COVID 19 UPDATE :: We are open for business 24 hours a day across the Highlands and Islands // With the opening of our Wick office at 13 Kirk Lane, we have a separate Wick website located at www.criminaldefencewick.com // As a reminder our Inverness office is located at 20 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1RY and the office number is 01463 418 277 //

Local Defence Lawyers providing 24-hour Criminal Defence across the Highlands and Islands.




Patterson and Paterson are experienced Defence Lawyers who provide 24-hour Criminal Defence across the Highlands and Islands. Our lawyers specialise only in Criminal Defence and based at our offices in Inverness and Wick, represent clients in all courts and Police Stations across the Highlands and Islands. Given our reputation extending to other jurisdictions, Patterson and Paterson are also regularly requested to represent clients in other Criminal Courts in Scotland.

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We represent anyone who is suspected or accused of a criminal offence in Scotland. Our lawyers understand that Legal proceedings can be daunting and never underestimate the impact criminal proceedings will have on your life. Our Solicitors will guide and support you throughout the entire process, always remaining by your side.


Patterson and Paterson can offer you advice and representation at any stage in the investigation or prosecution which you are involved in. We are available 24 hours a day to ensure that you are never on your own should you be accused of having committed a crime.


Our Lawyers have a wealth of experience representing clients in the High Court, Sheriff Court, Justice of the Peace court and Appeal Court. We specialise and have experience in defending all criminal allegations ranging from minor road traffic matters to the most serious offences such as murder and serious organised crime.


Whatever you have been accused of, our Lawyers have dealt with it.



Patterson and Paterson are registered with the Scottish Legal Aid Board and offer Criminal Legal Assistance to all clients who qualify for Criminal Legal Aid. Should you not qualify for Legal Aid we can discuss reasonable fees which you are comfortable with on a private fee-paying basis. We offer all existing and new clients a free initial consultation to discuss funding and the matter which you have been accused of, no matter where you are in the legal process.

What We Do

If you have received paperwork from the Procurator Fiscal’s Office which includes the charges against you, you should contact our office immediately.

 

The Procurator Fiscal have prosecuted you and now require you to respond to the charges against you. The Procurator Fiscal paperwork offers the opportunity for you to write to them confirming your plea. You will however usually be required to attend regardless of filling out the paperwork and returning to the Procurator Fiscal’s Office. It is important you seek legal advice and representation to ensure you are not only advised about the offence(s) you have been charged with but also to ensure that you are represented well at court.

 

Our Lawyers at Patterson and Paterson will meet with you well in advance of your court date in order for us to discuss your case in full. We will advise you in about the offence(s) which you have been accused of and what we can do to start your defence. Our Lawyers will appear for you at court and will be with you throughout the process from start to finish.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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It is vital that you seek legal advice at this stage as the investigation against you is still currently ongoing. It is important that you take early action in order to achieve the best possible outcome in relation to your case.

 

Please remember at this stage it is still possible to make representations to the Procurator Fiscal to avoid a potential prosecution i.e. any case against you being brought before a court. The sooner you contact our office the sooner we are able to attempt minimising any damage in relation to a potential case against you.

 

Patterson and Paterson will ensure that you are fully advised of the offence(s) which you have been accused of and will advise you on the best course of action to take. Our lawyers will begin preparing your defence from the moment you telephone our office and ensure you are represented with strength and resoluteness.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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If you find yourself issued with a fixed penalty, it is still important that you seek legal advice to fully understand what happened and whether you should be accepting such a penalty.

 

Our lawyers will discuss with you the circumstances surrounding the allegations and the strength of the evidence against you. We will be able to offer you advice on whether Police procedure was carried out correctly and the effect of accepting a fixed penalty.

 

Our Lawyers will advise you fully in relation to where you stand legally and can offer specialist legal advice on how you are best to proceed.

 

Should you wish to discuss anything with our Solicitors, we are here to listen and to help. We will ensure you understand your rights and that you are confident on what to do next.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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If you have been told to appear at a Scottish Court on a specific date by way of undertaking, you should contact our office immediately.

 

The Police have gathered evidence against you and have passed their report onto the Procurator Fiscal. You will be required to attend court on the date which has been given to you and it is vital you seek legal representation to ensure you are not only advised about the offence(s) you have been charged with but also to ensure that you are represented at court.

 

Our Lawyers at Patterson and Paterson will meet with you well in advance of your undertaking date in order for us to discuss your case in full. We will advise you in full about the offence(s) which you have been accused of and what we can do to start your defence. Our Lawyers will meet you at court and will be with you throughout the process from start to finish.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

Let Us Know

It is vital that you seek legal advice at this stage as the investigation against you is still currently ongoing. It is important that you take early action in order to achieve the best possible outcome in relation to your case.

 

Please remember at this stage it is still possible to make representations to the Police and/or Procurator Fiscal to avoid a potential prosecution i.e. any case against you being brought before a court. The sooner you contact our office the sooner we are able to attempt minimising any damage in relation to a potential case against you.

 

Patterson and Paterson will ensure that you are fully advised of the offence(s) which you have been accused of and will advise you on the best course of action to take. Our lawyers will begin preparing your defence from the moment you telephone our office and ensure you are represented with strength and resoluteness.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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If you find yourself released from the Police Station without charge, it is still important that you seek legal advice to fully understand what happened, even it is to put your mind at ease.

 

Our lawyers will discuss with you the detention, your interview and the circumstances surrounding the allegations. We will be able to offer you advice on whether this procedure was carried out correctly and the likelihood of the criminal matter coming before the Criminal Courts.

 

Our Lawyers will advise you fully in relation to where you stand legally and can offer specialist legal advice on how you are best to proceed.

 

Should you wish to discuss anything with our Solicitors, we are here to listen and to help. We will ensure you understand your rights and that you are confident on what to do next.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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It is vital you take legal advice prior to attending a Police Station, regardless of the nature of the crime which the Police may wish to speak to you about.

 

Please remember that it is your right to have a lawyer provide legal advice to you prior to interview. It is also a right for you to have a Solicitor attend the Police Station and sit in on your interview.

 

Our Lawyers will advise you fully in relation to the offence(s) which the Police wish to speak to you about. We will discuss with you interview procedure and also provide advice on what you should or should not be doing when interviewed.

 

Contact Patterson and Paterson and you will be provided with specialist advice in relation to what you need to know when attending the Police Station. Should you wish to have a Solicitor present during your interview, we will arrange your attendance and will be there with you throughout.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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Our lawyers understand that your reputation is important and that any accusation, regardless of how small, can affect your livelihood.

 

Patterson and Paterson offer a free initial consultation over the telephone or in person at our offices to discuss any potential criminal matter which may be causing you concern.

 

Our Lawyers will advise you fully in relation to where you stand legally and can offer specialist legal advice on how you are best to proceed.

 

Should you wish to discuss anything with our Solicitors, we are here to listen and to help. We will ensure you understand your rights and that you are confident on what to do next.

 

  • Contact our Inverness Office on 01463 418 277 or Wick Office on: TBA
  • See our contact us page for other ways to contact our office.
  • See the team who will represent you on our about page

 

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