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Perverting the Course of Justice Legal Advice

Perverting the course of justice is a serious criminal offence that can carry a sentence of up to life in prison. Whilst life imprisonment is unlikely, it is likely that the court will impose a penalty other than a prison sentence. 

It is almost a certainty that your freedom is at stake if facing prosecution for this offence, we urge you to contact our experience criminal defence lawyers at Neil Kilcoyne & Co as soon as possible. Whether you have been charged already, or if the police have informed you that you are under investigation, we can put together a clear strategy for the way forward. 

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What is Perverting the Course of Justice?

Perverting the course of justice is known as defeating the ends of justice in Scotland. It covers offences that do not have specific laws, for example perjury or contempt of court. 

A charge can apply to the accused or anyone who tries to stop the police and the courts from doing their job. It can be easy to pervert the course of justice, yet the punishment is severe.

Examples of Perverting the Course of Justice

Classic examples of perverting the course of justice include:

  • Getting caught speeding and getting your partner, family member or friend to take the points for you. 
  • Telling the truth and then changing your testimony to a lie.
  • Trying to bribe a witness to change their story. 
  • Covering up a criminal offence. 
  • Helping someone avoid the police.

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You are entitled to legal advice before and during police questioning. We have solicitors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice.

Get In Touch With Our Solicitors

If you have been accused of perverting the course of justice, get in touch with our criminal lawyers in Scotland.

Our specialists at Neil Kilcoyne and Co are available to advise, and we will always do everything we can be to secure the best possible outcome for you. 

We also have experience in other criminal law areas, including fraud, indecent exposure and sexual assault. Get in touch with us today to discuss your case with an award-winning defence solicitor. 

You are entitled to legal advice before and during police questioning.

We have solicitors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice. Get in touch with a member of our team today to book an appointment or for a free telephone consultation.