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‘Perverting the course of justice' is a term used to describe a range of criminal offences, typically involving a direct attempt to mislead the direction of a court case. For conduct to constitute perverting the course of justice, a positive action is generally required – failure to do something will not usually be sufficient to warrant a charge of perverting the course of justice.
A person will have committed this offence if they:
Some common examples of perverting the course of justice include:
When someone is involved in a criminal case, they may find themselves the subject of false allegations during the course of the trial. Even if these allegations are proven to be false, there are many occasions when the police will choose not to investigate and pursue prosecution for perverting the course of justice. In such circumstances, the victim of false allegations may seek justice by initiating a private prosecution. A private prosecution allows you to prosecute the person making the false allegations with perverting the course of justice.
Our specialist team of Private Prosecution Solicitors are experts in this complex area of law and can provide superior legal support from the outset.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of bringing a private prosecution against someone for perverting the course of justice, speak with one of Wilford Smith's specialist Private Prosecution Solicitors today to find out how we can help.
Our Private Prosecution Solicitors are based in Sheffield and service clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 0808 164 1349 to find out how we can help.
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