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If my lawyer appears me for me to plea not guilty, can the

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If my lawyer appears me for me to plea not guilty, can the judge at a Sherrif Court still throw the case out?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

It depends on the circumstances. If the proceedings are found to be fundamentally null and void then yes the sheriff could dismiss the case.

Happy to discuss further if you can give more details.

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