Criminal defence, legal aid and road traffic lawyers based in Edinburgh specialising in all aspects of legal defence including extradition and all aspects of traffic law. Legal advice areas covered include: Driving offences, speeding offences, removal of disqualification, criminal defence, Legal Aid, breach of the peace, assault, fixed penalty notices and extradition.

Serviced Areas

  • Edinburgh, East Lothiand and West Lothian

Contact Details

  City Edinburgh
  Postcode EH2 2ER
  Address 83 Princes Street
  Phone Number 013 1557 9151

Products & Services

Criminal Defence

Breach of the Peace
Misuse of Drugs
Rape or other Sexual Offences
Murder or Culpable Homicide
Fixed Penalties
Offensive Behaviour at Football
Social Security Fraud
Road Traffic Offences

Road traffic offences

Road traffic offences may include the areas of drink driving, driving offences, speeding tickets or any other element of road traffic law. Cases involving dangerous driving, careless driving, speeding and possible disqualification under 'totting up' are governed by the Road Traffic Acts. Such offences can have a disastrous effect on life at home, and at work. Our team of criminal solicitors have extensive experience in defending every type of road traffic offence including:

Getting Your Licence Back
Careless Driving
Offences under the Road Traffic Act

Legal Aid & Funding

Legal Aid is a vital component of Scotland's justice system. The provision of Legal Aid ensures that people who are otherwise unable to afford legal representation obtain access to justice.

Legal Aid is met through public funds. Applications for Legal Aid are administered by the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) , based in Edinburgh.

From Our Website

We are highly regarded Edinburgh Criminal Solicitors & Legal Aid Lawyers specialising in all types of criminal defence, from road traffic offences to murder and from fraud to offensive behaviour at football matches. We are McSporrans; Edinburgh criminal solicitors & legal aid lawyers offering advice and expert legal representation to anyone charged with a crime in Scotland, from road traffic offences to murder. We can help you round the clock. Contact us to speak to a solicitor today. Don't worry if you are arrested or charged in the early hours of the morning or during the weekend - we make it our business to provide advice and assistance whenever you need it.

We are an established Edinburgh law firm with a city centre presence providing criminal legal aid advice. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our Edinburgh solicitors. Andrew has more than 20 years experience of appearing in Courts throughout Scotland. In 2004 Andrew qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate which allows him to conduct the most serious cases in the High Court of Justiciary. Personable, professional and experienced he can progress your case through every stage of the court system.

Contact us today for friendly and expert legal advice from some of the best criminal lawyers in Edinburgh. If you have been charged with an offence in Scotland it is essential to get sound legal advice from a top criminal lawyer as soon as possible. If you think you require legal advice please get in touch. Call us today on 0131 557 9151 (24hrs) for a free, no obligation discussion.

In spite of the fact that Scotland is a separate jursidiction from England & Wales, with a different judicial system, the Road Traffic Act 1988 is applied here in the same way. All the main motoring offences are defined and detailed within the Road Traffic Act, including speeding and drink driving and we can advise on all aspects of its applcation and interpretation. Today the jurisdictional differences between Scotland and England and Wales have little effect in the application of Road Traffic Law and driving offences will be treated in much the same way.

Offences relating to possession, supply and production of controlled drugs are generally prosecuted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. If you have been charged with an offence under this Act, call us now on 0131 557 9151. We can advise on your eligibility for Legal Aid. Controlled drugs are divided into different 'classes' for the purposes of the Act and the type of drug will have a bearing on the approach taken by the prosecution and the Court. Cannabis was recently reclassified as a Class 'B' drug.

Given an increasing number of speed cameras and traffic patrols in Edinburgh, Livingston, East Lothian, West Lothian and the Borders an increasing number of people living and working in these areas, and Scotland in general, are being caught speeding. For free initial advice on all aspects of the law in Scotland as it relates to speeding offences, contact us today. Our expert road traffic solicitors are ready to take your call. The fixed penalty is a maximum fine of 60 with three to six penalty points' endorsement on the driver's licence.

Fraud is a crime of dishonesty. Under the common law of Scotland, a fraud is committed where it can be shown that a pretence or false representation achieves a definite practical result. It is not necessary, therefore, to show that money, goods or services were obtained by any false pretence, although that is by far the most common scenario. Some offences involving fraud are prosecuted under statute such as Benefit Fraud which is covered by the Social Security Administration Act 1992. In cases of benefit fraud, you can be prosecuted for fraudulently obtaining benefits by making false declarations about your circumstances or if you fail to declare a change in your circumstances which affects your entitlement to benefits.

Theft is a crime in Scots Law which can broadly be defined as: the taking (or appropriation) of the property of another without the owner's consent and with the intent to deprive them of that property. In essence, to prove a charge of theft, the prosecution has to show beyond reasonable doubt that you took property belonging to someone else without their permission and with deliberate, dishonest intent. You cannot commit a theft accidentally. It is possible to be prosecuted for 'theft by finding' where a person finds or appropriates property and keeps it without taking reasonable steps to establish whether the property has an owner by, for example, handing it in to the police.