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Custodial Sentence Avoided with Help from Criminal Defence Solicitor

11 August 2014

Slater and Gordon Criminal Defence Solicitor Shula de Jersey successfully represented a client who worked as a trader for a city bank.

The trader had been arrested in relation to an allegation of assaulting a taxi driver following a night out. He was subsequently charged with actual bodily harm (ABH) and making off without payment.

Our client fully accepted responsibility for the assault and pleaded guilty at the first hearing in order to obtain maximum credit.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers were able to agree that the charge of making off without payment should not be proceeded with. Due to the nature of the injuries received by the taxi driver our client was at risk of receiving an immediate custodial sentence.

However, Slater and Gordon Lawyers were able to persuade the Magistrates that in all the circumstances of the case such a sentence was not necessary and the client received a community penalty.

Shula de Jersey is a Criminal Defence Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.

Slater and Gordon are a national law firm with 1,450 staff and offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Merseyside, Bristol, Newcastle, Halifax, Wakefield, Cambridge & meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire.

Criminal Defence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association.