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Murder Charges - Criminal Defence Solicitors Glasgow

If you find yourself in a situation where you require legal representation for murder charges in Glasgow, it is crucial to contact experienced and knowledgeable criminal defence solicitors. 

Our team of highly skilled criminal lawyers specialises in handling murder cases and can provide you with the best possible legal advice and representation.

With years of experience, we understand the complexity and sensitivity of murder cases and are committed to ensuring the protection of your rights throughout the legal process. Contact our murder defence lawyers in Glasgow today to discuss your case and receive the support you need during this challenging time.

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Attempted Murder - Criminal Defence Lawyers in Glasgow

Attempted murder is charged when there has been an attempt on the life of another or in circumstances where the accused demonstrated a 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 criminal offences and can have serious consequences, including lengthy prison terms, which is why legal advice is crucial to create a compelling defence. 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.

Instructing our criminal lawyers Glasgow means placing your trust in experienced professionals who are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for their clients. Our expertise, knowledge, and commitment ensure that every client receives a rigorous defence against serious criminal charges.

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Culpable Homicide

Culpable homicide will be the appropriate charge where an act (or failure to act) brings about the end of 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 defences available to a charge of culpable homicide. We can advise on the best course of action. 

Contact us at the earliest possible opportunity to discuss your case; our criminal lawyers are here to provide a high-quality service.

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Been Charged with Murder or Culpable Homicide?

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 expert criminal defence solicitors from the very outset. Throughout the legal process, our criminal defence lawyers will provide expert advice and guidance. 

They will explain the charges and potential consequences, and help prepare for court appearances and representation during trial. Their extensive courtroom experience allows them to skilfully challenge the prosecution’s case and present compelling arguments.

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Criminal Defence FAQs

If you are arrested or detained for a crime in Scotland, the police must inform you of your rights, such as the right to legal representation. You will be taken to a police station, where you may be detained for up to 12 hours without charge. After this time, you must either be charged or released, or the period extended. If charged, you may be held in custody for up to 24 hours before being brought before a court. The court will then decide whether to grant bail or remand you in custody until your trial.

Yes, in Scotland, being released on an undertaking is similar to being released on bail. Undertakings can be issued to individuals who have been arrested or charged, specifying a date and time to appear in court. A bail undertaking typically involves being charged with a crime and then released with a promise to attend a hearing. Both bail and undertakings come with certain conditions that must be met, such as attending all court dates and not committing any further offences. However, breaching bail or undertaking conditions can lead to prosecution and a prison sentence of up to twelve months.

Yes, if you are in police custody in Scotland, you have the right to free legal advice from a solicitor. This advice is available over the phone or at the police station. You should be informed about this right before being questioned, and the police must wait for the solicitor to arrive before questioning begins. However, if you do not want a solicitor present during questioning, you can waive this right, although it is not recommended. If you are under 18 or a vulnerable adult, you must have a solicitor present during questioning.

If your case goes to court, the Procurator Fiscal will decide which court it will be heard in. The court will review the evidence and then make a decision based on the facts of the case and the relevant law. If you are found guilty, you may face penalties such as fines, community service, or imprisonment. If you are found not guilty, you will be acquitted of the charges, and your case will be closed. It is important to seek legal advice and representation if you are facing criminal charges in Scotland.