How Barristers Defend In Court

Just because it seems obvious that someone is indeed guilty as charged, this is not the train of thought a barrister has. Whether or not a client is guilty does not affect the way they should be defended. Basically, everyone has the right to a just and proper defence, and it is the duty of the barrister to ensure this happens. People can be convicted based on questionable evidence, as explored in this article about Michael Wolkind QC: telegraph.co.uk/news/science/9115916/The-case-against-DNA.html

If it seems perfectly clear that there is no way for a client to walk away scot free, a barrister tries to go about things in a different manner.

Selecting The Best Barrister For Appeals

Meeting with a barrister for appeals you will be able to learn:

- Whether or not you actually have grounds for the appeal

- Beneficial advice on any points of law, new grounds or evidence that may not have been available when the trial originally started

- Information on a second opinion if you were not satisfied with the advice and/or representation that your other barrister or solicitor provided

- Assistance if you feel as though you were not represented fairly at your trial and you ended up with a conviction in either Crown Court or Magistrate's Court.

The route to an appeal will always depend on whether or not the trail went through Crown Court or Magistrate's Court.

Hiring Criminal Barristers: How To Make The Best Decisions For Your Case

The Difference Between Criminal Barristers And Solicitors

Criminal barristers are more than suitable for any type of legal situation you require help with, including advice and document preparations and presentations to the court. A barrister can negotiate on your behalf and make appearances for you; however, if you are in need of legal services through the public access system, meaning your financial situation is such that you can't afford attorney's fees, you may not be able to work with a barrister. Speak with a solicitor first; they will refer you to a barrister if that's the most appropriate course of action.