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Criminal Law news & updates from Martin, Johnstone & Socha's expert criminal defence solicitors.

Police Make Over 2000 Arrests During “Serious Crime” Clampdown

More than 2100 arrests were made during 2015 as part of a clampdown against serious and organised criminal activity

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Police Scotland Investigating 134 Police Misconduct Probes

A report has revealed that Police Scotland are investigating 134 officers for alleged crimes and misconduct including sexual offences, stalking, theft, multiple assaults and some data protection breaches.

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Police Targeting Major Crime on Scotland's Motorways

Police Scotland have seized more than £1 million in drugs, cash and stolen goods in the last year on a major road in Dumfries and Galloway.

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Edinburgh Home to Highest Crime Rates in Scotland

According to a recent study by the police watchdog, crime rates in Edinburgh are the highest in Scotland with the most crimes per 10,000 people.

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Recorded Crime in Scotland at 41-year-low

Police Scotland statistics has revealed that crime in Scotland has reached a 41-year-low with crimes being at their lowest level since 1974.

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Scotland Assault Capital of the World

According to UN statistics, Scotland is the assault capital of the world with the nation leading the way in violent crimes.

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Scottish Knife Punishment Lags Behind Rest of the UK

An anti-crime campaigner from one of Scotland’s largest anti-knife groups has stated that the law and punishment for offenders in Scotland lags behind England and the rest of the UK.

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Police Urge Hate Crime Victims to Speak Out

 

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Scottish Human Rights Lawyer to Investigate Police Use Of “Stop & Search.”

The Scottish justice secretary John Scott QC is to lead an inquiry into the Police use of stop and search in Scotland, which could lead to a total ban. 

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Crime Witness Videos Could Be Shown In Court

Evidence given by witnesses could be filmed and then shown in court in an to end witnesses changing their story or forgetting details in court according to a new legal report. 

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Police Officers Accused of Criminal Offences

Police Officers across Scotland have been suspended or have duties restricted following allegations of rape, stalking and sexual assault.

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Scottish Rugby Star Guilty of Assault

Scottish International, Ryan Wilson, has been found guilty of assaulting two men in Glasgow’s West End.

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MJS Take Over Higgins, Morledge & Litterick

Martin Johnstone & Socha are pleased to announce the acquisition of Higgins, Morledge & Litterick of Alloa and their integration into our leading criminal defence firm.

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New Sheriffs Appointed

Six new sheriffs have been appointed across Scotland.

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Crime Trends in Scotland Published

Police Scotland have published information detailing the numbers of crimes committed in different areas of Scotland.

The information, gathered from policing management data systems, is not official recorded crime statistics but indicates that:

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