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Archive for April, 2019

“No Mutual Corroboration” Appeal Rejected
HMA v Khalid Jamal 2019 Mr Jamal has had his appeal against conviction rejected after arguing in the Appeal Court that a charge of sexual assault could not corroborate a charge of rape. The Appeal Court concluded that the act of penetration itself did not need to be...
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Appeal Against Excessive Sentence Rejected
HMA v Richard Fleming 2019 Mr Fleming has had his appeal against sentence rejected after being sentenced to an extended sentence of 18 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery. Mr Fleming was found guilty of carrying out a heist at a luxury Scottish hotel along with his...
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Pervert The Course Of Justice Appeal Rejected
HMA v Marc Hanley 2018 Mr Hanley has had his appeal against conviction rejected after being found guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The appellant was indicted on two charges of murder and one of attempting to pervert the course of justice in Edinburgh...
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Appeal Against Decision to Sustain Plea in Bar Refused
HMA v P The Crown appealed under the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) act, section 74 against a Sheriff’s decision to sustain a plea in bar of trial based upon the entrapment of the appellant. P, the appellant in this case has been speaking to an undercover officer on an...
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Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Appeal Refused
Moira Hunter v HMA 2019 Ms Hunter pled guilty at the Sheriff court in Kilmarnock in 2017 of being in charge of a dog that was “dangerously out of control.” The appellant’s dog, a Bullmastiff was said to have attacked a Labrador puppy belonging the Victim, who was...
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Appeal Regarding Admissibility of CCTV Evidence – Section 283 Certificate
PF v David McLean 2019 Mr McLean was acquitted during a trial at Paisley Sheriff Court of charges of contravention of sections 103, driving whilst disqualified and 143, driving without insurance, of the Road Traffic Act 1988. The Sheriff upheld a no case to answer...
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