Finding info on a conviction in Scotland?
It was a derelict hospital – a place I’ve been a couple of times, as have a bunch of others – anyone else who has been caught has been told to bugger off by the security guard.
So definitely not criminal trespass…
No, don’t have a real name, got his DoB though, and email and IP addresses.Posted 5 years agoBen Cooper wrote:
Idle curiosity, really. If there is some obscure law that can be used to convict people for simple trespass in Scotland, it’d be an issue for explorers.
There are exceptions to the LR(S)A. However, it seems unlikely he’d get a custodial sentence for wandering around an old hospital. Which one was it btw, Bangour Village, Glencoe, AN Other?Posted 5 years agofishaMember
Scottish Court results ( and the various disposal details ) are recorded on a database, which can be searched for those that have access or a need to know.
Public access to it I don’t imagine would be good idea. ( at the end of the day, if you wanted to know the result, you would go to the public gallery ).
I know it would satisfy your curiosity to know, but that sort of access would give sensitive information to the public.
Was there not a similar thread about this sort of trespass/being on land you shouldn’t recently.Posted 5 years agoircSubscriber
What about the old “trespass isn’t a crime in Scotland” FACT?
It’s been a crime since the Trespass Scotland Act 1865.
Every person who lodges in any premises, or occupies or encamps on any land, being private property, without the consent and permission of the owner or legal occupier of such premises or land, and every person who encamps or lights a fire on or near any . . . F1 road or enclosed or cultivated land, or in or near any plantation, without the consent and permission of the owner or legal occupier of such road, land, or plantation . . . shall be guilty of an offence
But the offence above didn’t include merely walking or otherwise crossing land. It was also amended by the Land Reform Act 2003 to exclude anything being done by someone exercising their right to access.
The 1865 Act is rarely used but it does happen.Posted 5 years agoircSubscriber
Another bit of legislation which might be used for someone found in an unoccupied building is S.57 of the Civic Govt Scot Act 1982. But that needs an apparent intention to commit theft.
Can’t see it happening for being found in a derelict building though unless there were supporting circumstances.Posted 5 years ago
One for legal experts I think – is there a way to find out what someone was convicted of? On another forum I’ve got someone claiming that they were sent to prison for something, and it doesn’t ring true – I know when the court date was (16th August 2012, Edinburgh Sheriff Court) and I know that he was apparently sent to Saughton Prison.
Rolls of court only go back 5 days, and don’t give details anyway…
Cheers 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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