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for over 50 years,

we have succeeded for our clients in every court in the land

Other areas of Criminal Law

Over six decades, Beltrami & Company have acquired expertise and experience in a number of niche areas.

International Crime

We have defended clients in crimes of an international character many times. With increasing cross-border co-operation between police forces, to say nothing of the freedom and ease of movement we enjoy nowadays, many crimes have an international element to them. These cases are complex and require expert handling by an experienced solicitor. If you or a loved one have been detained abroad in connection with a crime partially committed in Scotland, we can help. At Beltrami we have a team of specialist translators who can who can translate from Polish, Italian, German and more into English.

We have dealt with cases involving cross-border warrants, extradition, European arrest warrants, taking evidence from abroad and giving evidence abroad from Scotland. Also, recovery of documents outside the Scottish jurisdiction. 

We have dealt with clients from 60 different countries, from every continent in the Globe apart from Antartica. Although, we have had a case in the Falklands. 

Courts Martial

The military have their own court system. A Court martial is a hearing which takes place in such a court for an offense committed while the accused was on military service. The courts martial process is similar to ordinary civilian courts and, as such, we can represent you.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or detained in connection with an offence committed on military service, Beltrami and Company can help. We will attend and represent you on military bases throughout the UK.

Courts Martial have similar powers of sentencing as the ordinary courts, but they also have specifically military disposals within their power. They have the power to dismiss you from service, to impose service detention and to demote you in rank.

Firearms Law

Firearms are strictly controlled in Scotland and, as such, crimes involving them are rare. Possessing a firearm without a licence is an offence and similarly, carrying a loaded weapon in public (without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse), is a crime.

Beltrami provide:

  • Representation in connection with Firearms offences
  • Advice in relation to the Firearms Act
  • Advice in relation to the ownership and possession of replica weapons

Why Beltrami? The law firm that other lawyers recommend

Having acted in more than 150,000 cases in 60 years in every court in Scotland, the firm boasts a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise, particularly in the field of criminal law, employing creative legal thinkers to interpret the law and provide imaginative legal problem solving techniques.

Our team is led by Gary McAteer. Comprising 4 Solicitor Advocates, 1 Queens Counsel and 9 Solicitors along with qualified support staff, we boast unrivalled criminal defence expertise.

Contact Beltrami & Company

Beltrami and Company offer a high quality service to all clients, whether the case is legal aided or privately funded. Clients can be assured of complete confidentiality and discretion.

Beltrami & Company are conveniently based near Glasgow city centre but operate throughout Scotland. The firm offers a 24-hour, 365-day a year service for clients in police custody.  Any calls to our offices out with normal business hours can be dealt with by an experienced solicitor.

The law firm that other lawyers recommend

Having acted in more than 150,000 cases in 60 years in every court in Scotland, the firm boasts a wealth of legal knowledge and expertise, particularly in the field of criminal law, employing creative legal thinkers to interpret the law and provide imaginative legal problem solving techniques.

Our team is led by Gary McAteer. Comprising 4 Solicitor Advocates, 1 Queens Counsel and 9 Solicitors along with qualified support staff, we boast unrivalled criminal defence expertise.

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