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Zayd Ahmed secures acquittal for client charged with production and supply of drugs after legal arguments on disclosure of phone evidence.

06/03/2024

Zayd Ahmed was instructed to defend the accused who was charged with producing and supplying drugs at the Central Criminal Court.

The Crown had relied on several strands of evidence including evidence from a mobile phone seized from the defendant.

After numerous arguments including section 8 applications, Zayd made an argument that the Crown must serve the underlying phone material.

The Judge ordered the download of the phone, however, the Crown repeatedly failed to serve the evidence as ordered.

After further legal arguments including an abuse, the Crown confirmed it would offer no evidence against the defendant.

The defendant was subsequently acquitted of all charges before trial.

Zayd was instructed by Shahid Khan of Advicewise Solicitors.

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