An increasing number of our clients are being charged with a contravention of section 39(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. This more commonly referred to as stalking. The consequences of this conviction are far-reaching and can have serious consequences for the individual concerned.
To be convicted of the offence of stalking, an accused person must either have intended that the other person would suffer fear or alarm as the result of the course of conduct or ought to have known, in all of the circumstances, that the other person was likely to suffer fear or alarm. A course of conduct means conduct on at least two occasions.
McGovern Reid regularly defend accused persons charged with a contravention of section 39(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. The sooner that you contact us, the sooner that we can help you.
Section 39 Defence Lawyers Wishaw, Hamilton, Motherwell and Airdrie and throughout Lanarkshire
Often these allegations begin following a difficult break up and McGovern Reid are specialists in defending these allegations. We appreciate the stigma that is attached to an allegation of stalking and we know the impact that this offence can have on your family and your career.
It is a defence for a person charged with Section 39(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 to show that their conduct was, in all of the circumstances, reasonable. The nature of conduct, the frequency of the conduct, the circumstances of the conduct and the explanation provided by the accused are all relevant factors when assessing whether the accused’s behaviour was reasonable or not.
McGovern Reid are experts in defending individuals accused of committing Section 39(1) offences and it is vital that you contact McGovern Reid as soon as possible. We have a lot of experience representing clients accused of stalking and we can represent you during your police interview, at your bail undertaking and through to trial where we can challenge inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the prosecution’s case.
Contact McGovern Reid Stalking Lawyers Airdrie, Wishaw and Glasgow
If the police contact you seeking to arrange an interview or you have been charged with a stalking offence, you should contact McGovern Reid Court by calling our 24/7 contact number 01698 359 550. We represent clients from Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Hamilton and Lanark and Motherwell and throughout Lanarkshire.