Case archive



Man convicted of violent domestic assaults fails in appeal for sentence discount for guilty plea

A man who was jailed for four years after pleading guilty to serious and violent assaults against his former partner has failed in an appeal to have his sentence reduced.

Criminal Appeal Court — 8 May 2019

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