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Archive for May, 2018

Excessive Sentence Successfully Quashed on Appeal
HMA V SM 2017 SM, a mother found guilty of contempt of court, has successfully appealed against her conviction and sentence of 3 months imprisonment. This first began in relation to a contact action whereby SM was the Defender in the case and her ex-partner, CM, was...
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Sentence Reduced on Appeal
HMA v Barry Little 2018 Mr Barry Little was jailed for 22 months for throwing slabs of paving stone, culpably and recklessly, at his neighbours house and window which narrowly missed the complainers 10 year old child. However he has now had his sentence reduced following...
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Appeal Against 12 Month Extension to Bring Accused to Trial Refused
HMA v GB 2018 ‘GB,’ a man who was charged with assault with intent to rape, has his appeal against the decision to grant an extension of a 12-month period to bring the accused to Trial following Crown error refused. The Appeal Court upheld the sheriff’s decision to...
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“Victim of Human Trafficking” Appeal Against Conviction Rejected
HMA v Quyen Van Phan 2018 Mr Phan was accused of growing cannabis and being concerned with the supply of class B drugs in April 2016 in Glasgow. However, he argued that he was a victim of human trafficking and was forced to committed these offences. However, he had his...
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