R v B
Our client was alleged to have assisted with a planned robbery on a house in Brighton with the intention of stealing vast amounts of money. This was allegedly orchestrated by a prisoner and his associates in London. The offence included seriously assaulting the occupants with weapons and herding children. Our client if found guilty could have been given 10 years in prison, but due to meticulous preparation analysing thousands of papers and getting clear instructions in a very complicated case, the client was acquitted after trial
R v M
It was alleged that our client had raped a woman twice in public and that witnesses saw it. However, on making various arguments to the court and the CPS questioning the credibility of the allegations, one was dropped prior to trial. When it came to trial, the prosecution case was already weakened by our robust arguments, our advocate skilfully highlighted the clear inconsistencies with the evidence and our client was acquitted.
R v R
Charged with two historic robbery offences, including the use of a knife and against an elderly lady, our client faced a long term of imprisonment after being found guilty. He however had serious emotional and behavioural issues but despite this and his problematic past, he had made significant progress in his life since. Through getting full details of his medical background, organising a mediator for the hearings and obtaining authoritative and persuasive references from professionals, we were able to convince the Judge to step outside of the sentencing guide lines and impose a suspended prison sentence, which meant he walked out of court free.
R v O
Our client faced motoring charges of speeding and failing to provide information within 28 days, which should have resulted in a significant period of disqualification. He ran a small business, which depended heavily on the use of his car, and his family depended on his income. We took detailed instructions and managed to persuade the police at court to withdraw the failing to provide information charge, which meant that the court could only impose penalty points avoiding a disqualification.