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Criminal Defence Solicitors Glasgow

Who We Are

We are an award-winning criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team which specialises in both national and international law.

We take on cases of all sizes no matter how big or small, from high-profile international news to corporate investigations. We represent anyone who needs our help from individuals of all social backgrounds to companies, organisations, and a wide range of professionals.

We are involved in hundreds of cases every single year and defend anyone from the homeless and drug addicts to political activists, multi-millionaire business people, as well as public figures and politicians.
We take a systematic approach and have proved multiple times that even when facing a mountain of data and evidence, our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team specialise in finding just a single grain of information which can turn an entire investigation on its head.

Our team is lead by a diverse group of professionals led by the accomplished Aamer Anwar. We take the same rigorous approach to all of our cases:

  • We prioritise strategic thinking.
  • We demand flawless organisation.
  • We pursue a tough and determined litigation style.
  • We are skilled in acquiring the best counsel from appropriate experts.

Regardless of who we are employed to defend, the same philosophy applies; you are innocent until proven guilty. We will work tirelessly within the rules and under all of the necessary regulations in order to make sure that your best interests are served, and we secure the very best outcome.

We appreciate that many of our clients may find some in embarrassment in the crimes they are accused of. It is vital that you keep in mind that we are not fazed by anything and will do everything possible to make sure that you receive the most favourable outcome possible.

About Aamer

Aamer Anwar represents clients across Scotland, and internationally, together with his criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team. For over thirty years, Aamer has been fighting tirelessly for civil liberties across a wide range of arenas and for a vast number of causes.

Aamer has received multiple awards throughout his career. Most recently, has been named ‘Solicitor of the Year’ at the Herald’s Law Awards of Scotland in 2016 and 2018. Additionally, he was named Lawyer of the Year at the fourteenth Scottish Legal Awards in March 2017.

In 1991, Aamer suffered from a racially motivated attack by the police. He was told that “this is what happens to black boys with big mouths” as they assaulted him, knocking out his teeth. Four years later Aamer made legal history by carrying out successful civil action for the assault, gaining compensation.

Subsequently, Aamer went on to study at Strathclyde University School of Law before establishing his own practice in 2006. Throughout his career, he has taken on some incredibly high-profile cases and found success despite the fact the odds have been stacked against him.

One such case has been that of Clara Ponsati, a Catalonian professor of economics working at the University of St Andrews. The Spanish government filed an extradition request to the Scottish government for her role in the Catalonian cause for independence, accusing her of being a ‘rebel’.

Clara sought out the legal aid of Aamer and his criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team. Despite the pressure on the Scottish legal system from the Spanish government, Aamer successfully defended Clara from extradition, and the warrant for her arrest was withdrawn within four months.

Why Choose Us

We appreciate that facing a criminal investigation can be incredibly stressful, and you can often feel alienated or isolated throughout the process. Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will be with you every step of the way to make the ordeal as manageable as possible.

Although there will undoubtedly be stress involved when facing any criminal charge, we are committed to coming up with a tailored defence for every case that we take on in order to make sure you can take confidence from having the strongest case possible.

Where required, we will seek the counsel of leading experts throughout the country in order to make sure you are armed with the most up-to-date and relevant expertise available.

Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel will also take every measure required in order to ensure you are fully aware of the situation throughout your case. We appreciate that there are complex processes involved, but we will take the time to explain everything in necessary detail.

With a proud history of successfully defending a huge variety of clients across a wide range of fields within criminal law, you can be sure we have the experience to provide an effective and reliable defence to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Murder and Violent Crime

Murder and cases of violence are incredibly serious, and they can carry very heavy sentences. Regardless of the severity of the accusation made against you, ensuring that you seek the counsel of our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel early will significantly improve your chances of securing a positive outcome.
Murder cases are typically unfairly weighted against the accused. There are a number of reasons for this, although a significant factor is that the court will often commit an incredible amount of resources to an investigation while legal aid lawyers only have a limited amount of legal funding.

There are a number of avenues that our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will pursue in order to protect you against unlawful sentencing. For example, it might be a case of mistaken identity, the accuser may be lying for whatever reason, or the act of violence may have been in self-defence.

From your police interview through to the verdict and possible court sentencing, our solicitors will be with you every step of the way, and you can be sure that every aspect of the case will be called into question from DNA evidence and witness testimonies to the investigative process itself.

Drug Crime

Drug crimes come in a lot of different forms, and their seriousness depends on both the type and quantity of substance involved, as well as the intention of the accused. However, we are fully equipped to cover them all:

  • Possession of drugs
  • Possession with intent to supply
  • Production and supply of drugs
  • Importation and exportation
  • Cultivation of cannabis
  • Trafficking

Regardless of the scale of the operation that you are accused of being involved in, from minor possession to being responsible for an entire organisation, you can be sure that you will gain protection from an accomplished drugs law lawyer as well as the resources of our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team.

Possession for personal use is unlikely to carry a prison sentence, regardless of what kind of drug is involved. As a result, this is a common defence that our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel will pursue.

We will examine every aspect of the case, investigation, as well as considering every shred of evidence available in order to make the case that supply was never part of the accused’s agenda.

From mobile phone evidence to forensic data, as well as witness testimonies, our firm will review every single piece of information available.

Fraud and Corporate Crime

‘White Collar’ or corporate crime is a specialist school of law, and you need to ensure you are pursuing qualified individuals for your defence. After all, you wouldn’t go to a heart doctor if you have a problem within your lungs; they don’t have the right expertise.

Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team have all of the tools required to defend you against accusations of all forms of corporate crimes, including:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Tax/VAT fraud and false accounting
  • Fraudulent trading and cartels
  • Investment fraud, money laundering, and insider training

One method of providing a robust defence is to suggest that the court should pursue civil proceedings, rather than a criminal charge.

