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If you or someone you care about is facing a criminal investigation, has been invited for a voluntary police interview, has been arrested, or is worried about a potential criminal accusation, the criminal defence solicitors at Greensolicitors in Cork and Dublin are ready to assist.
Our skilled team is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your situation.
We provide free, confidential initial consultations with no obligation. Please send an email to email@example.com or call 021 470 8570 to learn how we can support you.
Greensolicitors is a dynamic Criminal Law firm with offices in Cork and Dublin, specialising in criminal defence litigation. Our expertise covers a wide range, from handling minor public order and road traffic cases in the District Court to addressing severe charges such as assault, murder, or rape in the Central Criminal Court.
While our primary locations are in Cork and Dublin, Greensolicitors extends its services to clients facing criminal charges or warrants across Ireland.
Contact us anytime, day or night, for assistance and advice at every stage of the legal process. We offer support from providing guidance at Garda Stations to representing clients in trials and handling all appeal stages, including the Court of Criminal Appeal, Supreme Court, and ECJ.
Our extensive range of services covers:
If you require assistance with any criminal matters, please don't hesitate to contact our Criminal team at Greensolicitors.
What does criminal law defence in Ireland involve?
Criminal law defence in Ireland encompasses strategies and legal representation for individuals accused of criminal offences. It aims to protect the rights of the accused and ensure a fair trial.
Do I have the right to legal representation if charged with a criminal offence in Ireland?
Yes. You have the right to legal representation. You must engage a qualified solicitor or barrister specialising in criminal law. They will assess your case, advise, and represent you throughout the legal process.
Do I need a criminal defence solicitor during questioning at the Garda Station?
Yes, having a criminal defence solicitor near you present during questioning is highly recommended. They can protect your rights, advise you on what to say or not, and prevent potential misunderstandings.
You have the right to request a criminal defence attorney at any point during questioning, and the questioning must stop until your solicitor arrives.
How does the presumption of innocence work in Irish criminal law?
In Irish criminal law, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. The burden of proof lies with the prosecution, who must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the alleged offence. Your defence lawyer works to challenge the prosecution's evidence and creates doubt about your guilt.
What are some legal defences in criminal cases?
Various legal defences can be utilised based on the circumstances, including:
● Lack of intent is a legal defence where the accused argues that they did not have the intention to commit the alleged crime, challenging the prosecution's ability to prove a deliberate and purposeful act.
● Alibi is a strategy where the accused provides evidence proving they were not present at the location of the crime during its occurrence, casting doubt on their involvement.
● Self-defence is a valid defence approach where the accused demonstrates that their actions were taken to protect themselves or others from harm, justifying their response in the face of a perceived threat.
● Duress is a legal reason that asserts the accused was compelled to commit the alleged offence under threats, coercion, or fear for their safety, potentially mitigating their culpability.
● Insanity or diminished responsibility is a defence where the accused claims they were not of sound mind at the time of the crime, challenging their mental capacity and responsibility for their actions.
Each defence strategy depends on the specific details of the case.
How does gathering evidence play a role in criminal defence?
Your criminal defence lawyer supports your case by:
● Investigating the case
● Gathering evidence
● Interviewing witnesses
● Exploring any inconsistencies or weaknesses in the prosecution's case
● Employing expert witnesses
What is plea bargaining, and how does it work in criminal defence law Ireland?
Your criminal defence solicitor may negotiate a plea agreement with the prosecution. This involves pleading guilty to a lesser charge or receiving a reduced sentence to avoid a trial. Your lawyer assesses the merits of a plea bargain and advises you accordingly.
What happens during court representation in a criminal trial?
If your case goes to trial, your criminal defence solicitor represents you in court, cross-examine prosecution witnesses, presents your case, and argues on your behalf.
The primary goal of criminal defence solicitors in Dublin, Cork and nationwide is to protect your rights, ensuring a proper trial.
What happens if I'm found guilty?
