
If you have had your assets frozen and are under investigation for a terrorism related offence, get in touch with Forbes Solicitors today.