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HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE TYPICAL AREAS OF CRIMINAL LAW THAT WE ARE HELPING OUR CLIENTS WITH
Public Order Offences
Driving
Offences
Food
Regulations
Health and
Safety
Football
Banning Orders
Theft From Employer

Football Banning Orders

If you are accused of having committed an offence under:

The Sporting Event (Control of Alcohol etc') Act 1985

The Football (Offences) Act 1991

The Public Order Act 1985 ss(4) or (5)

The Football (Disorder) Act 2000

(the above list is not exhaustive) Then you may have be made (or have been made) subject to a Football Banning Order (FBO) restricting your liberty during 'controlled periods'. Direct Access barristers at Holborn Chambers may be able to help you at any point during the process from the initial imposition of the order to appeal or review.

An FBO may be imposed by a court if at any time your conduct has caused or contributed to violence or disorder in the UK or elsewhere. The violence can be against a person or property including threatening violence. Disorder includes precipitating hatred owing to race, nationality, colour etc' or using threatening, abusive or insulting words or displaying any writing conveying the same.

FBOs take into account beaches committed outside of the UK jurisdiction such as foreign courts, removals from foreign stadia or deportation. The conduct can occur away from the match itself but would require evidence that it was football related.

If any of the above applies to you, then perhaps you ought to contact Crimelegal the Direct Access arm for barristers at Holborn Chambers. The consequences of a FBO could be serious. The length of the ban can be between 6 and 10 years after an immediate custodial sentence, or between 3 and 5 years or 2 and 3 years if not. This will not only limit your ability to watch live regulated football matches (i.e. any premier, league or conference match) but also could severely disrupt your ability to travel abroad for work or pleasure since an additional restriction could be the surrender of your passport and reporting to a police stations during 'controlled periods'.

The FBO has to pass a test of relevance before it can be imposed. Even if you are past that stage Direct Access barristers at Holborn Chambers may still be able to help you since the 'relevance finding' can be appealed as an appeal against sentence.

Further to all the above, if an FBO has been made and complied with for at least 2/3 of the period then an application can be made to terminate the order completely. Again Direct Access barristers at Holborn Chambers can help you present your case for review and represent you in court.


HOW WE HELP REGARDING FOOTBALL BANNING ORDERS
We can help with all aspects of football banning orders including:
  • Criminal Prosecutions
  • Appeals Against Conviction
  • Appeals Against Sentence
  As Direct Access barristers we have:
  • Lower Costs
  • Better Case Management
  • Greater Accessibility


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