Terrorism Law

Under the Terrorism Act 2000 two forms of detention arise:-

Schedule 7 detention – a procedure for holding persons who are suspected of terrorist activity but in respect of whom there is insufficient evidence to arrest at that stage. The powers are only exercisable in relation to persons, who are at a Port,

Schedule 8 detention – this covers all situations where persons arrested and detained for terrorist offences.

Terrorism is defined- the use or threat of which is designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause. (Section1 of Terrorism Act 200)

A person is a Terrorist if he commits an offence under the Act or has been concerned in the Commission, Preparation, or Instigation of Acts of Terrorism whether before or after the passing of the Terrorism Act 2000.

We at Don Solicitors have defended wrongly accused individuals of terrorist activity.

Under the Terrorism Act 2000 section 11(2) - it is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1) to prove:-

  1. that the organisation was not prescribed on the last (or only) occasion on which he become a member or began to profess to be a member, and
  2. that he has not taken part in the activities of the organisation at any time while it was prescribed.

The public and the country need to be protected; this is in No doubt a must. However, an individual has the right to fair trial and needs to know what the allegations are against him, whilst he is being charged with, and his rights have to be protected.

If you have been charged with any Terrorism related offences, then do not hesitate to contact us. We also have also specialist barristers who deal with these cases and are more than happy to assist.

For more information you can contact us by telephoning , text message, by email or by submit a call back.

077 101 83000

Please contact our 24 hour hotline number Terrorism Arrests Department: terrorismlaw@donsolicitors.co.uk

We represent clients at all crown courts nationwide.

 
 
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