Why pay privately for false allegation cases and why instruct us?
When you are subject to a police investigation, you do have a choice about how you want to fund your defence.
You can either choose public funding or you can instruct a solicitor to deal with your false allegation case privately.
Go public funding?
In general there is a huge misconception as to what your representative can do in relation to a publicly funded case.
Cover is restricted, as it extends only to legal advice given at the police station. In almost all cases, funding is provided as a “one size fits all” fixed fee. It does not matter how much work needs to be done, how high profile your case is, how long the representative remains with you or how many times you are required to attend the station.
As a result, the idea that the publicly funded solicitor will be actively working on your behalf behind the scenes at the office is extremely unlikely as they will not be funded for this work.
Go private funding?
It is important that you act quickly.
Your primary need is to avoid an arrest if you can. Any arrest on your record, even if you are not ultimately convicted, can cause problems with travel, with your employer, or for those studying for a variety of careers.
If you choose private funding, you are in control and will be able to select the right lawyer when you need them. They will be able to get the appropriate level of information at this early stage and quickly identify any weaknesses with police evidence. If you are unrepresented, or do not have the right lawyer, you are highly unlikely to get this valuable information at this crucial time. This could place you at a disadvantage, particularly at a time when you are likely to be very stressed, and dealing with events that could have occurred a long time ago.
Private funding means you are in control and your lawyer will be able to work on your case throughout the investigation and will not be restricted in what they can do under the fixed fee scheme. This will mean that your lawyer can be much more proactive in building your defence case throughout the duration of the investigation, and so giving you the best chance of achieving the right result at police station stage.
Why choose Monan Gozzett?
We have unparalleled success at obtaining the discontinuance of false allegation cases at the police station. With over 30 years experience at handling the most complex and high profile false allegations, our specialism in this field is a given. However it is in our core values, based on empathy and understanding, which makes us stand out from the crowd.
This means we know what to do and when to do it to ensure the best outcome for you. Recognising what you face, the likely impact that this will have on you and what that means for future action in your case is so important.
We recognise the stress and harrowing impact false allegations can have on an individual when they simply do not know what is happening or is likely to happen next. We always ensure that we keep you informed every step of the way.
Clients who have instructed our partners, consistently say, that they immediately feel better having spoken to us, and that they feel that they have regained some control.
In instructing us, you will be allocated an experienced partner to deal specifically with your case. If we are instructed early enough in relation to a false allegation, we will be able to advise you prior to an arrest. For example, this may enable us to negotiate a voluntary interview as opposed to an arrest being placed on your record.
If we attend the police station for your interview for a false allegation case, we will focus on the all-important disclosure aspect of your case, ensuring we get the right information at the right time. Any interview will be recorded and used at trial, so it is vital that you receive the right advice on how to deal with this.
Due to our expertise in false allegations, we submit complex written representations to the police and CPS nationally which leads to the majority of our cases being discontinued.
If you have been arrested for a false allegation please contact our office on 0207 936 6329 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.