Justin McClintock last week concluded the successful defence of a maths teacher charged with assaulting two students after a year 13 prom. Justin’s client accepted keeping one complainant in a headlock for 15 seconds but successfully argued that this was in pre-emptive self–defence. Evidence was heard from seven eyewitnesses during the course of a two-day hearing at Winchester Crown Court.
This acquittal follows Justin’s successful defence of another teacher following a trial last month. In that case Justin’s client had been covertly recorded by a student during the course of an altercation and alleged assault.
In both cases the defendants faced the possible end of their careers had they been convicted.
Justin is regularly instructed to defend professionals charged with criminal offences and these acquittals continue his track record of success in this area.
Justin was instructed by Jeremy Guy and Keith Sheppard of Thompsons Solicitors.