Blog posts categorised: Crime

When can previous convictions impact new relationships?

When can previous convictions impact new relationships?

Something Old and Something New When can previous convictions impact new relationships? Previous convictions represent highly sensitive personal data and are ordinarily confidential, disclosable only in very limited circumstances. However, under the Domestic Violence...
Password Protected

Password Protected

Can I be forced to give police the password to my phone or laptop? Our crime team, takes a look at the police’s powers when accessing electronic devices. Police in England and Wales can formally demand passwords and unlocking codes to phones, laptops or any other...
Will my criminal record ruin my life?

Will my criminal record ruin my life?

Clients who are investigated for the first time often worry that if they are given a caution or are convicted, then they might never be able to get a job because they will have to disclose the caution/conviction or worry that they have a criminal record.  An...

Upskirting is now a criminal offence

Upskirting is the taking of surreptitious, sexually intrusive photographs.  This is now a specific criminal offence in England and Wales punishable by up to two years in prison after a campaign was started by a woman who was targeted at a music festival. The Campaign...
Chambers 2019

Chambers 2019

Once again several of our departments and solicitors have been recognised in the annual rankings from Chambers & Partners. The family team are one of only two companies listed as Band 1 for Newcastle with 4 solicitors gaining individual rankings. Managing Partner...
Top Solicitors in Newcastle

Top Solicitors in Newcastle

David Gray Solicitors has once again been ranked as a Top Tier firm in the prestigious Legal 500 2019 directory. The Family and Crime teams were ranked as Tier 1 departments in the North of England category. The crime team are recognised in both the fraud and general...
The Police Interview Process

The Police Interview Process

For many of us, the prospect of a Police interview under caution is extremely daunting and you may not know what to expect or how the process works. The reason you are being interviewed under caution is because the Police suspect you to be responsible for a criminal...
The truth about cautions

The truth about cautions

Coronation Street viewers may have noticed a major legal blunder on a recent episode when it came to the issuing of a Police caution to Tim Metcalfe. Tim was arrested following an allegation of assault on Duncan Radfield, after he set wife Sally up following a fraud...
Released under Investigation

Released under Investigation

Contact our crime department 24/7 on 07764929487 or call our specialist police station adviser Hannah Mostoufi during office hours on  0191 243 8148 “You’re being released without bail… but remain under investigation”. “So, what happens now?”, you may ask. This is an...
Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Millions of drivers are in the dark over new £2,500 speeding fines coming into force next week! Daily Mail Speeding fines get bigger on Monday, and 80 per cent of drivers have no idea ! The Telegraph The truth is that only the top bracket of Speeding fines imposed at...

28-day limit on police bail comes into force in the UK

Today sees the introduction of new time limits being set on police bail. From today the police will only be able to impose pre-charge bail for up to 28 days. The new measures have been hailed as a positive move which will prevent thousands of people from languishing...

Northern Law Awards 2017

David Gray Solicitors LLP have been shortlisted for three Northern Law Awards.  The family, crime and property teams are celebrating after the shortlist of contenders were announced today (20 March 2017). The awards, running for the third time in the North East see...