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Drink-Driving Convictions Rise in Spring and Summer

It is a commonly held belief that December and January are the worst months for drink-driving, with many people choosing to drink more than they usually would as a result of all the celebrations held over the festive season.

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Criminal Finances Bill Receives Royal Assent

The Criminal Finances Bill received Royal Assent on 27th April and is now an Act of Parliament.

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First ‘card sharing’ prosecution in Scotland

In the first case of its kind in Scotland, a Belshill man who allowed people to be able to have illegal access to high quality digital broadcasting systems without having first paid a subscription, has been sentenced in court.

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Tackling Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm

Four key provisions of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 are now in force and aim to help tackle crimes involving abusive behaviour and sexual harm.

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Use of Pre-Recorded Evidence in Criminal Trials

One of Scotland’s most senior judges, The Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has published new legal guidance to improve the use of pre-recorded evidence from child and vulnerable witnesses during criminal trials.

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