Crimes of Violence

Whether you are facing a charge of murder, culpable homicide, rape, or simple assault, our solicitors have a vast amount of experience defending clients in the Justice of the Peace, Sheriff and High Courts.

There are several defences available to an accused person facing a charge of violence and we ensure that these are fully explored when preparing your defence. Defences of Self Defence, Alibi and Incrimination are all referred to as “special defences” and may be open to a person accused of a crime of violence. However, some cases are very time sensitive, due to the requirement to obtain CCTV or take statements from witnesses. It is therefore important that you seek the legal advice from one of our solicitors at the earliest opportunity, as in certain circumstances a conviction for a crime of violence may lead to a custodial sentence.

Offences we can help with

Road Traffic Offences

Public Disorder Offences

Drugs Offences

Dishonesty, Theft & Fraud

Crimes of Violence

Weapons & Knives

Firearms Offences

Sexual Assault


Proceeds of Crime

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