Mr. G often got into verbal arguments with his mother, Ms. C, though this time, it was different. Ms. C called the police on her son, claiming that he was aggressive and broke her phone, parts of the wall, and the door during their argument. Despite Mr. G’s protests, he was arrested and charged with criminal damage.
Even though his prior history with the police should have no influence on his current case, the police refused to release him under caution and went ahead with the trial. Upon contacting us, our criminal defence solicitors immediately sprang to action, recognising the illegality of this and were determined to prove his innocence. Our criminal defence solicitors began by gathering witness statements from friends, co-workers and neighbours, and surveying CCTV footage from cameras on the street. Furthermore, our lawyers continually chased the prosecution for any and all evidence for the criminal damage case.
During the investigation, our defence lawyers discovered that the criminal damage charges were maliciously made – by working with experts, our criminal defence solicitors determined that the damage inside the house was far older than the day of the offence. Furthermore, it was unlawful for our client’s prior history to have any influence over this case. During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors submitted evidence and skilfully argued for our client’s innocence, pointing to his rough relationship with his mother as a reason for the false charges. The prosecution was forced to admit that they had no evidence against our client, and they were forced to drop all charges, effectively clearing our client’s name.
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