Domestic Abuse and Stalking


Domestic Abuse Defence Lawyers Greenock, Dunoon & Dumbarton, West of Scotland

A domestic abuse or stalking charge can have wide-reaching consequences, including restricting access to your children and a lengthy custodial sentence. It may even have an impact on your career, as certain professionals (including teachers and doctors) are required to disclose criminal convictions to potential employers, and could harm your reputation and business. 
Westcourts go the extra mile to ensure your rights are protected and the impact of the allegations on your relationships and your livelihood are minimised. To discuss your case with a member of our team, call us today on 01475 601 999 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

Domestic abuse law in Scotland

The law on domestic abuse in Scotland was formalised in the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which created a new offence of engaging in a course of abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner. The behaviour does not have to be violent; it also covers psychological and emotional abuse. If abuse is also directed towards children or they are adversely affected by it, this will be an aggravating factor and will be reflected in any sentence imposed. 
The authorities take a firm approach to investigating and prosecuting domestic abuse allegations. However, sometimes what is simply a heated argument can be interpreted as domestic abuse. For these reasons, it is essential that you instruct an experienced criminal defence lawyer to represent your position and point of view. 

Contact our Domestic Abuse Defence Lawyers for Greenock, Dunoon, Dumbarton, Lochgilphead, Rothesay, Campbeltown, Oban and across Scotland

Getting expert advice and representation from the outset can make all the difference to the outcome of your case. Call us now on 01475 601 999 or please fill in our online contact form.

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