Scottish criminal procedure

Scottish criminal procedure guidance:

This Practice Note is an introduction to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences in Scotland. The procedure for the investigation and prosecution of crime...

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This table below contains an archive of news analysis on Scotland and Scots law developments of general application and those which affect various practice areas that has...

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In Scotland, there is a duty on the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) to disclose all material which it holds to the defence. This duty to disclose...

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In the vast majority of Scottish criminal cases, the recovery of evidence by an accused’s representatives will be by means of disclosure made by the Crown in terms of...

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For information on the sentencing powers available to Scottish courts, see Practice Note: The jurisdiction and sentencing powers of Scottish criminal courts. For...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance impacted by the Scottish government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For information on the impact of the...

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This Practice Note explains summary procedure in Scottish Criminal proceedings and should be read in conjunction with the Scottish summary criminal procedure—flowchart....

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This Practice Note provides an explanation of the powers of the Scottish criminal courts to sentence offenders following conviction. For an introduction to the structure...

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This Practice Note explains solemn trial procedure in Scotland and should be read in conjunction with Scottish solemn criminal procedure—flowchart. For details of...

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