Conspiracy to rob - dropped - 2020

Malik represented RM. This defendant was charged with conspiracy to Rob high value watches. The prosecution alleged that RM was responsible for the knife point robberies and based their case on evidence found on the defendant’s phone. In the circumstances of this case, Malik was able to show that the evidence supported a significantly less serious charge of Handling Stolen Goods which the prosecution eventually accepted.

This was an example of accepting a strong prima facie case by the prosecution but following extensive work demonstrating the ability to get an alternative charge. Had RM been convicted of the Conspiracy to Rob, where there were multiple victims and a loss which would have been in the hundreds of thousands, he would have received a substantial custodial sentence e

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