The judge will determine the appropriate sentence based on the severity of the offence, your past record, and other mitigating factors. You may receive a fine, community service, probation, or imprisonment.
You have the right to appeal the verdict or sentence to a higher court if you believe there was an error in the trial process.
How important is a skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyer in Ireland?
Engaging a skilled and experienced criminal defence lawyer in Ireland is crucial. They're responsible for guiding you through the legal process, protecting your rights, and working towards achieving the most favourable outcome in your case.
Contact Greensolicitors at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 470 8570. We have the abilities and knowledge to counsel you throughout the legal process to avoid harsh penalties, including prison time.
Being arrested or charged with a criminal offence is distressing. A criminal conviction can impact employment, travel, and reputation. Hiring Green solicitors, seasoned criminal defence solicitors ensures quality legal advice delivered in plain English for reassurance and preparation. We are fearless in adversity, passionate about client interests, and experienced in all facets of the criminal justice system. Our criminal defence solicitors are committed to the client's best interests throughout the legal process, offering reassurance and preparation for whatever comes next.
Most people in Ireland who come into contact with the Gardai and the criminal justice system do so through prosecutions under road traffic legislation. At Green & Associates, we understand the importance of expert advice and representation to our clients when faced with a road traffic offence. Our experienced Road Traffic Department deals with various prosecutions against road users. Road traffic matters that may appear simple can be complex, and our experts will help you understand your legal position and ensure that the courts deal with you favourably. We are experts in dealing with all manner of road traffic issues, including:
Whether you are accused of impaired driving (ranging from failing to stop, careless driving to dangerous driving) or alcohol and drugs related offences (such as driving whilst unfit, driving with excess alcohol, or failing to supply a specimen for analysis), our lawyers can make the difference between you losing or keeping your driving licence. There are a variety of road traffic offences that one could commit, ranging from not having a valid NCT to causing death as a result of dangerous driving. https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-41175457.html
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, you must engage an experienced criminal defence solicitor as soon as possible. Serious offences may include the sale and supply of drugs, murder or attempted murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual offences, fraud, cases of robbery including aggravated burglary, possession of firearms or offensive weapons, blackmail, extortion, kidnapping, and threats to kill. Serious crimes require specialist expertise, not least because they often involve large amounts of evidence and paperwork but because they also often raise complicated law issues. Our experience, legal knowledge, technical know-how and resource capabilities mean we are well-equipped to deal with the most demanding and challenging cases. https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/two-men-charged-with-cork-murder-1489139.html
If you are asked to attend a Garda station it is vital that you obtain legal advice before deciding how best to deal with the request. You have rights, entitlements and obligations on such situations and you must know as much as possible in advance. Please call us for a consultation and we will be happy to advise you. Green & Associates have a wealth of experience in Criminal law and can advise you on all aspects of Garda station attendance.If instead, you are arrested and brought to a Garda station, please ask the Gardai to call us as soon as you arrive at the station. Again, it is extremely important that you have full legal advice in advance of any interview that may take place.
Drug offences are often treated extremely seriously in Ireland. Unfortunately, a conviction for even the most minor drug possession offence can have career-ending consequences. At Green & Associates Solicitors, we have extensive experience in defending individuals accused of drug-related crimes, including the possession of drugs, possession with intent to distribute and the importation of medications.
Intoxication (being drunk) in a public place
Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 deals with the offence of being intoxicated (that is, drunk) in a public place. While the maximum fine for being intoxicated in a public place in Ireland is a class E fine, the section gives the Gardai the power to seize the intoxicating substance (normally, the alcohol) where they suspect that an offence of being intoxicated in a public place is being committed.
Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 makes it an offence for any person in a public place to use threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with the intention of causing a breach of the peace. A typical example of this would be when a person, by their words or actions, was likely to cause a fight with the person or persons they insulted. It would also cover the situation where groups of youths were looking for trouble through their threatening behaviour towards other people. Again, the Garda may confiscate alcohol.
