Mr. Y found himself facing a police officer and was placed under arrest for charges of racially aggravated harassment, for an argument he didn’t even remember having. After facing a harrowing arrest for these charges, he immediately contacted us to represent him.
Our assault solicitors immediately sprang into action, determined to clear the air and uncover the truth of the matter. After carefully analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our criminal defence solicitors conducted their own thorough legal investigation. This included working with forensic experts to analyse CCTV evidence and other DNA evidence at the scene, speaking to other TfL workers at the underground station, and gathering character statements from our client’s friends and family members.
Their investigation led to a crucial discovery – the forensic evidence had severe continuity errors, and did not make sense of the series of events alleged by the complainant. After carefully analysing CCTV footage, body worn camera footage from the arresting officers, and analying fingerprint and DNA evidence left behind at the train station, our criminal defence solicitors were able to successfully prove that key evidence was flawed, and did not paint a complete picture.
During the trial, our criminal defence solicitors submitted overwhelming evidence of the prosecution’s flawed case, pointing out various holes in their story. Furthermore, our defence team submitted character statements that pointed to our client’s good nature, and the fact that he did not intend to harm or offend anyone. Coupled with the inconsistencies in evidence, the prosecution had no choice but to withdraw the racially aggravated assault, effectively dropping the case against our client.
Forensic evidence is not the be-all and end-all of evidence; rather, forensic evidence can be incomplete, flawed, and may not provide all the information to prove someone’s guilt. If you or someone you know has been charged with racially aggravated harassment, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests.
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