Fuller and White solicitors are criminal law experts acting for clients who have been charged with a variety of regulatory offences.
Some examples of regulatory offences include;
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Public intoxication
- Fishing, hunting or driving without the appropriate licence
Compared to other criminal offences, it’s much easier to be convicted of a regulatory offence. While most criminal offences require proof that the person accused intended to commit a crime, most regulatory offences, however, do not require proof of intent. In absolute liability cases, proof that the accused did the act in question can lead to a conviction, while in other cases negligence is enough.
The Consequences can be Severe
Most people don’t take regulatory offence convictions seriously as they do not result in a criminal record. However, the consequences of being convicted can be significant, with the penalties can include everything from large fines, probation orders and even imprisonment. Furthermore, in conjunction with some traffic offences it can also result in the suspension of your driver’s licence.
Skilfully Defending Against Regulatory Offences
If you have been charged with a regulatory it’s best to consult with one of our experienced criminal defence lawyers as soon as possible. We have the experience and resources necessary to effectively assist in defending our clients against all types of regulatory offence charges.