Get your charges dismissed/reduced with Legal Aid
Having to appear at a Sheriff court or a Justice of the Peace court can be a scary and overwhelming experience, and even being interviewed in a police station can be daunting. If you’re facing a criminal charge or are likely to be questioned by the police, it’s essential you seek legal advice and assistance.
By getting help from criminal lawyers, your charges could be reduced or even dismissed completely, and this could put an end to any on-going criminal investigations. The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) puts everyone on a level playing field when it comes to criminal law, and you have every right to have a lawyer with you when you’re being questioned by the police. It is also FREE. Even Alex Salmond would get his police station interview funded by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).
SLAB routinely dispenses funding for individuals who have been charged with crimes and this legal aid will ensure you can access advice from a criminal lawyer regulated by the Scottish Law Society. With the Scottish Legal Aid Board providing a whole host of resources online, you should find it easy to get the help you need.
As well as having an in-depth knowledge of criminal law, your SLAB funding will provide you with a legal professional who has extensive experience of working within the criminal justice system. This means they’ll know if your charges can be reduced or dismissed. Often, the right legal advice can put an end to your legal problems straightaway and it’s available completely free of charge!
Should you contact SLAB?
When you’re detained by the police you will not have to contact SLAB to confirm your eligibility for legal aid funding. You’ll have the right to access a criminal lawyer so you should be able to get legal advice straightaway. In many cases, this will be all you need to bring matters to a close as your specialist criminal lawyer will attempt to have the charges against you dropped or dismissed as quickly as possible.
If matters progress, there’s further help available and legal aid Scotland will ensure you have representation in court if you’re charged with a crime. It’s easy to apply for legal aid in Scotland and our experienced legal team can help with Scottish Legal Aid Board forms and applications when they’re needed.
With initial legal advice available free of charge to everyone, there’s no need to delay getting the help you need. Before you speak with the police, admit to any charges or accept any direct measures, take advantage of the funding from SLAB and seek free legal advice.
To find out more about securing legal aid in Scotland from SLAB, contact our team today on one of the numbers above.