Acquittal in joint enterprise juvenile robbery case

Juvenile  robbery acquittal

P029   Moss&Co

Laura O’Brien conducted this case

Moss & Co represented a 15 year old  who was arrested for robbery.  The allegation was that after our client’s friend had robbed a woman of her phone  they ran off together.  Our client denied knowing that her friend planned a robbery.  Our client was charged on the basis that the offence was a  joint enterprise.  At Court the  co-defendant pleaded guilty to robbery and Moss & Co successfully made submissions that there was no a realistic prospect of conviction. The Prosecutor reviewed the case and then  offered no evidence against our client.

Juvenile offenders are vulnerable and in this case running off because a friend had done so nearly had very serious consequences. 

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