Mr. M and Ms. C had a long, tumultuous history together for years, and parent their children together. Though they are separated, the two try and have an amicable relationship for the sake of their children. Despite this, the two had an argument – resulting in Ms. C attacking Mr. M and preventing him from leaving the house. Despite his attempts to defuse the situation, he was forced to push her and get away. Imagine his shock when shortly after he was attacked, he was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and taken into custody.
After contacting us, our assault solicitors immediately sprang to action, determined to uncover the truth. Our criminal defence solicitors immediately gathered all evidence from the prosecution and meticulously analysed it for any biases or inconsistencies. They continued with their investigation, and recovered CCTV footage from the street, medical reports from Ms. C and our client, and gathered witness statements from friends and family to attest to our client’s character.
Our assault solicitors discovered that Mr. M was acting in self-defence. Not only did he avoid physical confrontation, he was forced to act after Ms. C stabbed him with a knife. His initial calls to the police went unanswered, and he was forced to confront this situation alone. Armed with the facts, our assault solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence that proved that the charges were false. Faced with the truth, the prosecution had no choice but to drop all assault charges, effectively freeing our client.
In cases of assault charges, the situation often boils down to a ‘he said, she said’, situation – when there isn’t enough objective evidence to rely on, proving your innocence gets more challenging. 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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