Any person found guilty of this offence can be liable to a class D fine and a prison sentence of 3 months maximum.
This offence is concerned with what is described as “offensive conduct”.
Section 5(i) of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 makes it an offence for anyone in a public place to engage in offensive conduct:
Offensive conduct is unreasonable behaviour which (having regard to the circumstances) is likely to cause serious offence or serious annoyance to other people. The penalty for this offence is a class D fine.
The purpose of this offence was to deal with the types of disorderly behaviour which fall short of threatening behaviour but could adversely affect the quality of people’s lives. A typical example of this offence would be people shouting late at night, having left nightclubs where this would cause serious annoyance to residents.
Section 23A has been inserted in the Act by Section 184 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 and allows the Gardai to impose a fixed charge fine for disorderly conduct in a public place instead of court proceedings for this offence. To have the crime treated as a fixed charge offence, you must give your name and address to the Garda. Failure to do so means you may be arrested without a warrant and be convicted of a summary offence for which the maximum penalty is a class C fine.
If the Gardai choose to have this offence treated as a fixed-charge offence, they may serve notice on you that you will not be charged if a stated amount is paid within 28 days. The amount of the fixed charge, currently €140, is set by Regulations.
Distribution or display in a public place of material which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene
7.—(1) It shall be an offence for any person in a public place to distribute or display any writing, sign or visible representation which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or being reckless as to whether a violation of the peace may be occasioned.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or both.
S11 Wilful obstruction
9.—Any person who, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, wilfully prevents or interrupts the free passage of any person or vehicle in any public place shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £200.
Entering the building, etc., with intent to commit an offence
to enter any building or the curtilage of any building or any part of such building or curtilage as a trespasser, or
(b) to be within the vicinity of any such building or curtilage or part of such building or curtilage to trespass thereon,
in the circumstances giving rise to the reasonable inference that such entry or presence was with the intent to commit an offence or unlawfully interfere with any property situated therein.
(2) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or both.
S13 Trespass on building
It shall be an offence for a person, without reasonable excuse, to trespass on any building or the curtilage thereof in such a manner as causes or is likely to cause fear in another person.
12 or more persons who are present together at any place (whether that place is a public place or a private place or both) use or threaten to use unlawful violence for a common purpose, and
(b) the conduct of those persons, taken together, is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at that place to fear for his or another person's safety,
S15 Violent disorder
three or more persons who are present together at any place (whether that place is a public place or a private place, or both) use or threaten to use unlawful violence, and
(b) the conduct of those persons, taken together, is such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at that place to fear for his or another person's safety,
Il cliente ha il diritto di essere rappresentato da un avvocato nel caso venga accusato di
un reato penale in Irlanda. È essenziale rivolgersi a un avvocato o a un barrister
qualificato specializzato in diritto penale. Questi valuterà il caso del cliente,
consigliandolo e rappresentandolo durante l'intero procedimento legale.
Nel diritto penale irlandese l’imputato è dato per innocente fino a prova contraria.
L’onere della prova spetta all’accusa, la quale deve dimostrare oltre ogni ragionevole
dubbio che il cliente ha commesso il presunto reato. L’avvocato difensore si impegnerà
a contestare le prove dell’accusa e a mettere in dubbio la colpevolezza del cliente.
Analisi delle leggi in merito alla criminalità in Irlanda:
sfide attuali e prospettive future
Il presente articolo è volto all’analisi delle leggi legate alla criminalità in Irlanda,
concentrandosi sulla loro efficacia, sulle sfide e sulle potenziali aree di miglioramento.
Il quadro giuridico che disciplina la criminalità svolge un ruolo fondamentale nel
mantenere l’ordine pubblico, proteggere i cittadini e garantire la giustizia. Esaminando
le leggi sulla criminalità esistenti in Irlanda, questo articolo mira a far luce sui loro
punti di forza e di debolezza, oltre a proporre prospettive future per migliorare il
sistema di giustizia penale.
