Breach of the Peace (s. 38)
If you live in the Inverness area, you could be charged with breach of the peace if you are found to be engaging in any kind of behaviour that is threatening or worrying to other people. This could include verbal abuse or producing weapons, and the law also extends to the sending of messages containing abusive content.
If charges are to be brought against the accused, it will need to be decided by a Justice of the Peace that there was intent to cause harm or intimidation by the actions that were taken. There is no need for witnesses to provide evidence, so these kinds of cases can be dealt with a little differently to other cases that you may be more familiar with.
If somebody has accused you of breaching the peace, you will need to convince the Justice of the Peace that your behaviour was not unreasonable, and that it was a reasonable way to react given your circumstances. No matter which side of the charges you are on, we will be able to help you and guide you through the full process. We understand that this can be stressful, and this is why we do everything that we can in order to put your mind at ease.