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We have a team of accomplished solicitors and higher courts advocates who can represent your interests. Our position in the market enables us to have unrestricted access to any barrister in the country to represent you at court. We have represented all manner of cases from assaults to murder and theft to complex frauds. We have access to an elite panel of experts who can prepare reports and present evidence before the court on your behalf.
Depending on the details of the offence, the starting point for the minimum time served in prison for an adult convicted of murder ranges from 15 to 30 years. For an offender under 18, the starting point is 12 years. In the most serious cases, a whole-life tariff may be applied. If you are being prosecuted for murder, Mandla Bhomra can provide confidential, experienced and professional legal support and advice throughout the Crown Court process. We will advise you about the details of the case being made against you, and your option to plead guilty or not guilty to the charge. We will also advise about the likely sentence you will receive. A Higher Court Advocate can represent you in Court. We also have access to a wide-ranging panel of barristers from around the country.
Attempted murder is defined as being an intention and activity to kill somebody, but the murder either failed or was aborted. If found guilty, as well as a significant custodial sentence, an ancillary order may be made. This might be an order for compensation to be paid, reparations to be made, being on licence, a restraining order or a confiscation order. Mandla Bhomra can provide you with confidential legal advice and support in the event of an attempted murder prosecution. We will advise about the details of the case being brought against you, your options regarding pleading, and any potential sentence you may receive. Our Higher Court Advocates can provide representation in Court, and we also have access to a panel of barristers across the country with a huge breadth of experience.
Manslaughter can be committed in one of three ways; killing with the intent of murder but where a partial defence applies, conduct that was grossly negligent given the risk of death and did kill, and conduct taking the form of an unlawful act involving a danger of some harm that resulted in death. If you are being prosecuted for manslaughter contact our team for immediate assistance. In the event of a Manslaughter prosecution reaching the Crown Court, professional advocacy is essential. Mandla Bhomra can supply experienced Higher Court Advocates to represent you in Court. We will also provide advice and support throughout the process and explain the details of the case being brought against you, your pleading options and potential sentences that may follow.
Burglary is an either-way offence, meaning that it can be dealt with by either the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court. Cases which are judged to be more serious will be dealt with in the Crown Court where sentences of up to 14 years may be imposed for a dwelling burglary or up to 10 years for a non-dwelling offence. Experienced advocacy and legal support are essential if you are being prosecuted on burglary charges. Higher court advocacy from Mandla Bhomra provides robust, skilled and experienced representation to our clients. We will also provide you with advice throughout the process, explaining the details of the case as well as pleading options. We will also outline potential sentencing outcomes based on our understanding of your case. Contact our team for confidential advice.
If, when committing the basic offence of burglary, an offender has with him a firearm, imitation firearm, or another offensive weapon, the offence is classified as aggravated burglary. These offences are so serious that only the Crown Court can hear the case. The sentencing powers are also increased with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. If you find yourself being prosecuted on an aggravated burglary charge it’s vital that you receive comprehensive legal advice and support as well as representation at trial. We will explain the details of the case and outline your options and potential sentences that might follow. Mandla Bhomra provides experienced higher court advocacy for our clients
Robbery is regulated by the Theft Act 1968, Section 8 of which defines the act as stealing with force. Due to the seriousness of this offence, it will be heard in the Crown Court. Reflecting this seriousness, the court can impose a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The CPS have categorised different kinds of robberies, with violent robberies at home and commercial robberies receiving the toughest penalties. If you are being prosecuted on a robbery charge, the team at Mandla Bhomra can help. We will provide experienced and robust advocacy for you in Court, as well as thorough legal advice throughout any prosecution process. We will outline the details of the case being brought against you and your options. We will also explain potential sentences that may follow. Contact our team for confidential advice.
