De Brett Solicitors - Terrorism
The current climate around terrorism has led to much additional legislation, which in turn can lead to greater suspicion by the police and more arrests. Our team is dedicated to ensuring people from across all sectors of society are treated in a fair and just way.
Since 2000 a number of acts have been passed by Parliament in the UK. These provide increased powers as well as defining various offences. They also set out procedures on how the police are to deal with acts of terrorism, as well as the individuals suspected of carrying out, or planning to carry out, such crimes. The most commonly used legislation is the Terrorism Act 2000. As well as defining who and what was meant by terrorism, the act listed a number of known terrorist organisations and enabled police to detain suspects for up to seven days without charge. Additional measures put in place since 2000 include:
Convicted terrorists must notify the police of their whereabouts.
The maximum length of time that a person can be detained without charge has been extended to 42 days.
Glorifying terrorism has been made illegal.
Taking photographs of police in public places is banned.
The treasury can freeze the assets of suspected terrorists.
A charge for a terrorism offence can be devastating not just on the individual involved but on family and friends. If you have been charged with such an offence it is vital to obtain expert legal advice as to your position.
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