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Archive for August, 2015

Clarification on when a Judge can reject a plea in mitigation without supporting evidence
At Inverness Sheriff Court in January 2015, the appellant pled guilty to two charges; that on 7 October 2014 he had a knife in his possession and that he assaulted a police officer by pushing her to the ground. For these charges, he was sentenced to one years imprisonment...
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Facebook status could see ‘single mum’ from Dundee face prison sentence
A 37-year old woman from Dundee, who claimed to be a single mum to claim certain benefits, has been taken to court for welfare fraud after the DWP checked her relationship status on Facebook. A Procurator Fiscal depute told Dundee Sheriff Court that the Department of...
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Sleeping juror forces rape retrial in Aberdeen
A rape trial – which originally ran for several days at the beginning of May – was rerun at the High Court in Aberdeen when it emerged that a juror had fallen asleep whilst the judge was delivering his charge to the jury. When he heard about the incident, Lord...
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