Juvenile robbery acquittal
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.