Aggravated Burglary and Serious Assaults
The client was charged with aggravated burglary of a property. Three people invaded the home of the complainant, wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons. A witness said in his statement that he recognised the weapon as belonging to the client as the weapon was quite unique. The only connection that could be made between the client and the weapon was that it had been seen previously in the client’s back shed.
Following discussions prior to the trial, the prosecution agreed to withdraw all charges against the accused due to lack of evidence.
DISCLAIMER: This is a real case study of an actual case from our files. Details pertaining to the client have been changed to protect their privacy. The sentence imposed and the charge have not been altered. These case studies are published to demonstrate real outcomes and give an indication of possible tariffs in Court. We do not guarantee a similar case on these charges will get the same result. Please note that we post results at our discretion, therefore while many case studies are average results, others are notable for their exceptional outcomes. PUBLISHED 25/02/2013