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

Prison Sentence for Drugs and Driving Offences

A 30-year-old man recently appeared at Edinburgh High Court where he pleaded guilty to the supply of controlled drugs and dangerous driving, reports Police Scotland.

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Drug-Related Crime in Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently published a statistical bulletin giving a breakdown of drug seizures made by the police, and the characteristics of those found in possession of drugs in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The publication also includes an analysis of the characteristics of drug possession crimes for the first time.

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Sailors Sentenced over Seizure of Class A Drugs

Two sailors have been sentenced to over 40 years imprisonment between them for their role in the smuggling of more than three tonnes of cocaine aboard an ocean-going tug, the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service has reported. The operation apparently resulted in the largest ever seizure of Class A drugs in the UK.

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Calls for Crack-Down on Driving Offences but Softer Approach on Drugs

Over 52% of drivers questioned by RAC say that tougher penalties should be applied to motorists who use their phones illegally while driving.

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