Mr. B had a troubled past, and had spent a few years in prison, serving a custodial sentence from an earlier offence. Before he was sentenced, he spoke to a friend, Mr. C, to sublet his apartment. This meant that Mr. C would be paying rent and covering bills – and that Mr. B would have an apartment to come back to after he was released.
Upon his release, he went home, and found his home in chaos. The bed had been removed, and there was clear evidence that Mr. C had been using the house to produce cannabis. Immediately, he demanded that Mr. C clear the apartment. Unfortunately, the police conducted a raid, found the evidence, and instantly arrested Mr. B, on charges of possession with intent to supply and cultivation of cannabis.
Upon contacting us, our criminal defence solicitors quickly launched their own legal investigation to get to the truth of the matter. After surveying CCTV footage outside the flat, securing evidence from the prosecution, going through our client’s older legal records and speaking to our client’s close friends and family, they came across the truth – our client was wholly innocent of the possession with intent to supply charges.
Armed with proof, our criminal defence solicitors succinctly and efficiently argued for our client’s innocence, pointing out that it would have been impossible for him to conduct such an operation while in prison, and that he had no idea what Mr. C was up to, and trusted him as a friend. Faced with the facts, the jury voted to acquit our client, granting him his well-deserved freedom and cleared his name of the possession with intent to supply charges.
Finding out a friend has used your generosity, for a criminal offence, can be jarring – especially when you are falsely accused alongside them. 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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