Mr. R was wrongfully accused of conspiracy to murder and possession of a firearm in relation to the April 2018 drive-by shooting of Ms. Blake in Tottenham, London, and was interviewed by the police despite having no relation to the crime. As Ms. Blake had no connections to gang-life, her death was the result of a case of mistaken identity. Additionally, the gun used in the shooting was connected to an earlier shooting in May 2018 and was found in a communal garden in North London six weeks after Ms. Blake’s death.
The Defence Team’s Efforts:
When Mr. R was falsely accused of conspiracy to murder and possession of a firearm, he knew he needed expert help to clear his name. That’s when he turned to Stuart Miller’s defence solicitors, a group of experienced attorneys with over 40 years of combined experience in the field.
From the moment they took on the case, the team went to work, covering every single possibility in their quest to prove Mr. R’s innocence. They meticulously combed through the evidence, establishing his whereabouts, and quickly realizing that the police didn’t have the solid proof they needed to link him to the weapon or the conspiracy. The team also interviewed other witnesses and members who were arrested, and there were no witness statements to identify him directly.
Thanks to their relentless efforts, the legal team was able to uncover gaps in the police’s case and use it to their advantage. They pushed for the police to release all of their information on the case and mounted a legal defence at the police station, ensuring their client was protected from predatory policing methods. The legal team discovered that as this was still an initial investigation, the police did not release all of their information and were “fishing” for more information by wrongfully accusing Mr R. Luckily, the experienced legal defence successfully argued for our client’s innocence, pointing to the lack of evidence and to the client’s nature and standing in society.
As a result, Mr. R was given an order of ‘no further action’ at the police station and was able to walk away without having to go through a trial to clear his name. All thanks to the tireless work of the legal team at Stuart Miller.
How We Can Help You:
Being accused of a crime you did not commit can be a very anxious experience, especially because saying the wrong thing could result in you being charged for a crime you did not commit. From minor offences like theft to serious offences like murder, talking to the police without a legal representative can be very dangerous.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a crime, please do not hesitate to contact us. The team at Stuart Miller are well-versed in clearing clients’ names before the case even goes to trial, and we would like to help you with your case.