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Archive for September, 2018

Excessive and Erroneous Sentences Reduced Following High Court Appeal
HMA v Mark Simpson and Lee Wallace 2018 Mr Simpson and Mr Wallace pled guilty to supplying heroin and cocaine at a Trial Diet at the High Court in Aberdeen in November 2017. The value of the drugs was in excess of £100,000. However, both men appealed their sentence on...
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Appeal Against Trial Diet Adjournment Refused
HMA v Mark Kane Mr Kane appealed against a Sheriff’s decision to adjourn his Trial Diet due to a key prosecution witness being absent. Mr Kane lodged a bill of advocation in order to challenge this decision. The appellant argued the decision was “contrary to...
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‘Excessive Sentence’ Appeal Refused
HMA v Barry O'Neill 2018 Mr O’Neil was unsuccessful in a High Court appeal against his sentence of seven years and four months, however he has successfully appealed against his travel ban. The High court did not agree with the appellant’s argument that his...
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