Review of defence statements
An accused is a person who is charged with committing a crime.
If the accused says they did not commit the crime then there will be a trial.
The accused has to tell the court what their defence is before the trial happens.
This is called a defence statement.
The Scottish Government has been told that:
- there should be a review of the rules about defence statements
- defence statements are often sent to the court too late
- there is not enough information in defence statements
The Scottish Government would like to know if you think there should be a review of defence statements.
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