We recently represented a client at Birmingham magistrates court who had been charged with dwelling-house burglary. He denied the offence and at trial was acquitted. We had represented him at the police station following his arrest for this offence and had proactively assisted in him placing his defence before the police in interview and advising them about lines of enquiry that could prove his innocence. The police failed to follow up these lines of enquiry and as such we were able to draw these issues to the attention of the court during the trial. In acquitting our client the magistrates specifically referred to the fact that our client had remained consistent throughout the police investigation and during the trial and that the police had failed to follow up lines of enquiry which the client had advised them about early on during the police investigation to assist in his defence.
Client obviously very happy at outcome.