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Racially Aggravated Section 4A Solicitors in London

Specialist London Solicitors in Racially Aggravated Section 4A cases

At MFI Law Limited we have the expertise in representing clients charged with racially aggravated section 4A cases. Our London Solicitors are available to represent clients at London Police Stations, Magistrates' and Crown Courts throughout the country.

Racially aggravated section 4A offences are governed by Public Order Act 1986 and Section 31 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998:

  1. A person is guilty of an offence under this section if he commits—
    1. an offence under section 4 of the M1Public Order Act 1986 (fear or provocation violence);
    2. an offence under section 4A of that Act (intentional harassment, alarm or distress); or
    3. an offence under section 5 of that Act (harassment, alarm or distress), which is racially or religiously aggravated for the purposes of this section.
  2. A constable may arrest without warrant anyone whom he reasonably suspects to be committing an offence falling within subsection (1)(a) or (b) above.
  3. A constable may arrest a person without warrant if—
    1. he engages in conduct which a constable reasonably suspects to constitute an offence falling within subsection (1)(c) above;
    2. he is warned by that constable to stop; and
    3. he engages in further such conduct immediately or shortly after the warning. The conduct mentioned in paragraph (a) above and the further conduct need not be of the same nature.
  4. A person guilty of an offence falling within subsection (1)(a) or (b) above shall be liable—
    1. on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or to both;
    2. on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to a fine, or to both.

Sentencing guidelines for Racially Aggravated Section 4A

Maximum Sentence: 2 years

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