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Archive for September, 2019

Appeal Rejected On The Grounds of Jury Prejudice By The Sheriff
HMA v Graham Patterson 2019 Mr Patterson has had his appeal against conviction rejected. The appellant argued at the appeal court in Edinburgh that the sheriff’s directions to the jury at Hamilton sheriff court during the trial allowed for prejudice. However, the appeal...
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Speeding Conviction Appeal Refused
PF v John Scrimgeour-Wedderburn 2019/u> Mr Wedderburn who appealed against his speeding conviction after driving 55mph in a 40mph zone has had his appeal refused after the appeal court did not agree with his argument that his notice of prosecution was invalid. The appeal...
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Crown Appeals Decision to Acquit Man of Racially Aggravated Harassment
PF v David Callaghan/u> The Crown has appealed against a Sheriff’s decision to acquit a man of racially aggravated harassment. Mr Callaghan was charged with calling a tenant a “f*cking black bastard”. At the trial the sheriff had acquitted the accused because it...
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Life Sentence With a Minimum Term of 13 years After Fatal Attack
HMA v Alan Richardson 2019 Mr Richardson has received a life sentence with a minimum term of 13 years after attacking Mr Murray which resulted in his death. The 25 year old was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow this week. The sentencing Judge was made aware that Mr...
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6 Years Imprisonment For Killing Motorcyclist After Taking Cocaine
HMA v William McLean 2019 A man has pled guilty to killing a 24 year old motorcyclist by dangerous driving after taking cocaine. Mr McLean has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment at the High Court in Edinburgh. He was also disqualified from driving for a 10 year...
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