We represented a young adult who was charged with two offences of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. It was the Crown’s case that our client and their co-defendant were jointly running a drugs line. The Crown relied on evidence of co-location and text messages in an attempt to prove their case. Our client denied the offences in their entirely and after careful analysis of all of the evidence in the case, we invited the Court to list our client’s case for an application to dismiss. In the interim, we made written representations to the Crown Prosecution Service in which we argued that there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction. After considering our representations, the Crown offered no evidence in relation to both matters and not guilty verdicts were recorded.
Our client was represented by Sabrina Neves, a solicitor in our Croydon Crime Team, and in Court by Harriet Dixon of QEB Hollis Whiteman.