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Defendants ask for firearms charges to be dismissed

14 Nov 2011

Three men accused of plotting to obtain firearms and use them to commit a serious assault are applying to have the charges against them dismissed.

 
The three men are charged with conspiring to possess prohibited weapons between the same dates.
One of the men is further charged with possessing a class A drug, Ecstasy.
 

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Forensic Equity comment

“There is always to sides to every story however it often requires a forensic defence expert to fully and clearly convey the significance of any prosecution findings. This is a clear case where Forensic Equity’s forensic scientists could assist his defence counsel in doing so. 
 
Our UK Firearms, Ballistics, Gun Law and Ammunitions Expert Philip Boyce would be able to give expert witness testimony as to the classification of the weapon found and thus whether the charges under the Section 5 Firearms act are appropriate.  Forensic testing of the firearm may also put into question the prosecution’s evidence.
 
In relation to the Drugs charge Forensic Equity is proud to have as part of the team Europe’s leading forensic science service drugs expert. Anne Franc could provide an expert witness statement and conduct forensic drugs comparisons to assess whether the substance found is actually Ecstasy and furthermore if so determine its purity and the street value. All three items have an impact on whether the charges can be upheld and will also have a significant impact on any sentencing. 
 

For a free case review to see if the forensic evidence can be challenged contact us today

 
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