Case archive



Rapist convicted of assaulting fellow prisoner fails in appeal against order for lifelong restriction

A serial offender who was sentenced to an order for lifelong restriction (OLR) following his fourth High Court appearance has had an appeal against a judge’s decision to impose the OLR rejected.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 13 March 2019

Teenager convicted of assault wins appeal against custodial sentence

A teenager who was sentenced to 18 months’ detention after being convicted of assault has had his custodial sentence quashed following an appeal.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 8 January 2019

Schoolboy detained for knife attack on fellow pupil wins appeal against custodial sentence

A schoolboy who was sentenced to 12 months’ detention for slashing a fellow pupil with a knife during a fight in the school canteen has successfully appealed against a sheriff’s decision to impose a custodial sentence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 13 November 2018

Sex offender wins appeal against extended sentence

A man convicted of unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to impose an extended sentence.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 31 October 2018

Crown appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ extended sentence refused

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 24 September 2018

Appeal against sentence allowed after sheriff ‘misdirected’ herself on question of discount

A man who was jailed for 22 months for throwing a paving stone through a neighbour’s window has had his sentence reduced following an appeal after he successfully challenged the level of discount afforded by the sentencing sheriff.

Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary 21 May 2018