Theft / Withdrawn

Case: Mistaken identity for theft of items from a vehicle.

Our client was a middle aged blonde lady who was charged with stealing items from a car five years after the date of the offence. CCTV showed a blonde female taking the items from the car and our client was circumstantially charged when she attended the police station for an unrelated matter. Our client told police that she did not steal the items.

Charges/ Ch1 (theft)

Result/ Ch1:  withdrawn

Our lawyer sought a statement from the arresting police officer who said that 5 years later he could remember our client, however then told the prosecutor by email that there were other factors pointing to our client as the offender. Prosecution withdrew the charge due to inadequate disclosure and credibility issues of the police member, as well as our client’s desire to seek costs against the police.

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