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Gilchrist and Another v Her Majesty’s Advocate: HCJ 24 Aug 2004

The defendants were to stand trial for drugs offences, but raised a devoltion issue as to the use of police surveillance products gathered under the 2000 Act. They said that the authorisation to carry out the surveillance had been granted on insufficient detail as required under the 2000 Act, infringing their right to a fair … Continue reading Gilchrist and Another v Her Majesty’s Advocate: HCJ 24 Aug 2004

Dudley v Her Majesty’s Advocate: HCJ 7 Feb 2003

The defendant appealed against her conviction saying that the Sheriff’s admission of certain evidence was a breach of her human rights. A telephone call from prison had been intercepted (routinely), from which the police had anticipated the importation of drugs to the prison by the defendant. Held: The interception was allowed under the 1989 Act, … Continue reading Dudley v Her Majesty’s Advocate: HCJ 7 Feb 2003

Gary Follen v Her Majesty’s Advocate: PC 8 Mar 2001

PC High Court of Justiciary (Scotland) The defendant said that a trial under the section infringed his right to a fair trial, because of a ten month delay by the prosecutor. On arrest he had been recalled to serve the remainer of a sentence, and served longer than the 110 day maximum before his case … Continue reading Gary Follen v Her Majesty’s Advocate: PC 8 Mar 2001

Attorney General’s Reference (Number 8 of 2004) (Dawson and Others): CANI 15 Apr 2005

Defendants had been convicted of offences involving supply of cannabis and cocaine, including the evasion of import controls and conspiracy. The sentences were appealed as too lenient. Held: Where a prosecutor was aware that a plea of guilty was being entered because a defendant expected to have a particular sentence passed (in that case a … Continue reading Attorney General’s Reference (Number 8 of 2004) (Dawson and Others): CANI 15 Apr 2005

HM Advocate v McAllister: HCJ 7 Oct 2014

The defendant had been convicted of an offence of supplying drugs whilst on licence for a similar offence. The court considered a request for an order under the 2002 Act. Lord Boyd of Duncansby [2014] ScotHC HCJ – 112 Bailii Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 76, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 4(3)(b), Proceeds of Crime … Continue reading HM Advocate v McAllister: HCJ 7 Oct 2014