Misheard Guilty Plea

In an unusual recent case, our client pleaded “not guilty” to a serious charge… however the Court heard the client say “guilty”.

The error only became obvious when the Judge immediately called for the prosecution to put their case forward.

We successfully argued that the Court should allow the plea to be changed. Changing a plea is not an easy matter, and not one the Courts are fond of allowing, however our legal team convinced the Court by outlining not only the precise series of events that led to the initial hearing, but also drawing on other cases where the plea was allowed to be changed.

Litigation is partly research, partly clear and convincing speaking, and partly knowledge and understanding of the law. Don’t leave your matters to chance.