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 that he or she may be subject to an 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 in Wishaw, Scotland
McGovern Court Lawyers specialises in defending those accused of assault and are ideally placed to help defend you if you have been charged with an assault. The sooner that you seek legal advice, the sooner that your options can be explored, including looking at any defences you may have in relation to the assault.
You may have been charged with assault or the more serious offence of aggravated assault. This offence occurs if the assault has been aggravated by another factor, such as when an assault puts someone’s life in danger or when the act of violence causes a severe injury or permanent disfigurement. Other factors which can cause an assault to be classed as aggravated include offences that may be racially or religiously motivated or where a weapon is used.
McGovern Court Lawyers represents individuals charged with assault and aggravated assault on a regular basis. We are experts in criminal defence. We can help you before your case comes to court, during any trial and also represent you throughout any appeal proceedings.
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 Court Lawyers can help you.
Contact McGovern Assault Lawyers - Whenever and wherever you need help.
If you are detained or arrested and charged with assault, you should contact or request that McGovern Court Lawyers be contacted immediately on 01698 442 796 or by using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
We have our main office in Wishaw, consulting offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and we regularly represent clients from Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Lanark, Motherwell and across Lanarkshire.