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Criminal Law

1st August, 2014

Facts:

  1. Our client was a long time drug addict, who during difficult times found it difficult to control his addiction.
  2. Our client’s father was killed when he was a teenager and this caused him to start using drugs. After getting into trouble with the law, he asked his mother for help. He recovered from his addiction and was able to lead a fairly normal life running his own successful business and he had two children with his long term partner.
  3. After the birth of his second child, his partner started to suffer from post natal depression, which caused significant stress for our client. He returned to his addiction and committed a number of burglaries.
  4. We assisted him with his plea in mitigation to the Court and he was given the minimum mandatory sentence taking into account his previous offences.
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