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Our client, Mr. S was wrongfully accused of assault and of possession of an offensive weapon after an argument with an acquaintance turned sour. After a lengthy legal investigation, our lawyers definitively proved that the allegation was maliciously filed, our client was acting in self-defence, and that he was not carrying a weapon at all. Faced with the facts, the jury immediately acquitted our client, righting this grave wrong.

Mr. S was out for a bicycle ride when he bumped into an acquaintance, Mr. R – who had earlier borrowed his tools and owed him some money. Despite trying to have a peaceful conversation, things quickly got violent as Mr. S and Mr. R began to argue and fight, resulting in Mr. S being arrested for assault, and for possession of an offensive weapon. Fearful of the situation, he immediately contacted us to represent him.  

Our assault solicitors sprang to action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter, including addressing the charge of possession of an offensive weapon. During the initial investigation, our criminal defence solicitors meticulously analyzed all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, looking for any flaws or biases against our client. Additionally, our criminal defence solicitors onducted extensive investigations into our client’s history, gathered character statements from friends and family members, and spoke to witnesses on the street, who were present during the alleged altercation. During the investigation, our assault solicitors uncovered the truth – that our client was not in possession of an offensive weapon at that time, that Mr. R initially attacked Mr. S and our client was merely trying to defend himself, and that the situation escalated as Mr. R was drunk and refusing to pay what he owed. 

Though the police found a knife inside Mr. S’s home, implicating him in possession of an offensive weapon, our criminal defence solicitors successfully proved that there was no DNA evidence present on the knife. Furthermore, they demonstrated that the knife had been a decorative piece inside our client’s home for multiple years, gifted by a friend, and not intended for offensive use. 

During the trial, our assault solicitors submitted exhaustive evidence proving our client’s good nature, the history between our client and the complainant, and the fact that the charges were identifiably false, and maliciously filed by the complainant. Faced with the facts, the jury accepted the truth and acquitted our client of all wrongful charges, thereby preserving his innocence.  

A relationship soured can result in false charges being filed against you – resulting in an unlawful arrest and an unjust trial. 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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