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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.  If you would like to receive these as soon as they are issued sign up for RSS feeds.

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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.

HMA v James MacIver

Wednesday, 7 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 October 2015, Lord Uist sentenced James MacIver to six years imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of heroin.

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HMA v Daniel Ritchie

Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 1 October 2015, Lord Boyd of Duncansby sentenced Daniel Ritchie three years and nine months imprisonment after the accused pled guilty to causing the death of Greg Anderson by dangerous driving.

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HMA v James Jackson Inglis

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 30 September 2015, Lord Pentland imposed an extended sentence of 12 years imprisonment on James Inglis after the accused was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. The custodial term will be nine years, followed by an extension period of three years on licence.

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HMA v Marc O’Haire

Friday, 25 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 25 September 2015, Lord Uist sentenced Marc O’Haire to 10 years and six months imprisonment after the accused was found guilty of the culpable homicide of John McFarlane.

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HMA v James Lochrie

Thursday, 24 September, 2015
Sentencing Statements

At the High Court in Edinburgh on 24 September 2015, Lord Pentland sentenced James Lochrie to a custodial term of 12 years followed by an extension period of three years on licence after the accused was found guilty of child sex abuse offences.

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