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Appeal Against Excessive Murder Sentence Refused
HMA v Frazer Neil 2019 Mr Neil who was found guilty of the murder of his ex partner has had his appeal against sentenced refused. Mr Neil appealed to the High court in Edinburgh against the punishment part of his sentence in which he was ordered to serve at least 19 years...
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Evidence Regarding Prior Sexual Conduct Appeal Refused
HMA v JG 2019 JG, has been refused to allow evidence to be lead during his rape trial that the complainer has been involved with sado-masochistic sexual conduct. JG was accused of three rapes against his former partner. It was heard at a preliminary hearing in relation to...
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Special Bail Conditions Appeal Refused
PF v Ross Pollock-Smith 2019 Mr Pollock-Smith who was subject to bail conditions after pleading guilty to a of a breach of the peace, section 38(1) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, not to contact his former partner has had his appeal against his...
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Driving Without Insurance Appeal On The Grounds Of “Special Reasons” Dismissed
PF v Kelly Ferguson 2019 Ms Ferguson has had her appeal at the Sheriff Appeal Court dismissed after arguing there were special reasons for her driving without insurance. Ms Ferguson pled guilty to the charge on the 7 March 2019 at the Justice of the Peace Court in...
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No Mutual Corroboration Appeal Refused
HMA v CG 2019 CG, an appellant who argued there was no mutual corroboration in his trial at Dundee sheriff court where he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his niece and nephew, has had his appeal against conviction refused at the Sheriff Appeal Court. In essence...
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Sex Offender Register Appeal Refused
HMA v Paul McFayden 2019 Mr McFadyen has had his appeal against a Sheriff’s decision to place him on the sex offender register refused. The appellant was found guilty of a statutory breach of the peace against two teenage girls but argued that the offence did not have a...
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Threatening and Abusive Behaviour Case Dismissed
PF v Jonathan Kelly 2019 Mr Kelly who appealed the Crowns decision to prosecute him for threatening and abusive behaviour to the Sheriff Appeal Court has been successful and his case was dismissed. The appellant took issue with a sheriff’s decision at Hamilton sheriff...
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Extended Sentence Deemed Incompetent at the High Court
PF v Josh McLean 2019 Mr McLean has had his appeal against sentence partially refused at the High Court of Justiciary. Mr McLean was found guilty at the sheriff court of domestic abuse offences. He was sentenced by the Sheriff to four years imprisonment with an extension...
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Excessive Community Payback Order Appeal Refused
PF v John McLellan 2019 Mr McLellan has had his appeal against sentence refused at the Sheriff appeal Court. Mr McLellan appealed to the Sheriff Appeal Court stating that that compensation element of his Community Payback Order was excessive. The basis for the argument...
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Application to Amend Ground of Appeal Refused
HMA v David Scott 2019 Mr Scott has had his application to amend his ground of appeal refused. Mr Scott received a life sentence with minimum term of 22 years after being found guilty after Trial at the High Court in Glasgow last year of the murder of Mr Johnston. Mr...
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