Mid-trial admission of CCTV evidence did not lead to miscarriage of justice in knife assault case, appeal court rules
A man found guilty of attacking another man with a meat cleaver, who claimed that a sheriff was wrong to allow CCTV footage to be introduced as evidence after its existence only became apparent during the trial, has had an appeal against his conviction refused.
High Court of Justiciary — 17 December 2018
Extended sentence for man who possessed and shared extreme child sex abuse images was ‘entirely appropriate’
A man who claimed he did not pose a “serious risk of harm to the public” after being given an extended sentence for possessing and distributing indecent images of children has had an appeal against a sheriff’s decision to impose an extension period dismissed.
High Court of Justiciary — 23 November 2018
A man found guilty of the repeated rape of a former partner who claimed he was the victim of a “miscarriage of justice” based on “fresh evidence” that the complainer had sent a message to police stating that she had put “an innocent man in jail” has had his appeal against conviction refused.
High Court of Justiciary — 12 November 2018
Young offenders cannot get off ‘scot-free’, appeal judges rule in refusing appeals against custodial sentences
Two teenagers who were given custodial sentences after one pled guilty to behaving in a threatening and abusive manner and the other admitted a charge of assault have had their appeals against the sentences imposed rejected.
High Court of Justiciary — 9 October 2018
High Court of Justiciary — 26 September 2018
High Court of Justiciary — 11 September 2018
Crime gang member loses appeal against sentence for cocaine deal but successfully challenges travel ban
High Court of Justiciary — 27 August 2018
Appeal Court upholds assault conviction over sheriff’s alleged ‘misdirection’ on identification evidence
High Court of Justiciary — 10 August 2018
Child sex offender who claimed ‘mutual corroboration’ could not be applied to charges loses appeal against conviction
High Court of Justiciary — 27 July 2018
High Court of Justiciary — 9 July 2018
A man who was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a friend while she was asleep has had his sentence reduced by six months following an appeal.
High Court of Justiciary — 18 June 2018
Mother of baby loses appeal against sentence after lying to child's father about abortion so gay friend could obtain parental rights
A mother of an unborn baby and a gay friend who hatched a “callous and selfish scheme” whereby she lied to the father of the child by telling him that she had terminated the pregnancy when in fact she gave birth to the baby so that her friend could obtain parental rights and responsibilities have failed in appeal against their sentence.
High Court of Justiciary — 11 January 2016
Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences
A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed that he was a victim of human trafficking and had been forced to commit the offences has had a human rights challenge against his prosecution rejected.
High Court of Justiciary — 2 May 2018
Pilots accused of being drunk win appeal and have charges dropped after blood samples were destroyed
Two airline pilot accused of preparing to fly a passenger jet while under the influence of alcohol have had the charges against them dropped following an appeal.
High Court of Justiciary — 30 April 2018
Sexual assault accused fails in appeal against decision to grant extension to 12-month period following Crown error
A man charged with assault with intent to rape who claimed that a sheriff erred in granting an extension to the 12-month period in which to bring the accused to trial has had his appeal dismissed.
High Court of Justiciary — 26 April 2018