Ms. S, along with her close friend British rapper Lady Leshurr, found themselves facing multiple charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after the complainant – Lady Leshurr’s ex-girlfriend’s partner argued that the two assaulted the complainant and their friends. Facing an imminent arrest, Ms. S contacted us to represent her.
Following this, our criminal defence solicitors immediately launched a lengthy investigation into the matter, including allegations of actual bodily harm. Our defence solicitors began by meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, to spot any inconsistencies or biases against our client.
Following this, our defence solicitors analysed our client’s messages, held lengthy conferences to explain the details of the case, spoke to other witnesses present in the area, analysed CCTV footage of the area, and spoke to multiple doctors and forensic experts to ascertain the damages our client had suffered, and to help determine the true turn of events.
During the investigation, our criminal defence solicitors discovered that our client had suffered from serious injuries, and was initially assaulted by the complainant’s friend and attacked by their dog. Our client’s intention was to provide moral support to her friend and did not intend to get into an altercation in any way, and merely tried to defend herself.
During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence that proved our client’s good nature, the fact that she had never faced any similar charges before, including actual bodily harm, and that her sustained injuries along with CCTV footage demonstrated she was trying to defend herself. Following a 2-week long trial, the jury finally returned with a complete verdict of not guilty on all counts, including actual bodily harm, finally allowing our client to go home a free woman.
What started out as wanting to support a friend during a difficult situation turned into a months-long criminal trial, which attracted unwanted media attention into a very personal aspect of their lives. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests.
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