Matthew Berlow Criminal Lawyer at Graham Walker Solicitors have had many years of experience in courts regarding allegations of a domestic nature including domestic violence charges, domestic assault and domestic breach of the peace.

Do you need a domestic violence defence lawyer to defend you from charges of

  • Domestic assault
  • Domestic disturbance (s38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing Scotland Act 2010)

Domestic Violence Charges FAQ

A: Domestic violence can be a number of things; Scottish women's aid lists several examples of what consists of domestic violence:
  • Pulling hair, punching, slapping, kicking, biting or choking
  • Hurting with objects or weapons; for example, throwing the remote control at a person or threatening you with scissors
  • Harming the victims children, family or pets
A: If you are facing domestic violence charges then you should immediately contact us. Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in Scotland and a guilty conviction can be life-altering for the accused. Our domestic abuse lawyers have worked 100s of cases and have won many acquittals for defendants.

Some jurisdictions in Scotland now have specialised domestic courts and this is an indication of how seriously such domestic crimes are viewed by the authorities.

Such cases can be complicated and need extra care and sensitivity as often people find themselves in court as a result of an alcohol-fuelled fight with their partners and the alleged victim after calling the police wish to drop the charges.

These type of cases take on a life of their own despite the wishes of the victim and are very much prosecution led. Often the courts will impose special conditions of bail that parties cannot contact or communicate with each other in any way.

Domestic Violence defence lawyer

We can assist with such cases and also take steps to have special bail conditions reviewed where possible.

We have much experience defending those accused of domestic violence charges and countering false allegations made by partners or ex-partners.

Call us in confidence if you or someone close to you has been charged with a domestic offence. At Graham Walker Solicitors you can be sure you have a domestic violence defence lawyer that has faced 100s of cases with many ending in acquittals.

Matthew and his team worked well for my case and we got the just result in the end. I would recommend them to anyone.

G. Lindsay
G. Lindsay