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

New Scottish Sentencing Council Comes into Effect

A new Scottish Sentencing Council has come into force as of today with the independent body being responsible for preparing guidelines to ensure a consistent approach to sentencing throughout the country.

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Crime in Glasgow Falling Faster Than National Average

A new study has revealed that crime rates in Glasgow are falling faster than rates seen in the rest of the country. 

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Dozens of Weapons Seized in Schools

Police Scotland seized almost 50 knives and over 180 weapons in the last four academic years from pupils in and around Glasgow. 

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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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Police Scotland Criticised Over Lack Of Crime Report

Police Scotland have been criticised in the Scottish Parliament for failing to disclose a crime report.

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One Year Old Stopped in Stop-and-Search

Almost 20,000 people were stopped and searched by police in 2014, with a one-year-old being stopped in North Ayrshire as part of police strategic tactics to prevent crime.

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More than 1,200 Under-10s Carry Out Crime

New figures have shown that more than 1,200 youngsters under the age of 10 were detected in Scotland in the last two years. 

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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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