Under Scots law, assault is defined as a physical attack on another person intended to cause bodily injury or put the victim in a state of fear of attack which could cause them bodily injury.
If you have been involved in a physical altercation, such as a fight or scuffle, and another person has been injured, it is possible that you will be charged with assault. In these circumstances, it is very important to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity.
Assault Defence Lawyers Wishaw, Hamilton, Motherwell, Bellshill, Glasgow
McGovern Reid specialises in defending those accused of assault and are ideally placed to help defend you if you have been charged with assault. The sooner that you seek legal advice, the sooner that your options can be explored, including looking at any defence you may have.
We also act for individuals who have been charged with police assaults and resisting arrest offences. These are statutory offences which are prosecuted using the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012, section 90(1) (police assaults) and section 90(2) (resisting arrest). McGovern Reid regularly take these cases to trial and challenge the police officer’s version of events. We appreciate that accused persons can be wrongly accused of offences by police officers and our expert legal team can ensure that the court hears your side of the story.
McGovern Reid represent individuals charged with assault, police assaults and resisting arrest on a regular basis. We are experts in criminal defence. We can help you before your case comes to court and at trial.
An assault conviction is a serious matter and if you are accused of assault, it is important that you seek legal advice promptly.
The law allows, in certain circumstances, for defences such as self-defence or provocation to be argued. These are legally complex areas and it is vital to have expert legal representation. McGovern Reid can help you.
McGovern Reid Assault & Police Assault Lawyers
If you are arrested and charged with assault, you should contact or request that McGovern Reid be contacted immediately on 01698 359 550 or by using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
We have offices in Wishaw and Hamilton which allow us to represent clients from Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Lanark, Motherwell, Wishaw and throughout Lanarkshire and beyond.
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