Mr. O was a vulnerable individual, suffering from severe mental illnesses – it can be easy to imagine the shock and horror at facing a police officer at his doorstep, and facing multiple charges of stalking and assault.
Fearful for his future and uncertain about what could happen next, he contacted us to represent him in a case involving assault, stalking, and harassment. Our assault solicitors immediately sprang into action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. They began by thoroughly and meticulously analyzing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, for any inconsistencies or biases against our client. Following this, our assault solicitors conducted their own investigation into the matter.
This included holding lengthy conferences with our client to understand his history and his personal nature, working with medical experts to accurately classify his mental illness and how it affects his judgement, gathering witness and character statements from friends and family members, and analysing all mobile phone evidence and CCTV evidence gathered from the area.
Mobile phone evidence between our client and the complainant indicated that the two were on friendly terms, and had a shared history together. Multiple expert reports from doctors and forensic scientists emphasized that our client had trouble understanding social cues, and had no involvement in assault, stalking, harassment, or any intention to scare or frighten her in any way.
On the first day of the trial, our criminal defense solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence pointing to our client’s disabilities, as well as the fact that many friends and family members submitted character statements to prove his good nature and his unwillingness to cause fear, harm, or assault to other people. Faced with the facts, the prosecution were forced to offer no evidence, effectively dropping all charges against him. After a lengthy investigation, our client was finally free from all false charges.
What our client thought were friendly interactions almost ended with him in prison, and he spent weeks of his life uncertain about his future. 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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