Perverting the course of justice is the offence of doing something which interferes with the justice system, with acts such as fabricating or disposing of evidence being examples of this.
In some cases, there may be an overlap between the areas of general criminal offences and road traffic law, with charges of perverting the course of justice most commonly arising in relation to the completion of section 172 forms which are attached to notices of intended prosecution, i.e. speeding tickets. Individuals may provide inaccurate information regarding who was driving the vehicle at the time of a speeding offence; doing so amounts to perverting the course of justice and can result in custodial sentences in serious cases.
If you find yourself accused of perverting the course of justice, it is vital that you seek expert legal advice immediately so that you can conduct the most robust defence possible. Recent years have seen this offence increasingly targeted by authorities, with a number of high profile cases involving historical instances of individuals perverting the course of justice leading to substantial prison sentences. The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith, with many years experience defending clients subject to investigations and court proceedings, are excellently placed to provide you with clear, practical and tailored advice.
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