Mr. T, a dual national, had resided in the UK for six years and drives in the UK with his Spanish driving license. As a father, he often spends time playing with his children, and noticed that his driving license was damaged as his children had played with it earlier. After conducting some research, he realised that he can get a replacement from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) – except that when he tried to do so, he was accused of submitting a forged document, leading to his arrest for the alleged forgery of identification documents.
He immediately contacted us to help clear the air. Our criminal defence solicitors sprang into action, determined to prove our client’s innocence and reunite him with his family. During the investigation, our defence solicitors meticulously analyzed the evidence submitted by the police and conducted their own thorough legal inquiry. This included going over our client’s immigration history with a fine-toothed comb, and verifying his immigration status into the UK, his driving history, and all of his identification documents, combating the false accusation of forgery of identification documents. Furthermore, our criminal defence solicitors were able to confirm that our client had a legal, authentic driver’s license from Spain, and had legally used it to drive in the UK. Finally, our client had also obtained a driving license from the UK, as he had been living here for more than six years. Our criminal defence solicitors worked closely with immigration and identity experts to verify our client’s claims, and prove that this was an error made by the DVLA, resulting in our client being falsely arrested and accused.
Before the trial even began, our defence solicitors submitted the overwhelming evidence that pointed to our client’s innocence, disproving the accusations of forgery of identification documents. They submitted proof of our client’s immigration, photos showing that the license was accidentally damaged by his child, and statements from experts that proved that the license was authentic. Faced with the facts, the prosecution realized their grave error and immediately withdrew all charges, freeing our client and ensuring that he did not have to face an unnecessary trial. Thus, our client was reunited with his family and his innocence was restored.
A task as simple as renewing a driving licence can result in false accusations being levied against you, and forcing you into a lengthy legal battle. 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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