Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Martin, Johnston & Socha
About
Posts

Post has attachment
new blog post: Crackdown on Dark Web Criminal Activity - The UK Government has announced that funding of £9 million will be used to bolster law enforcement’s ability to tackle those who use the anonymity of the internet for illegal activities such as the selling of firearms, drugs, malware and people. More than £5 million will also be used to support the police to establish dedicated cybercrime units to investigate and pursue cyber criminals at a regional and local level. The funding is par...
Crackdown on Dark Web Criminal Activity
Crackdown on Dark Web Criminal Activity
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Drug Seizures in Scotland - A recent publication from Scotland’s Chief Statistician has given an interesting insight into the types of drug seizures made by the police in Scotland and the characteristics of those found in possession of drugs.  The report highlights that the quantity of drugs seized can fluctuate considerably each year, and does not necessarily move in line with the number of seizures made. Whilst most drug seizures consist of relatively small quantities (usua...
Drug Seizures in Scotland
Drug Seizures in Scotland
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Tackling Fraud in Financial Services - A new report from UK Finance has given an interesting insight into the extent of fraud in financial services and the sector’s efforts to prevent the crime occurring. According to the trade association, banks and card companies prevented £1,458.6 million in unauthorised financial fraud last year, which amounts to £2 in every £3 of attempted unauthorised fraud being stopped. The report also includes annual data on losses due to authorised ...
Tackling Fraud in Financial Services
Tackling Fraud in Financial Services
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Changes to Police Powers of Arrest and Detention - In January this year, new measures contained within the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in Scotland relating to the arrest and questioning of suspects. The new measures are based on recommendations made by Lord Carloway following his Review of Scottish Law and Practice. The Review had been requested in 2010 by Kenny MacAskill, who was Justice Secretary at that time, following the UK Supreme Court’s decisi...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Prison Sentence for Drugs Offences - A man from Clydebank has been sentenced to five years and three months in jail after pleading guilty to smuggling cocaine worth more than £100,000 into the UK.  The 42-year-old had been arrested following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA), which became involved after Border Force officers working at Coventry International Postal Hub intercepted two packages addressed to Vincent Dolan October 2017. The investigation was pa...
Prison Sentence for Drugs Offences
Prison Sentence for Drugs Offences
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Tougher Penalties for Illegal Mobile Phone Use Have Impacted on Driver Behaviour - New research has suggested that the introduction of tougher penalties for illegal mobile phone use while driving has led to a drop in the number of people committing this offence.  According to the study by Confused.com, the number of offenders on UK roads has dropped 39% in just one year. Tougher Penalties The penalty for using a mobile phone behind the wheel doubled to £200 and six points in ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Eight per cent drop in Scottish crime last year - The bulletin for Criminal Proceedings in Scotland for 2016-2017 presents figures which show that there has been an 8 per cent decrease in crime figures over the last year. This figure applied both to those who were proceeded against in court (107,338), and those who were subsequently convicted (92,334). National Statistics which were published previously on recorded crime for 2016-2017 found that crime had dropped by over 33% ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Courts Service Pursues Non-Payment of Fines - The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has issued a fresh warning of the consequences facing people who fail to pay their court fines. According to SCTS, all outstanding fines and financial penalties for which it is responsible are being pursued. It adds that its enhanced tracing facilities make it easier to use the full range of enforcement actions, which include benefit deductions, freezing bank accounts, arresting wages and ...
Courts Service Pursues Non-Payment of Fines
Courts Service Pursues Non-Payment of Fines
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Calls for Tougher Approach to Drink Driving - The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has recently published a report in which it calls for EU Member States to do more on drink-driving enforcement and rehabilitation.  One of its main recommendations is that alcohol interlocks should be fitted in all new professional vehicles and retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders. Some countries have already taken steps towards this tougher approach to drink drivi...
Calls for Tougher Approach to Drink Driving
Calls for Tougher Approach to Drink Driving
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
new blog post: Scottish Parliament Passes Domestic Abuse Bill - The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill has been passed by the Scottish Parliament, meaning that new offences relating to domestic abuse will soon come into force.  As well as physical abuse, the Bill will cover other forms of psychological abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour that cannot easily be prosecuted under existing criminal laws. It will be possible to prosecute abuse in its totality as a single offence, allowing co...
Scottish Parliament Passes Domestic Abuse Bill
Scottish Parliament Passes Domestic Abuse Bill
mjscriminaldefencelawyers.co.uk
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded