Clare Galo, Solicitor and Team Leader at our Milton Keynes branch of solicitors, represented a 16 year old on 1st October for taking a motorcycle without the owners’ consent.

Our client always accepted presence at the scene but denied participation in the actual taking of the bike, despite the owner stating that he saw all three males pushing and damaging his motorcycle.  Clare cross examined the owner about his view of the incident and then made a half time submission that, based on the Turnbull guidelines, the court would not be able to convict our client which the District Judge agreed with and dismissed the case. Our client was of good character and that remains while his two co-defendant received a caution and a conviction.