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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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Sentences Reduced on Appeal
HMA v Aaron Thomson, Dean Riding and Jayson Dobbs 2019 Mr Riding and Mr Thomson have had their sentences reduced after Mr Riding was sentenced originally to eight years imprisonment and Mr Riding ten years. The High Court of Judiciary has reduced their sentences to five...
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Sentence Reduced Due To Error
HMA v Andrew McCaw 2019 Mr McCaw has successfully appealed against his sentence due to an error in the way the sentence was imposed. In May 2019 Mr McCaw pled guilty to a charge at Glasgow’s High Court that read “on 23 November 2018 … you did assault , then your...
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“Material Misdirection” Appeal Upheld
HMA v Piotr Rysmanowski 2019 Mr Rysmanowski has had his appeal against sentence upheld after the Appeal Judges at the High Court in Edinburgh confirm there has been a ‘material misdirection’ by the trial sheriff. The appellant was convicted at Dumfries Sheriff Court...
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Finding of Facts Appeal Dismissed
HMA v ASG 2019 ASG, an appellant, has his appeal against a finding of facts, that took place in July 2019, that found he committed the offence of death by dangerous driving dismissed at the High Court in Edinburgh. ASG was found unfit to stand trial due to suffering from...
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