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Jim Olphert’s client found not guilty of 5 firearms charges after Judge directs acquittals.


Jim’s client was charged alongside another with possession of several firearms, including a pistol and sawn-off shotgun, with intent to endanger life. The case dated back to 2018 and turned on the presence of DNA evidence. It required careful analysis of the forensic evidence which the Crown had gathered, and complex questions regarding statistical analysis of that DNA.

After the jury had been empanelled, and following detailed negotiation with the expert witnesses on both sides, the Crown were forced to accept a number of Section 10 admissions which were extremely damaging to their case. As a result, the Crown ultimately offered no evidence in respect of all charges, and the Judge directed the jury to return not guilty verdicts.

Jim was instructed by Rasna Loi of ABV Solicitors.


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