Armed robbery is typically undertaken at a bank or other commercial premises and involves a weapon. Depending on the particulars of an armed robbery case the sentence could range from anywhere from four or five years to life imprisonment. The maximum prison sentence for armed robbery is life imprisonment. Mandla Bhomra can provide experienced legal support and advice if you are being prosecuted on an armed robbery charge. We provide skilled Higher Court Advocacy for our clients, increasing the chances of a successful outcome. We will explain the details of the case being brought against you and outline the pleading options available. We will also outline the potential sentencing options that may follow. If you are facing an armed robbery prosecution, contact our team today.
Grievous bodily harm or GBH is severe physical harm which may result in broken limbs or even psychiatric injury. GBH can be committed by wounding with or without intent to cause GBH. Grievous bodily harm (GBH) prosecutions carry significant penalties and an increased risk of a custodial sentence. If you are facing a GBH prosecution it’s important to have experienced legal support as soon as possible. Our team will represent you at Crown Court, as well as providing detailed advice throughout the process. We also have access to a panel of highly experienced specialist Barristers who can provide further case-specific information.
A conspiracy is an agreement where two or more people agree to carry their criminal scheme into effect, the very agreement is the criminal act itself and no further actions need to be taken. The criminal offence of conspiracy is indictable only, which means that it can only be dealt with in the Crown Court. Conspiracy offence prosecutions are frequently complicated and can be lengthy. Experienced legal support throughout the process is vital, including skilled representation in Court. Mandla Bhomra can provide confidential legal advice throughout the prosecution process as well as effective representation. We will explore the details of your case and outline your options, as well as the potential sentencing that may follow a Court decision. Contact us today to find out more about our services.
There is a range of crimes that can be considered sexual offences, including non-consensual crimes such as rape or sexual assault, through to crimes that exploit others for a sexual purpose, whether in person or online. Crimes can occur between strangers, friends, acquaintances, current or ex-partners, or family members. The passage of time does not prevent the effective prosecution of sexual offences. Rape and sexual offences are highly serious and emotive and require sensitive legal handling. If you are being prosecuted on a sexual offences charge, it’s vital that you receive professional and experienced legal support as soon as possible. Our Higher Court Representation services will ensure you receive robust advocacy at Court. We will also explain the details of your case, and what your pleading options are and will explain potential sentencing options.
The offence of possession with intent to supply typically involves the distribution of drugs, whether or not money is received for supplying those drugs. If your case is being heard in the Crown Court, and you have been found guilty of possession of intent to supply a Class A drug, you could be sentenced to life imprisonment and given an unlimited fine to pay. The maximum prison sentence for this crime with either Class A or Class B drugs is 14 years and you may also be given an unlimited fine to pay. If you are being prosecuted on a possession with intent to supply drugs charge, expert legal advice and representation are essential. Mandla Bhomra can provide experienced Higher Court Representation as well as thoroughgoing advice and support throughout the prosecution process. We will explain the details of the case being made against you as well as your pleading options. We will also outline any potential sentencing options that may follow.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is responsible for investigating cases involving serious fraud offences such as high-value fraud, criminal gangs carrying out fraud, compliance breaches resulting in fraud, and bribery and corruption. Serious Fraud cases are frequently highly complex and involved and need sensitive handling throughout, with sentencing ranging from fines to lengthy custodial sentences. If you are being prosecuted on a Serious Fraud charge, it’s vital you have experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Mandla Bhomra provides Higher Court Representation for people facing Serious Fraud prosecutions. We will also talk you through the details of the case being brought against you, your ongoing options and the likely sentencing that could follow.
Typically, higher-value money laundering cases are sentenced at the Crown Court with a jury. Depending on the level of culpability found, the maximum sentence for money laundering the Crown Court can issue in the UK is 14 years imprisonment. A fine will also be levied on top of this custodial sentence. In the UK, money laundering regulations state you may be able to reduce the money laundering penalty if you enter a guilty plea but this is not guaranteed. Due to their complex nature, money laundering cases required detailed and experienced legal attention. If you are being prosecuted on a money laundering charge, ensuring you have experienced and detailed legal advice and support are essential. We will help you through the process, explain the details of the case against you and provide ongoing advice. We can also provide professional Higher Court Representation. If you are facing a money laundering prosecution, contact our team immediately.
