RSS Feed

Sentencing Statements

Exchequer SignClick to enlarge image

In cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial, the judge may decide to make the sentencing statement more widely available. You can read the judge’s full statement here once sentence has been passed.

We also issue tweets to alert our followers as soon as statements are published. Follow Us.  

For more information about how judges decide sentences and what sentences are available to them, see the Scottish Sentencing Council website.

Click here if you would like information about victims of crimes and sentencing.

HMA v DANIEL ROBERT WELSH

Monday, 8 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 8 December 2014, Lady Rae imposed upon Daniel Welsh an Order for Lifelong Restriction with a punishment part of four years and six months after the accused pleaded guilty to rape.

Find out more

PF AIRDRIE v DAVID CARMICHAEL

Friday, 5 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Airdrie Sheriff Court on 5 December 2014, Sheriff Robert Dickson sentenced David Carmichael to seven months in prison after the police officer was convicted of wilful neglect of duty.

Find out more

HMA v JOHAR JAVEED MIRZA

Friday, 5 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court on 5 December 2014, Sheriff John Beckett QC sentenced Johar Javeed Mirza to three years imprisonment after the accused was convicted of assault to injury with intent to rape.

Find out more

HMA v GARY OWENS

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 3 December 2014, Lord Uist sentenced Gary Owens to five years and nine months imprisonment after the accused pleaded guilty to various firearms offences.

Find out more

HMA v ALEXANDER GAY

Tuesday, 25 November, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 25 November 2014, Lady Wolffe sentenced Alexander Gay to 12 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of the attempted murder of six people by wilful fire-raising.

Find out more