Mr J had recently had an argument with Ms E, his partner over her issues with alcohol. After coming home one night, the two had an argument over her alcohol consumption. Fearful for her health, Mr J hid the bottle of liquor away from her, leading to a loud argument, and Ms. E storming out of the house. Imagine his shock when he opens the door to the police a few hours later, facing charges of intentional strangulation and battery.
Fearful for his future, he immediately contacted us, citing concerns about intentional strangulation, to represent him. Our legal team jumps into action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. After having a lengthy conference with our client to hear his side of the story, our criminal defence solicitors meticulously analysed all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, to uncover any inconsistencies or biases against our client. Following this, our legal team conducted their own thorough investigation. Beginning with the details of that night, our defence lawyers analysed the body-worn footage from the arresting officers, CCTV footage from the street, and gathered evidence via witness statements from neighbours, friends, and family members to attest our client’s relationship and determine our client’s nature.
Our legal investigation firmly established our client’s innocence, debunking the fabricated offences by the complainant. The absence of a medical report, along with the lack of visible injuries like marks or bruises on the complainant’s skin, indicated that our client had not harmed her. Witness and character statements attested to our client’s positive nature and his history of non-violence. Additional inquiries uncovered the complainant’s past struggles with alcohol-related issues, contributing to ongoing arguments. Notably, our client’s composed demeanor during arrest, cooperation with the police, and commitment to clearing his name highlighted his intention to avoid wrongful charges.
Thanks to the exhaustive investigation and successful representations during the trial, our defence lawyers, specializing in cases like intentional strangulation, were able to convince the prosecution to withdraw all charges and discontinue the proceedings. Faced with the facts, the prosecution were forced to withdraw, resulting in our client going home a free man.
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