Proceeds of crime refers to the assets, funds and property that have been gained whilst undertaking criminal activity. Authorities such as The Crown Prosecution Service have the power to confiscate these assets due to the Proceeds of Crime Act. The maximum sentence for a Proceeds of Crime Act conviction is 14 years for crimes valued at over £1 million. Proceeds of crime offences can be complicated and confusing. If you find yourself being prosecuted for this offence it’s essential that you have experienced legal advice as early in the process as possible. We will provide detailed and experienced assistance to anyone facing a proceeds of crime prosecution. We will ensure that you fully understand the particulars of the case against you and advise you about your options. Our Higher Court Advocacy services will ensure you have proper representation in Court.
The definitive guidelines for sentencing sexual offences were issued on 12 December 2013 and came into force on 1 April 2014, with some changes made in May 2022. There are over 50 offences included in the definitive guidelines. Crimes can occur between strangers, friends, acquaintances, current or ex-partners, or family members. The passage of time does not prevent the effective prosecution of sexual offences. Sexual offence prosecutions can be extremely emotive and require sensitive legal handling. If you are being prosecuted on a sexual offences charge, it’s vital that you receive professional and experienced legal support as soon as possible. Our Higher Court Representation services will ensure you receive robust advocacy at Court. We will also explain the details of your case, and what your pleading options are and will explain potential sentencing options.
For serious terrorism cases the life sentence minimum term must be at least 14 years unless the court is of the opinion that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the offence or to the offender which justify a lesser period. Terrorism investigations are usually lengthy and complicated and require careful legal handling throughout. If you are being prosecuted on terrorism charges it’s important to have legal support as soon as possible. Mandla Bhomra provides experienced Higher Court Representation for our clients. We will explain the details of the prosecution case against you, as well as what your pleading options may be and the likely consequences. Contact our experienced team for confidential advice.
White-collar crime is the term used to describe financially motivated offences that are committed in the line of a professional’s duties at work. There are many types of offence in this category, including bribery, embezzlement, cybercrime, identity theft, insider trading, tax evasion and pension fraud. Sentencing can vary considerably depending on the seriousness of the offence, with a prison sentence of 14 years for money laundering. Mandla Bhomra regularly represents people who are being prosecuted for a white-collar crime. We understand the emotions involved as well as the legal complexities and provide experienced confidential support throughout. We will analyse and explain the details of the case against you, explore your options and advise about potential sentencing. Our Higher Court Representation services will ensure that you are properly represented in Court. Contact us for expert advice.
Regulatory offences are prosecuted under criminal law. Usually, they are brought to court through requisition or summons. Although these crimes will usually be punishable by financial penalties, these can be considerable. Convictions can also have considerable reputational damage to the organisation. Mandla Bhomra regularly represents clients in Court who are being prosecuted for regulatory crimes. We provide a robust, experienced service and can provide comprehensive advice and support throughout any investigation and prosecution. We understand that regulatory crime investigations are frequently complicated and need careful handling. We will explain the details of the case against you, as well as outline your options. If you are being prosecuted in relation to a regulatory crime, please contact our experienced team immediately.
Firearms offences range in seriousness, with some offences carrying life imprisonment, some carrying sentences of up to 10 years, and some requiring minimum sentences of five years. There are currently no sentencing guidelines in the Crown Court so this is made by discretion of the judge appointed. If you are being prosecuted in relation to a firearms or weapons offence, it’s crucial that you have the right legal support in place as soon as possible. At Mandla Bhomra, we can provide experienced and comprehensive legal support to give you the best chance of a successful outcome. As well as providing Court representation, we will explain the details of the case being brought against you and your likely options. Contact us to find out more about how we can help.
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