Crime & Extradition

PUBLIC ORDER OR FOOTBALL RELATED OFFENCES

Football arouses passion like no other sport; it is therefore natural to love your team and show your support. However, the many stringent rules surrounding football matches could see you in trouble with the police for what you would assume to be harmless actions. Therefore, obtaining legal advice as early as possible in such situations is a must.
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The laws regulating spectator behaviour at and around football stadiums on match days are numerous and strict. Arrests can be made for things such as:

  • Chanting,
  • displaying banners others might find offensive,
  • throwing objects,
  • taking flares or fireworks to a match,
  • entering prohibited areas,
  • being drunk at the ground,
  • or even carrying alcohol in a vehicle travelling to a match.

As well as the above, swearing or yelling could see you arrested for a public order offence if someone feels threatened by what you say. You can also be arrested for a public order offence if you are found to be using or threatening violence and/or damaging property.

We understand how distressing it can be to find yourself accused of a crime for what at the time may be seemingly harmless behaviour. Especially at a place whereby such behaviours are somewhat expected.

The specialist Criminal Defence Team at Taylor Rose is highly experienced at defending a wide range of football-related offences including:

  • public order offences;
  • alcohol offences;
  • firework offences; or
  • stadium offences.

If you are convicted of a football-related offence, the Courts can impose a banning order which can last up to 10 years. Such orders can see you banned from the vicinity of all specified football grounds. The order could also see you banned from pubs and even public transport. We can help you apply to the Court for the early release from a football banning order.

Our specialist criminal defence solicitors will listen to your side of the story. They will then gather all the relevant facts with your side of the matter in mind. They will then consider all of the evidence at hand to establish the best possible defence for your case.

Our team will be with you during the police interview to offer expert legal advice and ensure your rights are protected. If you are charged with a public order or football-related offence, they will fight for your right to bail. they will provide you with the finest advocates at trial to win you the most helpful possible outcome.

We offer a variety of funding options which does include legal aid. This is however dependent on your financial situation and the seriousness of the offence. You may instead wish to privately fund your defence. We offer fixed fees where possible to give you certainty of our costs from the outset. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a football-related or public order offence, please contact our specialist Criminal Defence Solicitors. They can offer you guidance and advice on how to proceed. You can contact them by telephone on 020 3540 4444  or via email at info@taylor-rose.co.uk to arrange a call back at your convenience.



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Highly experienced at defending a wide range of football-related offences


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