A long running series of cases in Lincoln have finally concluded, with our client found not guilty of Violent Disorder at Lincoln Crown Court.
The incidents were all said to be football hooligan related and involved a football match between Lincoln City and Luton Town in October 2012.
Lawtons successfully defended two Luton Town fans, who were tried in Lincoln Magistrates’ Court earlier this year, for an offence contrary to section 4 Public Order Act. This is an offence aimed at the fear or provocation of violence. Due to our experience in dealing with Public Order cases, the Magistrates found both clients not guilty.
Our client at Lincoln Crown Court faced the more serious charge of Violent Disorder, contrary to section 2 of the Public Order Act. It is a charge only one step down from Riot.
Due to our experience and the use of a carefully selected Barrister, Liam Walker of Doughty Street Chambers, our client was acquitted of the charge he faced.
A conviction for any of our clients would have resulted in a Football Banning Order and the very real prospect of a prison sentence. We have a huge level of experience in dealing with football violence court cases. The team was led by Stephen Halloran, with Richard Bayliss and Alan Jones all playing a leading role in the successful outcome for our clients.
As specialist crime lawyers, we have the ability to defend cases successfully across the country. If you face serious criminal charges, you need to speak with expert crime solicitors.