From social media app to rape and drug charges

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Our client met the complainant on a social media application. The charges were made based on what allegedly occurred during their interaction.

Our client was charged with rape and supply of a dangerous drug. 

The case proceeded to trial. There was a large amount of material which required very careful scrutiny by our criminal lawyer and team; this included phone records, medical records, DNA expert evidence and videos of some of the allegations between our client and the complainant. The material to be considered by the jury was highly sexualised and confronting. 

Our client was specifically charged with supplying the complainant with methylamphetamine, before engaging in consensual intercourse until such point as the complainant withdrew his consent. The allegation was that after withdrawing consent, our client continued with non-consensual intercourse. If convicted, our client faced a significant period of time in custody.

Our criminal lawyer presented a strong case for the client based on the submitted evidence. After the first day of trial, the prosecution discontinued the charge of supplying a dangerous drug. After final submissions were made, the jury deliberated for only 45 minutes before returning a ‘not guilty’ verdict on the charge of rape. Given the potential and significant imprisonment our client faced, this was an excellent result for our client.


Client represented by: Michael O’Brien

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