Category Archives: Crime

Driving Disqualification – Get Your Licence Back

November 15, 2017

Disqualified for 2 years or more? – How to apply for driving licence return. In some instances, it is possible to apply to a court and ask that a driving ban is ended early. You can apply for your driving licence return. If your circumstances have changed since being disqualified ask one of our criminal law […]


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Manslaughter conviction follows from brake failure

November 8, 2017

Time to Test the Brakes In December 2016 two men were convicted of manslaughter following an avoidable brake failure that resulted in the deaths of four people, including a young girl. It may surprise you that neither of the men drove the vehicle, but they were responsible, as the haulage boss and mechanic. One was […]


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Drugs — No Laughing Matter.

November 7, 2017

Nitrous Oxide is a drug if you possess it with intent to use it ‘Laughing gas’ one of many psychoactive drugs  is back in the news. It is more properly known as Nitrous Oxide or in street slang “NOS”. This follows a Court of Appeal ruling that the substance is controlled by the Psychoactive Substances […]


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Can My Sentence Be Increased on Appeal?

October 26, 2017

An Attorney Generals Reference can increase sentence. Many defendants feel a sense of the nightmare coming to an end once they have been sentenced.  They accept the outcome  and the sentence passed. They prepare to move on with their lives. But for some, the anguish is not over as the prosecution can appeal. Who can […]


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Moss & Co, 25 years as Criminal Law Solicitors in Hackney

October 24, 2017

Early days We first opened our criminal law solicitors practice in Clapton Square Hackney on 3rd January 1993. The office was a rundown Georgian Building, leaking at the seams which I, for want of ready cash, had tried to repair in an entirely amateur and ineffective way. Before we moved in it had been a […]


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Body-Cams are they good or bad for defendants in criminal cases?

October 24, 2017

Criminal cases in the era of the body-cam Police forces across England and Wales are preparing for a rollout of ‘Body-worn Cameras’. The government has announced that prison officers will also have this new technology. Evidence in criminal cases will in future often include footage from body-cams. What are Body-worn Cameras (body-cams)? Body-cams are small recording […]


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Private client crime for your important and difficult criminal case?

October 20, 2017

Should I pay privately or get legal aid? One of the most stressful things in life is to be accused of crime or even invited for an interview under caution. For many people the loss of reputation and career opportunities are as bad as any potential penalty. At Moss & Co’s   Private Client Crime department we […]


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Government Signals Tough Sentencing Changes

October 16, 2017

Criminal law solicitor explains the new Sentencing crackdown Over the last few days, the government has announced proposals to introduce new offences and increase sentencing for a range of other offences. Keith Hollywood one of our criminal law solicitors explains the proposals. Knife crime Knife crime increased by 20% in the last year, prompting the […]


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Tax Prosecutions – A Change for Business Ahead

October 16, 2017

PROSECUTIONS FOR TAX OFFENCES TO INCREASE? The main provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 come into force on 30th September 2017, and there are important things for a business to know. New Provisions   While tax evasion is already an offence, currently there is no obligation on a company to take steps to stop another […]


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