criminal court work

Sherriff Court Solemn Procedure

The Judge is known as a Sheriff. In solemn criminal cases there is a jury of 15 people who will decide on your guilt the verdict in a Solemn case is entirely up to the Jury. The Sheriff then decides the sentence to be imposed, in the event you are found guilty.

The offences dealt with under solemn procedure are more serious.

In solemn criminal cases the Sheriff can sentence the accused to up to five years in prison, and impose an unlimited fine.

Legal Aid is usually made available to all other than to those with considerable financial means.

We provide regular representation in following Sheriff Court in Solemn cases:

  • Campbeltown
  • Oban
  • Dunoon

We can appear elsewhere, if instructed to do so.