was privately instructed to defend a retired army corporal, who now works as a close protection officer in the private sector, in respect of a public order offence committed during a recent high-profile sporting event.
The prosecution opened the case on the basis that the offence was so serious that a custodial sentence was called for on the sentencing guidelines.
Following Dan’s careful submissions on the guidelines and his client’s personal mitigation, the court decided to make a financial penalty only. Dan was instructed by Burrough’s solicitors
Dan is a barrister who specialises in criminal law. He has built a strong Crown court practice, acting principally for the defence in a wide range of criminal matters, but particularly cases of serious violence, sexual offences, offences related to the possession and supply of drugs and firearms offences.