If you have been charged with Breach of the Peace, get in touch with us as soon as possible. Breach of the Peace is an offence that can be applied to a number of scenarios as it is any incident where a person’s conduct causes fear or alarm or a disturbance to the community. The inclusion of ‘disturbance of the community’ means the offence is not limited to threatening behaviour; it also includes lewd conduct and other disturbing behaviour such as following people. A police officer can arrest anyone who commits a breach of the peace without the need for a warrant.
Breach of Peace charges can be dealt with by either the Justice of the Peace Court, the Sheriff Court, or the High Court. The maximum penalty in the Justice of the Peace Court is 60 days’ imprisonment or a fine of £2500. The maximum penalty for a Breach of the Peace offence in the Sheriff Court is a 12-month prison sentence, or a fine of up to £5000, or both. It is also possible, but less common, to be prosecuted on an indictment for Breach of the Peace, for which the maximum penalty is up to 5-year prison sentence.
Contact our Breach of the Peace Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland
Contact our solicitors as soon as possible if you have been charged with Breach of the Peace. Our solicitors are highly experienced in the criminal field and have successfully defended many Breach of the Peace clients. We will fight your corner to ensure you have the best outcome possible. Our lines are open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Call us today on 01413362020 or contact us via our online contact form.