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Our client, Mr. L, was arrested for malicious communications against his stepmother and his father. However, the situation was far more complex – and our lawyers uncovered that our client had suffered from severe trauma as a child and was struggling with multiple mental health issues as a direct result of it. Thanks to an empathetic and determined legal defence team, our client avoided a prison sentence and was assigned a rehabilitation officer, to provide him with the help he needed.

Mr. L was arrested for malicious communications after his stepmother, Ms. B, filed a complaint with the police force in Milton Keynes, pointing to over 15 messages and voice notes that were sent from his number. In the messages, threats were made against Mr. L’s father in particular, and after his arrest, Mr. L contacted us to share his side of the story.  

Our criminal defence solicitors immediately sprang to action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. They conducted their own thorough legal investigation, including meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the prosecution for any implicit biases. Our defence lawyers also worked closely with our client’s friends and family members to understand the root of the situation and the details of the malicious communications charges. 

They uncovered the fact that our client suffered from severe trauma as a child by his father and was struggling with multiple mental illnesses as a direct result. After hearing that his younger sister was now dealing with their father’s abuse, our client lost control of his emotions and acted without thinking, resulting in him sending multiple messages.  

During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors shared multiple statements and evidence that proved our client’s remorse behind his actions and the fact that he was struggling with the trauma he had to deal with as a child. Thanks to our de defence lawyers’ empathetic defence tactics and confronting the judge and the jury with our client’s emotions, the judge recognised our client’s remorse and granted a suspended sentence, rather than prison time. Thanks to our criminal defence solicitors’ determined efforts, our client was assigned a rehabilitation officer to help him with his mental health, rather than continue to struggle with these issues in prison. 

When it comes to facing a prison sentence, alternative sentences are always more beneficial, for everyone involved within the community. 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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