Mr. D had borrowed a friend’s bike for a 10-minute ride when he found himself being stopped by the police. Afraid for the interaction, he instinctively continued to drive a bit further – resulting in the police initially charging him for failing to stop. After running the license plate, Mr. D found himself under arrest for theft of a motor vehicle.
Unsure of what had gone wrong, Mr. D contacted us to represent him. Our criminal defence solicitors, determined to uncover the truth of the matter, immediately sprang into action. After carefully analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, they conducted their own thorough legal investigation. Following body worn camera footage, consulting with our client’s friends and family members, and going through our client’s past records, our solicitors were able to determine that the charges were false, and that our client was wrongfully accused of theft of a motor vehicle.
Our criminal defence solicitors were able to prove that our client had borrowed the keys from a friend and had no idea that the bike was stolen, and had gone for a quick ride to run a few errands. During the trial, our theft lawyer submitted overwhelming evidence proving that our client had not committed any thefts before, that he had complied with police orders, and that he had no idea that the bike was stolen and had borrowed the keys. Faced with the facts, the magistrates found him innocent, and acquitted him, allowing him to return to his life.
You can find youself implicated in a crime you had no knowledge about, simply by being related to, or associated with, a friend or loved one. 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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