Kangs Solicitors has been instructed to represent a client who is under investigation for being involved in the commission of the offence of forced marriage.
Cagin Husnu of Kangs Solicitors explains the nature of the offence.
The Law | Kangs Serious Crime Advisory Team
Section 121 of The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides:
Offence of forced marriage: England and Wales
This section has no associated Explanatory Notes
(1) A person commits an offence under the law of England and Wales if he or she—
(a) uses violence, threats or any other form of coercion for the purpose of causing another person to enter into a marriage, and
(b) believes, or ought reasonably to believe, that the conduct may cause the other person to enter into the marriage without free and full consent.
The offence carries a maximum sentence of seven years imprisonment and is one which can be dealt with in either the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court depending on the seriousness and/or complexity of the case.
How Can We Help? | Kangs Serious Crime Defence Solicitors
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