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In scotland can a sitting sheriff on completion of the

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in scotland can a sitting sheriff on completion of the evidence at trial decide to dispense with a jury and make the finding himself
JA: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?
Customer: court appearance is complete on child sexual offences
JA: Where did this occur?
Customer: aberdeen sherriff court
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Customer: Evidence was assessed as sufficient to go to a sherrif and juty court but mainly on the compelling v/recorded evidence of the 9 year old
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At the conclusion of the evidence legal submissions of “no case to answer” can be made to the sheriff to the effect that there is insufficient evidence to convict or that the evidence does not amount to a criminal offence. In those circumstances the case would not be put to the jury as these are legal issues for the sheriff to decide.

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