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

Week of Police Action on Uninsured Driving

Police Scotland has highlighted the need for all drivers to make sure they hold valid car insurance, as it takes part in a week of action targeting uninsured drivers in conjunction with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).

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Reform Needed on Age of Criminal Responsibility

An MSP has called for reform in regards to the Scottish age of criminal responsibility with some MPs stating that the age should be raised. 

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Mugshots Being Used by Police To Identify Faces

Police are utilising mugshots to cross reference criminals through surveillance cameras according to a new report.

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Airgun Law to Fall Short on Tackling Criminal Misuse?

The new legislation licensing airguns will fall short in tackling the criminal misuse of the weapons according to a spokesman from the Scottish Police. 

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Hate Crime in Scotland

A recent report from the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service has revealed the number of hate crimes that took place in Scotland in 2013-14.

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Man sentenced for roller skate stunt

A 25-year-old man has received a suspended prison sentence after allegedly allowing himself to be towed on roller skates by a car at speeds of up to 70mph, reports the Telegraph.

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