Lawtons represented a man accused of committing rape and serious sexual related offences that were allegedly committed in a domestic situation. The client, and woman making the allegation, had been in a relationship for a number of months, albeit it had ended badly. The woman in question made allegations that our client had held her against her will and raped her over a sustained period of time.
Our client had the harrowing experience of being arrested and later charged with the offences for which he stood trial. With Lawtons representing him from the outset and preparing his defence we were able to ensure that his case was fully prepared for trial.
The case itself involved the Prosecution calling a number of witnesses and lasted five days.
After thorough preparation and through careful questioning, Lawtons, and the legal team assembled in support of the client, were able to establish that the complaints were unreliable and undermined. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on all charges on 3rd February 2017, bringing the case to a conclusion and our client’s 12 month ordeal to an end.
This case illustrate the importance of having the right legal team involved as soon as possible and how a positive and proactive defence can achieve the best outcome notwithstanding the seriousness of the case. With a highly-experienced team of solicitors and lawyers available, contact us without delay if you need specialist legal advice in connection with a serious sexual offence.