Come qualsiasi altro paese, anche l’Irlanda deve affrontare numerose sfide per
mantenere la sicurezza pubblica e combattere il crimine. Leggi efficaci sono essenziali
per scoraggiare comportamenti illegali, assicurare processi equi e garantire una pena
adeguata ai colpevoli. Il presente articolo analizza in maniera critica le leggi sulla
criminalità in Irlanda, con particolare attenzione alla loro efficacia, alle sfide da
affrontare e alle potenziali aree di miglioramento.
1. Panoramica sulla legislazione in materia di criminalità in Irlanda
Questa sezione fornisce una panoramica del quadro giuridico esistente che regola la
criminalità in Irlanda. Esamina quindi la legislazione primaria, come il Criminal
Justice Act 2006, l’Offences Against the Person Act 1861 e il Misuse of Drugs Act
1977. Inoltre, evidenzia il ruolo dei principi di Common law e della Costituzione
irlandese nella definizione delle leggi sulla criminalità.
2. Efficacia delle leggi sulla criminalità
Questa sezione valuta l’efficacia delle leggi sulla criminalità in Irlanda e il
raggiungimento degli obiettivi prefissati. Analizza i tassi di criminalità, le condanne e
la percezione della sicurezza da parte dell’opinione pubblica, al fine di verificare
l’impatto delle leggi esistenti. Inoltre, esamina il ruolo delle forze dell’ordine, quali la
Garda Síochána, nel far rispettare e applicare le leggi sulla criminalità.
Вы имеете право быть представленным адвокатом в случае, если вам
предъявлено обвинение в совершении уголовного преступления в Ирландии.
Необходимо воспользоваться услугами квалифицированного адвоката или
барристера, специализирующегося на уголовном праве. Он оценит дело клиента,
проконсультирует и будет представлять его на протяжении всего судебного
В ирландском уголовном праве обвиняемый считается невиновным до тех пор,
пока его вина не будет доказана. Бремя доказывания лежит на стороне
обвинения, которое должно доказать вне всяких разумных сомнений, что клиент
совершил предполагаемое преступление. Адвокат защиты постарается оспорить
доказательства обвинения и поставить под сомнение вину клиента.
Анализ законов о преступности в Ирландии:
текущие проблемы и перспективы
Цель данной статьи - проанализировать законы о преступности в Ирландии,
сосредоточившись на их эффективности, проблемах и потенциальных областях
для улучшения. Правовая база, регулирующая преступность, играет ключевую
роль в поддержании правопорядка, защите граждан и обеспечении
справедливости. Рассматривая существующие законы о преступности в
Ирландии, данная статья призвана пролить свет на их сильные и слабые стороны,
а также предложить будущие перспективы для совершенствования системы
Как и любая другая страна, Ирландия сталкивается с многочисленными
проблемами в области поддержания общественной безопасности и борьбы с
преступностью. Эффективные законы необходимы для сдерживания
противоправного поведения, обеспечения справедливого судебного
разбирательства и адекватного наказания преступников. В этой статье мы
критически рассмотрим ирландские законы о преступности, обратив внимание
на их эффективность, проблемы и потенциальные области для улучшения.
1. Обзор законодательства о преступности в Ирландии
В данном разделе представлен обзор существующей правовой базы,
регулирующей преступность в Ирландии. Затем в нем рассматриваются
основные законодательные акты, такие как Закон об уголовном правосудии 2006
года, Закон о преступлениях против личности 1861 года и Закон о
злоупотреблении наркотиками 1977 года. Кроме того, подчеркивается роль
принципов общего права и Конституции Ирландии в формировании законов о
2. Эффективность законов о преступности
В данном разделе оценивается эффективность законов о преступности в
Ирландии и достижение их целей. В нем анализируются показатели
преступности, количество осужденных и восприятие общественностью
безопасности, чтобы определить влияние существующих законов. В нем также
рассматривается роль правоохранительных органов, таких как “Гарда Сиохана”,
в обеспечении соблюдения и применения законов о преступности.
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