If you have been accused of perverting the course of justice, we can help.
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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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.
Classic examples of perverting the course of justice include:
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.
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.
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.