John Kilcoyne & Co. Solicitors

When your future is on the line, choosing the right criminal lawyer can make all the difference.

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Select a winning trial lawyer with a reputation for getting results.

When the stakes are high, you need an experienced Glasgow Criminal Lawyer with a proven track record to protect your future. We have experience in handling some of the toughest of cases. We take very seriously the enormous responsibility of representing you. You can trust us as lawyers who believe in your case and are driven to win.

Trust your future to the top Google review rated criminal defence law firm in Glasgow.

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Claire-louise Robson
Claire-louise Robson
2022-04-12
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Excellent service very happy with John
Liam Mcnab
Liam Mcnab
2022-04-06
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Highly recommend John goes the full mile for you and always makes time to talk to you.
Kelsey wylie
Kelsey wylie
2022-04-05
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Excellent result in court . Great lawyers
Ambre Oreilly
Ambre Oreilly
2022-04-01
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Not guilty after trisk. Excellent
Jesika Cinova
Jesika Cinova
2022-03-22
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Excellent lawyers
darren henvey
darren henvey
2022-03-20
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Really good lawyers wouldn't recommend anyone else if you are in need of legal help.
Anton McWilliams
Anton McWilliams
2022-03-14
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I have used John as my lawyer for 10 years now and no matter if a minor or serious charge always dealt with in the same way. Never a guilty verdict. Would recommend to anyone
Arun Biswash
Arun Biswash
2022-02-22
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I am a university lecturer and my job was at stake due to some false domestic violence allegations made by some jealous people who gave false evidences in the court. John was very professional as my defence solicitor and, even though there were a lot of false evidences against me, he never gave in or asked me to plea guilty. Eventually, the case was dropped and I was not convicted. I highly appreciate John's professionalism and competency. He was always there for me. I would highly recommend him to anyone as the best solicitor in Glasgow.
michal smajdor
michal smajdor
2022-02-21
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I was accused of a money fraud by my previous employer. I was innocent . Thanks to John case was dropped . I have no criminal record. Hopefully I don't need use him again, but if the worst happens , I have his number on speed dial. Thanks John.
Callum Campbell
Callum Campbell
2022-02-19
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John kilcoyne is a great lawyer and has helped me on a good few occasions would never go with anyone else

John Kilcoyne & Co. Solicitors

The right team behind you

We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is a terrifying and potentially life changing experience: your liberty, reputation and livelihood are at stake.

We have a proven track record of NOT GUILTY verdicts at the very highest level in relation to Murder, Drug, Sexual, and Fraud offences. John Kilcoyne & Co. know how to develop and present a powerful, compelling defence.

We have the necessary experience and know-how to expose flaws in the prosecution case. John Kilcoyne & Co. will aggressively represent you to achieve the best possible outcome. When you hire John Kilcoyne & Co., you tip the scales of justice in your favour. We have forged a reputation for tireless, fearless advocacy.

Our criminal lawyers’ motto:

“It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.”

William Blackstone, as expressed in his seminal work Commentaries on the Laws of England, published in the 1760s.

In Scotland, you are innocent until proven guilty. And proving someone guilty in a Court of Law is not as easy as you might think. To prevent innocent people being convicted a strict set of rules and procedures govern criminal trials. These rules and procedures are there to protect you.

There is no stage that is too early or too late to seek legal advice if you consider yourself to be in trouble. In fact, the earlier you get a Glasgow criminal lawyer on board, the more likely you are to avoid mistakes at the beginning of proceedings that can come back to haunt you later if the matter proceeds to court.

Our tactic is that “the best way to win a trial is not to have a trial at all.” – We attempt to defeat a prosecution case before it even gets to trial.

Criminal Offences

Serious Crime, Murder & Assault, Drug Offences, Fraud & Theft, Sexual Offences, Domestic Violence Cases, Threatening Communications, Children’s Panel

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Criminal Defence Strategy

Police Station Advice, Bail, Advice on Evidence, Plea Negotiation, Trial Preparation, Sentencing, Legal Fees

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Criminal Appeals

We deal regularly with clients who have come to us for appeal advice having been convicted even though they claim to be innocent.

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Specialist Road Traffic

We will do everything in our power to protect and preserve your driving licence.

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Success Stories

Read what our clients have to say and discover real cases we have defended and examples of results we are achieving.

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A clear history of successful outcomes

What does it mean to win in a criminal case?

Each case is unique. In some situations, success means taking the case to trial and fighting for a not guilty verdict. In others, it can involve pushing to reduce the charges and penalties you face by negotiating a favourable plea bargain with the prosecution.

We will provide you with an assessment regarding the strengths and weaknesses of your case and your specific risks of conviction and punishment. This will allow you to make a fully informed decision about the best way to proceed and how to obtain the best possible outcome.

John Kilcoyne & Co. understands how to get the best possible outcome, no matter what route you take, and we have the case results to prove it.

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Proven results from our Glasgow criminal defence team

At the end of the day, results matter most.

It is obviously unethical for a criminal lawyer to guarantee a result in a specific case, but what we can promise you is that we will do our best to fight for you. We have worked hard over 20 years to establish a reputation for being among the best criminal defence law firms.

We have successfully handled all types of cases, from investigation to appeal, and we pride ourselves in our client-focussed practice; just read our reviews to see what our clients say about us.

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John Kilcoyne & Co. Solicitors

The experience you trust. The results you need.

John Kilcoyne & Co. can ensure your rights are protected. We will prevent you from saying or doing something to harm your case.

We assist by tracking down witnesses that can be helpful to your case, or family or friends that can speak to your outstanding character. We have experience locating witnesses and convincing them to testify.

We can help in collecting evidence helpful to your case. Certain types of evidence must be gathered quickly or it may disappear or otherwise deteriorate and become unusable in your case. In certain types of cases, experts can be brought in to offer testimony designed to help your defence.

We work with a network of leading legal experts, including forensic accountants, medical experts, forensic scientists, accident reconstruction experts, and advocates who assist in thoroughly preparing your case and scrutinising the prosecution case, and increasing your chances of success and preventing prosecution.

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