Ruth has a wide general criminal practice dealing with indictments of numerous counts and all associated legal arguments and procedures. These include theft and dishonesty matters, sexual or violent offences, and those involving the supply/importation of drugs and the possession and/or use of weapons.
Featured General Crime cases
R v PW
Defended on a three-count indictment. Successful legal arguments included excluding the defendant’s extensive bad character and removing one count during a half-time submission. Used effective BWV breakdown in cross-examining various police officers. The defendant was acquitted of one of the remaining two counts.
R v AHP
Represented the client from first appearance up to proposed Crown Court trial. Continuously made representations regarding serious disclosure failures by the Crown, which eventually saw the case dropped shortly before trial.