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.

Criminal Appeal Court — 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.

Criminal Appeal Court — 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.

Criminal Appeal Court — 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.

Criminal Appeal Court — 31 October 2018

Crown appeal against ‘unduly lenient’ extended sentence refused

Criminal Appeal Court — 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.

Criminal Appeal Court — 21 May 2018