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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.

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

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HMA v BARRY HUGHES

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Sheriff Mackenzie sentenced Barry Hughes to a total of three years and seven months imprisonment after he pled guilty to fraud.

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HMA v IAN WILLIAM OGILVIE

Monday, 10 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on Ian Ogilvie after he pled guilty to a number of sexual offences.

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HMA v STEVEN DOUGLAS, ROBERT MCINDOE, ANDREW PATON

Friday, 7 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced the accused after they pled guilty to robbery at a jewellers store in Ayr in November 2013.

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HMA v DANIEL GARY McDADE

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Daniel McDade to 3 years and four months in prison after he pled guilty to supplying a class B drug.

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HMA v JAMES MITCHELL

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014
Sentencing Statements

Judge Beckett sentenced James Mitchell to 44 months in prison after he pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. On sentencing Judge Beckett made the following statement in court:

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