In Scotland, breach of the peace is a common criminal charge that can be brought in a wide range of circumstances. Each case depends on its facts.

If you have been charged with breach of the peace in Scotland, contact Thorley Stephenson as soon as possible for guidance on the best options for you.

Defending a Charge of Breach of the Peace

Breach of the peace usually involves some sort of public disorder, such as shouting, swearing, or disorderly conduct which is liable to cause fear, alarm or disturbance to others.

Commonly brought under Section 38 (1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, charges of breach of the peace in Scotland can be successfully defended, for instance, if the person’s behaviour was, in all the circumstances, reasonable.

Thorley Stephenson’s criminal solicitors provide a first class criminal defence service in the courts of Edinburgh, such as Edinburgh Sheriff Court, and across other courts in Scotland and can help you if you have been charged with a breach of the peace crime.

Contact our Breach of the Peace Lawyers Edinburgh & East Lothian, Scotland

For legal advice from our solicitors regarding breach of the peace charges or indeed any other criminal charge, Thorley Stephenson SSC’s criminal solicitors can help. 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 one of our solicitors about your case.

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