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My brother is 23 years-old and has some previous convictions,

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My brother is 23 years-old and has some previous convictions, mostly for theft related to his alcohol problems. He was recently convicted in the sheriff solemn court on another charge of theft and has been remanded in custody for sentencing, though the sheriff has indicated that he might consider a suitable alternative to a custodial sentence. Can you tell me what ‘suitable alternative to a custodial sentence’ there might be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Probation with a condition of alcohol counselling along with a community service type disposal would be an appropriate all active to prison.
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