Breach of the peace is one of the most commonly charged offences in Scotland. This is because it covers any type of behaviour relating to public disorder, including verbal or physical misconduct, which is threatening or abusive and likely to cause fear or alarm. The crime can include anything from swearing to making threats. Prosecutions for this crime are common, so if you have been charged with breach of the peace, it is important that you seek expert legal advice to help you to avoid a penalty.
We have helped many clients successfully fight an allegation of breach of the peace. Whether the charge is brought under the common law or under section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, we thoroughly test every element of the prosecution’s case to its limits. In many cases, it is possible to weaken the veracity of the prosecution’s allegations and demonstrate that the evidence is insufficient to meet either the common law or statutory tests.
Contact our Breach of the Peace Lawyers in Lanark, Carluke, Motherwell, Barrhead, East Kilbride, Neilson & Newton Mearns, Scotland
Contact us today for practical and effective advice on your breach of the peace matter. We routinely advise clients from Carluke, Hamilton, Lanark, Motherwell, Strathaven, Wishaw, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Paisley and throughout Scotland on these issues. Please contact us on 01555 662576 or fill out our online enquiry form for further information at the earliest possible opportunity so we can get to work at securing you the best possible outcome.