Mr. L found himself facing 3 counts of historic sexual assault, after his ex-girlfriend’s niece accused him of assaulting her over 20 years ago.
Fearful for his reputation and unsure about how to protect himself against such allegations, he contacted us to represent him. Our defence solicitors immediately sprang into action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. After carefully analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our sexual assault solicitors rconducted their own thorough legal investigation. After gathering evidence in the form of multiple witness and character statements from his friends, family members, and his ex-girlfriend’s family members, our cminal defence solicitors were able to reveal the larger picture.
As the offence was historical sexual assault, there is no forensic evidence to rely upon, which meant that our defence solicitors had gone through decades of evidence in the form of statements from multiple members of the family – including our client’s ex-girlfriend Ms. G, her siblings, our client’s family members and friends, all of whom testified to his character, his friendly nature, and the fact that they trusted him completely.
Furthermore, our sexual assault solicitors’ investigation revealed that Ms. G had gotten into multiple arguments with her sister over financial concerns, and that her sister and the complainant would often refuse to speak to Ms. G over these familial spats. Ms. G and other family members testified to the fallout between the complainant and other family members, and that while our client and Ms. G were together, he was fully trusted to watch over their children and was warmly welcomed into the family.
During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence that pointed to our client’s innocence, highlighting his good, caring nature, the fact that he had never been in trouble with the law, and that he was trusted by his friends and his family alike. Furthermore, our defence lawyers gathered multiple witnesses that were willing to come forward and testify to his nature in the courtroom. Coupled with our defence solicitors’ strategic arguments, the jury were faced with overwhelming evidence that pointed to our client’s innocence. Following the trial, the jury acquitted our client of all 3 counts of historic sexual assault, clearing his name and restoring his innocence.
What started as a petty fight between family members can spiral into false allegations being made against others, causing untold damage to others around them, despite having no involvement in the original argument. 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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