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Our client, Ms. E was charged with assaulting an emergency worker when she attempted to speak to her uncle who was placed under arrest. During the scuffle, she was wrongly charged with assaulting an emergency worker and arrested. Our lawyers, recognising the injustice, immediately launched their own legal investigation which proved that she was acting in self-defence – thereby convincing the prosecution to drop all wrongful charges.

Ms. E had never been in trouble with the law, but was determined to help protect her uncle. During his arrest, Ms. E asserted her right to record the police and began recording the arrest. Wanting to document the arrest and make sure her uncle was okay, she approached the police vehicle to speak to him before he was taken to the station. As she tried to approach the vehicle, a police officer pushed her away. In the following scuffle, she was thrown onto the ground and arrested for assaulting an emergency worker, and taken into custody 

Fearful for her future and wanting to share the truth, her family contacted us to represent her. Our assault solicitors sprang into action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. After meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our criminal defence solicitors carefully analysed the recording our client had made, and consulted with the multiple witnesses who were also present during the arrest. Following lengthy investigations and interviews with multiple witnesses, and confirmation that the video recording was not edited or tampered with in any way, our criminal defence solicitors were able to prove that our client was acting in self-defence – she did not strike out at the police officer in any way and simply wanted to talk to her uncle before he was taken into custody.  

Armed with the facts, our assault solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence proving our client’s innocence to the prosecution, determined to clear her name. Faced with the truth, the prosecution realised their errors and dropped all charges before the matter even went to court – thereby allowing us to clear our client’s name and avoid a lengthy trial.  

Attempting to stand your own ground against the police can result in charges of assault against an emergency worker – a much harder charge to fight, as you’re facing the police system, and not a lone individual. 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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