sheriff court


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sheriff court

(in Scotland) a court having jurisdiction to try summarily or on indictment all but the most serious crimes and to deal with most civil actions
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Auditor General for Scotland Caroline Gardner said: "Like many parts of the public sector, the sheriff court system is facing falling budgets.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged with the murder of Karen Buckley, and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
James Kennedy, 70, who drives a car with the number plate "5TAG", was fined at Fort William Sheriff Court after admitting poaching a hind on the Glenfinnan Estate last year.
To support this, the threshold under which civil cases must be raised in the sheriff court is to be increased from Au5,000 to Au150,000.
A report was submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and he appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court yesterday.
Detective Inspector Colin Beattie confirmed the accused pair were in custody and would be appearing at Dunfermline sheriff court.
RBS are arguing that the case should be moved to the higher, sheriff court but Mr Hamilton says it should remain in the lowest court in the interests of democracy.
Appearing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, Mitchell, of the city's Canal Place, admitted sending the email from Aberdeen University on February 22 this year.
Senegal international Diouf was fined pounds 5, 000 at Glasgow Sheriff Court last September after he pleaded guilty to assault under provocation.
They include another prisoner being wrongly freed and the cells at Glasgow Sheriff Court being "like a chimps' tea party" with prisoners threatening to run amok.
David Sinclair, 33, from East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, appeared at Hamilton Sheriff Court in private last week to face the charges.