Successful submission of no case to answer at Croydon Youth Court web

We represented a client of good character who had been charged with three offences of possession of a false identification document with improper intent. A package bound for the United Kingdom was intercepted by border force and found to contain a false passport. Investigators allowed the passport to be delivered and our client and another were arrested. Within the property, further false identification documents were found. It was the Crown’s case that our client’s photograph was on the passport intercepted by border force. We subsequently made representations that the Crown could not prove that our client was ever in control or possession of the false identification documents and therefore, there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against our client. After considering our representations, the Crown offered no evidence in relation to all matters at our client’s Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing. Formal not guilty verdicts were recorded and our client remained a person of good character.

Our client was represented by Sabrina Neves, a solicitor in our Croydon Crime Team, and in Court by Jodie Mole, one of our in house barristers