General Crime

Criminal Law Specialists

Despite being a specialist firm dealing with complex criminal offences, Middleweeks also assist clients in a full array of criminal offences of a less serious nature. We treat all our clients with the utmost of respect and empathise with their predicament. We understand that any criminal investigation or prosecution is a serious and stressful time for our clients. Our vast experience enables us to assist and protect our clients by fully supporting them from start to finish. We aim to guide our clients in a clear way of the procedures involved so that they fully understand the whole process and are better equipped to prepare their defence. 

General Crime We Have Successfully Defended

  • PUBLIC ORDER ACT OFFENCES (VIOLENT DISORDER AND AFFRAY)

  • ASSAULT

  • THEFT/DECEPTION

  • CRIMINAL DAMAGE

  • BURGLARY

  • POSSESSION OF DRUGS/POSSESSION OF DRUGS WITH INTENT TO SUPPLY

  • PERVERTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE

  • DSS FRAUD

  • SEXUAL OFFENCES

Notable Criminal Cases

Over the years, we have been instructed in many of the most serious and complex criminal cases throughout the country. Due to our vast experience and knowledge of the law, we have been able to challenge cases to the highest courts in the country including the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Below is a selection of our notable cases.

R v GPP

(Winchester CC) 

This was a complex investigation and subsequent prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Our client was an architect charged with Conspiracy to Defraud involving six construction projects. At the time, the trial was thought to be the longest in British history. 

R v J and DS
(Birmingham/Northampton CC)

A two-year operation which took investigators to Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Austria and France as they pursued the gang for flooding the Midlands with £35m contraband cigarettes. In total 18 people were charged. Our client was acquitted of all charges. 

R v C
(Manchester CC)

This was a complex international money laundering case involving Hundi/Hawala banking. The prosecution alleged that millions of pounds were laundered via Dubai and Pakistan. The defence necessitated detailed enquiries by travelling to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This followed a bail application which was successful in our clients release from custody.

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