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Our client, Mr. B, was accused of blackmailing his cousin, for £10,000. However, the charges were patently false, and it was revealed that Mr. B was sexually abused by Mr. A for years as a child. Our criminal defence solicitors proved that the allegations were false and maliciously made, and secured a complete acquittal for our client.

Mr. B struggles with depression and anxiety and has been afraid to leave the house for years. He was forced to sever connections with many of his family members for years, due to the abuse and sexual assault our client suffered at the hands of his cousin. As the incidents occurred when Mr. B was a child, he was unsure of what he could do. After speaking to his mother, his family cut off all contact with Mr. A and their family, resulting in a decade-long rift.  

Mr. B confronted Mr. A with the past, after suffering years of sleepless nights and paranoia because of the assault. Imagine his surprise when Mr. A files wrongful blackmail charges against him. 

After contacting us to represent him, our criminal defence lawyers immediately sprang into action, ready to uncover the truth. Our criminal defence solicitors conducted a lengthy investigation, including studying any and all evidence submitted by the police, gathering witness statements, and going through older case reports to verify Mr. B’s claims. Furthermore, our defence lawyers closely studied the CCTV footage, as there were cameras recording when Mr. B and Mr. A spoke on the street.  

Our criminal defence solicitors discovered that Mr. B was telling the truth – there are records of charges filed against Mr. A for sexual assault, and the CCTV footage shows the two men having a calm conversation – Mr. A claimed that he was threatened with a weapon, but the camera footage shows no weapon whatsoever.  

Armed with the facts, our criminal defence lawyers submitted a lengthy, empathetic, and decisive legal strategy that pointed to our client’s innocence, the trauma he suffered as a child, and the continuing trauma he is dealing with as a result of the false blackmail allegation. Moved by our lawyers’ arguments, the jury immediately acquitted our client, declaring him to be fully innocent.  

Being falsely accused by family members can be doubly devastating, and can severely impair your trust in familial relationships. 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. Call us today for a free no-obligation consultation, we’re available 24/7.  


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