Assault is a relatively common charge in Scotland, arising from attack against another person with intent to cause harm or injury, or which puts the victim in a state of fear for their physical safety.

Depending on your circumstances, a conviction for assault can have potentially serious consequences so it’s important to discuss your case with a lawyer in confidence at the earliest possible opportunity.

Assault Defence Lawyers Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland

While assault itself can be a significant charge, under Scots Law there is a more serious charge of aggravated assault which demands a strong criminal defence.

A charge of aggravated assault can be brought against you depending on the extent of injury to the victim, the use of a weapon (such as a knife or a gun), or the assault of a victim in their own home.  

Depending on the evidence and the circumstances of your case, relevant defences can include self-defence or provocation.

Thorley Stephenson are recognised as an award-winning law firm, with particular expertise in the criminal law and defence in Scotland and have years of experience helping to defend people in Scotland against assault charges. We also have experience of claiming compensation for injuries sustained through criminal actions.

Contact our Assault Defence Solicitors Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland

For advice on your options in defending a charge of assault of aggravated assault, contact Thorley Stephenson SSC’s criminal lawyers without delay. Thorley Stephenson SSC's offices are located close to Edinburgh Sheriff Court and The Court of Session and are easily accessible for all forms of transport. Please contact us today on 01315569599 to speak to us about your case.

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