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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 DEREK DUNSMUIR

Friday, 13 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Pentland sentenced Derek Dunsmuir to 3 years 9 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to drugs offences in January 2013.

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HMA v JOHN WARNE

Friday, 6 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At Edinburgh Sheriff Court Sheriff Crowe sentenced John Warne to 12 months imprisonment after he pled guilty to embezzling funds while in the employment of Edinburgh City Council.

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HMA v JAY JOHNSTONE AND SONNY GIBSON

Thursday, 5 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland sentenced Jay Johnstone and Sonny Gibson after they pled guilty to armed robbery on 1 July 2013 at Malkha's News & Wine Store, 2 Birnam Road, Kirkcaldy .

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HMA v JAMES ANTHONY CAMPBELL

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Dumbarton Lord Pentland imposed an order for lifelong restriction on James Campbell after he pled guilty to assault.

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HMA v DAVID BROWN

Friday, 29 November, 2013
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh Lord Stewart sentenced David Brown to six years imprisonment after he was found guilty of assault and robbery in Larkhall on 17 May 2013.

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