The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the body with responsibility for prosecuting criminal cases in England and Wales. Following an investigation by the police or other investigating authority, the CPS’s role involves deciding if a case should be prosecuted, determining what charges are appropriate in the circumstances, preparing cases and presenting them in court, and providing information, assistance and support to victims and those appearing as witnesses for the prosecution. The CPS acts independently of the police and government, with any decisions made regarding prospective prosecutions made according to its Code for Crown Prosecutors. A person will therefore be charged with an offence only if the CPS believes there is enough evidence to support a realistic prospect of conviction and if it believes that doing so is in the public interest.
If you are the subject of a prosecution by the CPS, you need the right legal representation in order to make the most robust defence possible to any charges. The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith Solicitors have a strong reputation for litigation and advocacy skills, having represented numerous clients during court proceedings. With years of experience in handling all types of criminal cases, we have the required skills, knowledge and determination to get the right result for you, and can call on the support of the highest quality barristers if required.
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Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in London, Sheffield and Manchester and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 164 1028 to find out how we can help.