We will also appoint an impressively qualified and experienced specialist in order to provide the most robust defence possible. With over thirty years of relevant experience, his ability to review forensic evidence is unrivalled, providing vital input in many of our cases.

Despite being non-violent, white collar crime can still carry jail time, and a successful prosecution can leave your reputation or business in tatters. Employing our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel will give you the very best chance at avoiding conviction and achieving an ideal outcome.

Rape and Sex Crime

Understandably, being accused of rape or another sex crime can be an incredibly daunting prospect, and we appreciate the sensitivity of the issue. As with all of our clients, our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will treat your case with the utmost discretion and no accusations will faze us at all.

Not all sex crimes require rape or even penetration. Transgressions of any kind without consent can result in a criminal charge, and the processes involved in the court case are complex as often there are no direct witnesses and they might take place long after the event in question.

All sex crime accusations are incredibly severe. Even if you are accused of a minor offence that does not constitute rape or even sexual assault, there is still a chance that you will be put on the sex offenders register and it is vital that you acquire qualified and valuable defence.

If you are convicted of rape, then jail time is inevitable. However, having a strong legal team behind you is still vital in terms of minimising your sentence. A life sentence is a possible result of convicted rape, but our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will employ all relevant evidence in order to combat this.

Proceeds of Crime

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 allowed the government draconian powers to seize the assets of parties accused of wrongdoing. This legislation has meant that it is no longer required that an individual or organisation is convicted of a qualifying crime to have their assets affected.

Simply accepting the prosecution’s view of the figures that should be seized can be a costly and grave mistake. Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel will go over all of the relevant data with a fine-tooth comb in order to make sure that your accounts and assets are treated fairly.

In order to make sure that we can fully combat the efforts of the prosecution to seize assets they are not rightly due, we will utilise a number of professionals. These will include forensic accountants, IT specialists, and Tax specialists. We also have access to the country’s leading QC in serious cases.

We do not think this legislation is fair or just, and our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will take every measure required to protect your assets. By working with relevant professionals, we will ensure you benefit from the most up-to-date and relevant expertise available.

Criminal Defence Solicitors Glasgow

Who We Are

We are an award-winning criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team which specialises in both national and international law.

We take on cases of all sizes no matter how big or small, from high-profile international news to corporate investigations. We represent anyone who needs our help from individuals of all social backgrounds to companies, organisations, and a wide range of professionals.

We are involved in hundreds of cases every single year and defend anyone from the homeless and drug addicts to political activists, multi-millionaire business people, as well as public figures and politicians.
We take a systematic approach and have proved multiple times that even when facing a mountain of data and evidence, our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team specialise in finding just a single grain of information which can turn an entire investigation on its head.

Our team is lead by a diverse group of professionals led by the accomplished Aamer Anwar. We take the same rigorous approach to all of our cases:

  • We prioritise strategic thinking.
  • We demand flawless organisation.
  • We pursue a tough and determined litigation style.
  • We are skilled in acquiring the best counsel from appropriate experts.

Regardless of who we are employed to defend, the same philosophy applies; you are innocent until proven guilty. We will work tirelessly within the rules and under all of the necessary regulations in order to make sure that your best interests are served, and we secure the very best outcome.

We appreciate that many of our clients may find some in embarrassment in the crimes they are accused of. It is vital that you keep in mind that we are not fazed by anything and will do everything possible to make sure that you receive the most favourable outcome possible.

About Aamer

Aamer Anwar represents clients across Scotland, and internationally, together with his criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team. For over thirty years, Aamer has been fighting tirelessly for civil liberties across a wide range of arenas and for a vast number of causes.

Aamer has received multiple awards throughout his career. Most recently, has been named ‘Solicitor of the Year’ at the Herald’s Law Awards of Scotland in 2016 and 2018. Additionally, he was named Lawyer of the Year at the fourteenth Scottish Legal Awards in March 2017.

In 1991, Aamer suffered from a racially motivated attack by the police. He was told that “this is what happens to black boys with big mouths” as they assaulted him, knocking out his teeth. Four years later Aamer made legal history by carrying out successful civil action for the assault, gaining compensation.

Subsequently, Aamer went on to study at Strathclyde University School of Law before establishing his own practice in 2006. Throughout his career, he has taken on some incredibly high-profile cases and found success despite the fact the odds have been stacked against him.

One such case has been that of Clara Ponsati, a Catalonian professor of economics working at the University of St Andrews. The Spanish government filed an extradition request to the Scottish government for her role in the Catalonian cause for independence, accusing her of being a ‘rebel’.

Clara sought out the legal aid of Aamer and his criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team. Despite the pressure on the Scottish legal system from the Spanish government, Aamer successfully defended Clara from extradition, and the warrant for her arrest was withdrawn within four months.

Why Choose Us

We appreciate that facing a criminal investigation can be incredibly stressful, and you can often feel alienated or isolated throughout the process. Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow team will be with you every step of the way to make the ordeal as manageable as possible.

Although there will undoubtedly be stress involved when facing any criminal charge, we are committed to coming up with a tailored defence for every case that we take on in order to make sure you can take confidence from having the strongest case possible.

Where required, we will seek the counsel of leading experts throughout the country in order to make sure you are armed with the most up-to-date and relevant expertise available.

Our criminal defence solicitors Glasgow personnel will also take every measure required in order to ensure you are fully aware of the situation throughout your case. We appreciate that there are complex processes involved, but we will take the time to explain everything in necessary detail.

With a proud history of successfully defending a huge variety of clients across a wide range of fields within criminal law, you can be sure we have the experience to provide an effective and reliable defence to secure the best possible outcome for you.

BOOK YOUR
LEGAL
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