Local Council Prosecutions

If you have been charged with a breach of local council laws, you will be prosecuted by Council prosecution rather than the Police. Nevertheless, a conviction can attract a criminal record which could impact your employment prospects and ability to travel.

Some common offences that you may be charged with by the local council include breaches of the Domestic Animals Act 1994, Food Act 1984 or the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Penalties can be severe, and charges under the Domestic Animals Act can require you to register your dog as dangerous and follow specific local council laws and guidelines.

We are experienced in acting in council prosecution matters for a range of charges.

Contact us to discuss your options and obtain advice on your specific circumstances.