Mr. C was working as a bouncer for a club in Tottenham when he received a complaint from a customer, who alleged that another bouncer had touched her without her consent. After reviewing CCTV footage, Mr. C discovered that the customer was right – there was video proof of the complainant, Mr. D with a customer, and there was a fight between the two. After reporting this to his supervisor, Mr. C was instructed with firing Mr. D for misconduct.
When he tried to do so, Mr. D got violent, accused him of lying, and assaulted him. Mr. C tried to stop him, and defended himself from further harm. Imagine his surprise when a few hours later, Mr. C was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and threats to kill.
After contacting us, our criminal defence solicitors immediately sprang to action, to uncover the truth of the matter. Apart from closely analysing all evidence from the police and the prosecution, our assault lawyers conducted their own thorough investigation. This included reviewing CCTV footage from the club, speaking to other club staff and securing witness statements, and analysing the footage of the complainant, along with speaking to our client’s supervisor. The investigation revealed that our client was telling the truth, and that the assault charges were false and malicious in nature.
Armed with the facts, our criminal defence solicitors submitted a thorough, tactical defence plan that highlighted the fact that our client was responding to a complaint and to supervisor’s instructions, and that he was merely trying to defend himself and meant no actual harm. Furthermore, our assault lawyers proved that the allegations were malicious, and were meant to twist the truth. Faced with the truth, the jury immediately dropped all charges, effectively acquitting our client.
Being falsely accused of a crime can have devastating consequences – especially when the allegation is malicious, and meant to cause harm and chaos to your life. 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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