The demon drink


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An interesting story today on the BBC’s website about how criminal cases involving alcohol as a major issue are dealt with at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Currently, two Sheriffs deal with cases where alcohol is a ‘contributory factor’ in crime. The Court has been operating for the last year and its lifespan has been extended for a further year. It will now deal with domestic abuse cases involving alcohol.

The BBC article contains some useful information about the Court’s approach to this area of criminal law and the types of sentences handed down by the Sheriffs.

A link to the article on the BBC’s website can be found below:

Glasgow’s alcohol court to deal with domestic abuse

The court in Glasgow will be able to deal with abuse cases where alcohol was a factor.

Copyright Seán J Crossan, February 2019

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A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson) Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background. I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde. Please note that this Blog provides a general commentary about issues in Scots Law. It is not intended as a substitute for in-depth legal advice. If you have a specific legal problem, you should always consult a suitably qualified Scottish solicitor who will be able to provide you with the support that you require.

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