Criminal Defence

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Gilshenan & Luton defend criminal charges across the entire range of offences – from straightforward matters such as minor assaults and drug possession cases, through to the most complex cases of homicide, financial crime, and large scale drug matters.

Articles - Criminal Defence

Alternatives options Police have to laying criminal charges

Alternative options to criminal charges

Charging a person criminally can have far-reaching consequences , not only for the charged person, but also for his or her family, the community, and the criminal justice system. So, what other options are there to laying criminal charges?
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Privilege against self-incrimination and the right to remain silent

Privilege against self-incrimination

The law provides a privilege (immunity) against providing information or documents which may be self-incriminating. This, alongside the right to remain silent, ensures that an accused person cannot be compelled to give evidence leading to his or her own conviction.
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Self-defence as a defence for grievous bodily harm charges

Grievous bodily harm – provocation and self defence

A common criminal charge resulting from a physical altercation is grievous bodily harm. If you are the person who delivers the ‘final hit’, can you defend the charge?
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What constitutes a criminal charge of choking, suffocation or strangulation?

What does it mean to choke, strangle or suffocate someone; from a criminal law perspective

To choke, strangle and/or suffocate are not actually defined in legislation but you can still be found guilty and they are serious criminal offences.
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