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Get legal advice from our team of dedicated criminal defence lawyers

Parslows team of criminal lawyers are fearless in protecting clients interests with an attention to detail and expert advocacy skills second to none.

Each criminal lawyer in our team will defend each and every client to the highest degree of legal expertise and determination, no matter the accusation.

We regularly represent our clients at the Jersey Police Station, Customs, the Magistrates Court, the Royal Court, and at the Court of Appeal Courts in all areas of criminal law.

If you are in the position of having to  defend yourself against a criminal prosecution, only top level criminal legal advice will do.

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MEET THE HEAD OF OUR CRIMINAL DEFENCE DEPARTMENT

CHRISTOPER AUSTIN

Advocate

Litigation – Department head

OVERVIEW

Chris has developed his practice in the Jersey criminal courts where he has a reputation as a formidable advocate with a robust approach to protecting his client’s interests.

CHRIS’S SPECIALISMS INCLUDE:
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Property Disputes
  • Contentious Trust and Probate
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Commercial Disputes

HOW CAN WE ASSIST?

Murder, assault, or sexual offences

Whether you are facing a charge for murder, manslaughter, assault or a sexual offence, you will want defence from lawyers with extensive experience and skill on your side. That’s where we can help.

If you find yourself facing any of these charges then having the right legal representation at the earliest opportunity can make a significant difference to the outcome of your case.

Our criminal defence lawyers can defend you against any accusations made against you. We’ll look at your situation, the specific case made, and defend you in court if necessary.

Criminal fraud

Allegations arising from fraud corruption or bribery requires specialist legal advice, with the ability to advance a proactive defence at all times.

If you have an allegation levied against you, it is vitally important to seek professional legal advice at the earliest opportunity, ensuring that you are fully prepared for court, and to allow us to prepare your case as thoroughly as possible.

Motoring offences

Being charged with a motoring offence, such as driving under the influence (DUI) without due care and attention or speeding is undoubtedly a stressful time for you and your loved ones.

The law in this area can be complex and successful prosecution can result in the loss of your licence, increased insurance premiums, fines, and a prison sentence.

It’s important to seek professional legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you are fully prepared for any consequences.

Money laundering and proceeds of crime offences

Being accused of money laundering or proceeds from a criminal offence is serious and can have an enormous impact on you and or your business.

There is now a wide range of offences that constitute money laundering and the penalties for breach can be severe.

We act for individuals and businesses who find themselves caught up in money laundering investigations whether as witnesses or suspects. We offer expert advice on what steps can be taken to minimise the impact of such an investigation.

Drug offences

If you are accused of a drug crime it needs to be addressed with the help of an experienced Jersey criminal lawyer. The penalties you face can be significant. Our lawyers are highly experienced in drug laws and can help defend you whenever you need us.

Regulatory offences under licensing, planning and housing

Prosecutions brought against businesses or individuals in relation to regulatory offences can often be complex and can potentially result in significant fines for a breach.

If you are facing prosecution for an alleged regulatory offence such as a breach of the licensing law, planning or housing offence, contact us now and we’ll be able to help.

Need help from our expert criminal defence lawyers?

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