There have been countless incidents over the years involving well-known sportsmen falling foul of the law with regards to criminal offences.
While such controversies have occurred across the country, there have been several involving those based in London, with a string of footballers and others said to have been hit with sentences.
In such instances, they will have undoubtedly needed a team of criminal defence solicitors in London to fight their case, with certain incidents potentially leading to dire consequences without one.
As noted by BBC Sport, Watford striker Troy Deeney was sentenced to 10 months in jail after an attack in Birmingham in 2012.
That’s not the only incident involving a Watford player, as Marlon King was reportedly charged with 14 offences by 2009 including violence against women, as per The Guardian.
More recently, Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was given a two-month prison sentence for assaulting a police officer, as reported by Sky Sports, with the incident occurring while he was still with Paris Saint-Germain.
That wasn’t the only time that he landed himself in trouble though, with the same publication noting that he was arrested but later released on suspicion of assault following his move to north London.
It doesn’t just apply to those involved in football though, as there have been several other arrests and charges against other sportsmen who call London home.
From Dereck Chisora being found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend in 2010, as per BBC Sport, to cricketer Mervyn Westfield being handed a four-month sentence for spot fixing as reported by the Daily Mail, the famous faces are not impervious to finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.