Case archive



Paisley man jailed for possession of disguised stun gun has sentence reduced

A man who was imprisoned for carrying a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone has been successful in challenging the length of his sentence in the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 5 March 2021

Teen who committed knife assault in Edinburgh has sentence reduced

A teenager who was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after committing an assault with a knife has had his sentence reduced by eight months on appeal. 

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 27 August 2020

Man who pursued and intimidated two women in vehicle loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found guilty of pursuing two sisters in a car and striking their vehicle with a scythe whilst subject to an undertaking to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 August 2020

Man who murdered ex-partner loses appeal against ‘excessive’ 19-year punishment part

A man who was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of the murder of his ex-partner has had an appeal against the punishment part of his sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 October 2019

Ex-music teacher loses appeal against conviction for historic sex offence

An ex-music teacher who was convicted of historic sex crimes against his former students has had an appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 14 August 2019

Man convicted of carrying a machete in woodland loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found carrying a machete in a Cambuslang woodland has had his appeal against conviction for carrying an offensive weapon in public without a reasonable excuse refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 August 2019

Bank employee who stole customers’ cash has prison sentence cut following appeal

A bank employee who stole more than £50,000 from customers’ accounts has had his sentence reduced following an appeal.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 12 March 2019

Motorist who drove at cyclist wins appeal against assault conviction over sheriff’s misdirection on ‘mixed statements’

A man found guilty of driving his car at a cyclist who had stolen his girlfriend’s bike and causing him severe injury before punching the thief’s friend has had his conviction quashed following an appeal.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 22 October 2018

Motorist who caused death of friend by dangerous driving fails in appeal against sentence

A motorist who was jailed for six years and banned from driving for eight years after being found guilty of causing death of a “close friend” by dangerous driving has had an appeal against sentence refused.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 6 October 2015