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Archive for February, 2020

Appeal On The Basis “His Brother Did It” Rejected
HMA v Michael Ritchie 2020 Mr Ritchie has had his appeal against conviction rejected after arguing at the High Court that it was his brother who committed the crime and not him. Mr Ritchie was found guilty of housebreaking and stealing jewellery. The appellant’s DNA was...
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Pair Found Guilty For Human Trafficking
HMA v McPhee and Miller Two men who were found guilty of human trafficking offences have been ordered to pay compensation to the complainers. Mr McPhee and Mr Miller were convicted of violent offences at the High Court. The two men in a Proceeds of Crime action have been...
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Appeal Against Sentence Refused
HMA v David Dudgeon 2020 Mr Dudgeon who appealed against his custodial sentence has had his appeal refused. The appellant argued that his sentence of two years imprisonment, reduced from three years as he pled guilty at an early stage, was excessive. However, the High...
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Fraud Sentence Quashed on Appeal
HMA v Thandiwe Matiliti 2019 Ms Matikiti has successfully appealed against a 14 month prison sentence. The appellant pled guilty you fraud after claiming £23,000 in student funding after she told agencies she had indefinite leave to remain in the UK when this was not the...
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Crown’s Attempt To Rely On Previous Charges Refused
HMA v Laurence Ogilvie 2020 Mr Ogilvie has successfully fought against the Crown’s attempt to lead evidence in his summary matter where he was charged with a statutory breach of the peace that he had previously assaulted one of the complainers. The Sheriff ruled that...
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Appeal Against Conviction Refused
HMA v Ronnie McCafferty 2020 Mr McCafferty has had his appeal against conviction refused after claiming the Judge’s decision to allow the Crown to amend one of the charges had caused him prejudice. Mr McCafferty received a ten year prison sentence after being found...
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Excessive Sentence Reduced on Appeal
HMA v Alexander McKindlay 2019 Mr McKindlay has successfully appealed against his sentence with the imprisonment term being reduced to 18 months from 3 years. Mr McKindlay was found guilty of failing to appear at a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow due to...
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