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Can I be charged and convicted of the communications act 2003

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Can I be charged and convicted of the communications act 2003 when not inside Scotland?
Example: if I was in South Africa and make a phone call to Scotland and it is deemed abusive or threatening, could I still be prosecuted in Scotland on my return?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Yes, you could be prosecuted as the call was made to the UK which is covered by the legislation. The offence is deemed to have taken place in Scotland.
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