R-v-P: Not Guilty Verdict for Sexual Offence Charges

2nd January 2024 | Lawtons News|
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Joanne Cestaro


Lawtons Solicitors received instructions from the police station to represent a young man charged with rape. Joanne Cestaro, from our London office, took charge of the sexual offence matter as it progressed to the Crown Court. The legal proceedings were particularly challenging, as they deeply impacted the young man’s vulnerabilities and mental health. Navigating through these complexities required not only legal expertise but also considerable assistance and care.

Recognising the need for a robust defence, Heather Sangoe from 23 Essex Street was enlisted. The trial faced significant hurdles, experiencing two hung juries. However, the legal team’s persistent efforts and persuasive arguments eventually convinced the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to offer no evidence.

The culmination of this arduous legal battle brought immense relief and joy to the young man and his family. Their satisfaction with the outcome reflects the dedication and diligence invested by Lawtons Solicitors and Heather Sangoe in securing justice in a case where both legal complexities and the defendant’s well-being were intricately intertwined.
Contact Lawtons Solicitors for expert and compassionate legal representation in sexual offence cases. Our experienced team, led by dedicated professionals like Joanne Cestaro, is committed to navigating the complexities of the legal system while providing the care and support needed during challenging times. Trust us to vigorously defend your rights and secure the best possible outcome.

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