Mr. C would often purchase parking permits from someone he knew, as parking permits for his council would have an expiry date and he was able to secure a large number of parking permits at a discounted rate. However, he was unaware that the permits the complainant had sold to him were often fake.
During one sale, Mr. C and the complainant got into a verbal argument as the complainant had raised the prices for these permits at the last minute, and Mr. C felt cornered into an unwanted transaction. After returning home with less than what he originally agreed upon, he found himself facing the police – and was placed under arrest for robbery.
Determined to clear his name, he contacted us to represent him. Our robbery lawyers immediately sprang into action, and began a legal investigation to uncover the truth of the matter. After meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, our robbery lawyers closely analyse our client’s phone for forensic evidence, any available CCTV footage of the event, and hold exhaustive interviews with his friends and family members to ascertain his character and his personal nature. Our criminal defence solicitors were able to successfully conclude that the allegations were entirely false, that our client had not threatened or coerced the complainant in any way and did not make any threats of violence nor robbery towards him.
During the trial, our defence team presented overwhelming evidence that pointed to our client’s innocence, and proved that the robbery allegations were malicious in nature, made by a complainant looking to ruin our client’s reputation. Our criminal defence solicitors and counsel jointly submitted a clear argument that highlighted our client’s personal nature, the fact that he had never gotten in trouble with the law, and the fact that he had paid for his purchases despite the added charges. After just 15 minutes of deliberation, the jury agreed with our evidence and acquitted our client of robbery charges, restoring his innocence and his reputation.
What starts as a malicious allegation made against you can quickly snowball into a criminal trial, where you face the possibility of spending time in prison for a wrongful conviction. 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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