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David Langwallner secures an acquittal in Luton crown court

February 2018

Instructed by F.A Lee & Co, David secures an acquittal in Luton crown court for his client charged with smuggling prohibited items into a prison.

The case turned on the credibility of video evidence and whether, and to what extent, appropriate searches were conducted as he visited the prisoner.

The case involved complex client management skills and issues of credibility and DNA evidence.

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David Langwallner secured an acquittal in a blackmail case

February 2018

Instructed by Wiseman Lee Solicitors, David Langwallner secured an acquittal in a blackmail case relying implicitly on such cases as R v. Clear 1968 and R. v. Astig 2015 on the ambit and definition of menaces and reasonable demands in the context of payment for drug monies owed.

David addressed the jury in detail on questions of corroboration and credibility and how proof is made out or not on whether evidence is significant or not or is subject to contradiction and un-believability.

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David Langwallner secures acquittal in an argument of self-defence and proportionate force

February 2018

Instructed by Lansbury Worthington Solicitors, David Langwallner secured an acquittal in an argument of self-defence and proportionate force arising out of a charge of aggravated bodily harm in a domestic situation.

In this respect, David implicitly relied on such cases as Beckford (1995) and Owiko (1995), that self-defence is assessed objectively in terms of proportionate force, but, with a subjective complement in terms of the accused’s perception of the situation, his instinctive reaction through violence or a perceived threat of the same and, above all, with respect to the individual circumstances of the case. David relied on Lord Sankey’s judgement in Woolmington v DPP and the concept of cognitive or confirmatory bias.

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