Appeals Against Sentence - Summary
High Court of Justiciary
This gives guidance on benefit fraud.
SHERIFF APPEAL COURT
In this case, the Sheriff Appeal Court issued guidance for courts on the approach to take when imposing a compensation requirement as part of a community payback order (CPO), or a compensation order, when the accused has pled guilty at an early stage of proceedings.
In particular the case is about whether courts should in those circumstances reduce (discount) the amount of compensation to be paid, and if so whether the compensation should attract the same level of discount as other types of sentence.