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Been Charged with Murder or Culpable Homicide?

Any act which brings about the end of someone’s life is treated very seriously by the authorities. Any crime which results in the loss of life carries severe penalties and requires expert handling by an experienced law firm.

Murder Defence Lawyers Glasgow

The legal definition of murder is the taking of the life of another person with intent, or with reckless disregard for the consequences of your actions. This is a simple definition of a complex and serious crime.
There are defences available to a person charged with murder, including insanity and self-defence.

Some defences are ‘complete’ defences, which means that, if they are successful, the accused is found not guilty. Others operate as partial defences – meaning they reduce the seriousness of the charge (to one of culpable homicide for instance) or the length of the sentence.

Such pleas require careful and sensitive handling. As such it’s important to seek the advice of an expert criminal law solicitor from the very outset.

Culpable Homicide

Culpable homicide will be the appropriate charge where an act (or failure to act) brings about the end someone’s life but there was no intent on the part of the accused.

Often, a charge of murder will be reduced to culpable homicide on further scrutiny of the facts. There are a defences available to a charge of culpable homicide. We can advise on the best course of action. Contacct us at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss your case.

Attempted Murder

Attempted murder is charged where there has been an attempt on the life of another or in circumstances where the accused demonstrated reckless disregard for the life of their victim. Obviously, the distinction from murder is that death is not the result of the act in question.

Charges of Murder, Culpable Homicide and Attempted murder are very serious and can have serious consequences, including lengthy prison terms.

Our criminal solicitors, based in Glasgow, will advise you at all stages from your initial police interview through to trial and onto appeal if necessary.

Legal Aid Solicitors Glasgow

We are members of The Law Society of Scotland and are registered to provide Legal Aid by The Scottish Legal Aid Board. Legal Aid may be available in many cases.

24 Hour Help

We understand that being accused of a crime is a stressful experience. That’s why we provide 24 hour assistance for emergencies and effective representation should you require to appear before any court.

Call or visit us to discuss your case. We have offices in Baillieston, Cambuslang, Muirhead and Glasgow City Centre.

Criminal Defence Lawyers Glasgow

Contact Us Now - It’s never too soon to get in touch. Call us today on 0141 552 9193 or use our online enquiry form. Our solicitors will deal with your enquiry in the strictest of confidence.