Articles by Alex McBride
The case against the defendant was overwhelming. There was stolen merchandise in his yard and in his mobile home. His dad was his only alibi. But still he wouldn't confess
My client has been caught on camera punching someone in the face. The footage looks damning. But sometimes CCTV can be turned to the defence's advantage
It's my first jury trial and I am prosecuting a crack dealer. My strongest piece of evidence has just been disallowed. So how can I prove that the defendant is lying?
My client is a repeat offender who stole to fund his crack habit. But he's willing to confess to 50 burglaries. Can I keep him out of prison and get him counselling instead?
I don't believe my client is guilty of drug dealing, and the manner of her arrest is suspicious. Has she been set up by the police? And can I prove it in court?
The case against my client is overwhelming, but he refuses to plead guilty. Any questions that I ask in court are just going to make things worse
If your client is convicted at trial, you turn to mitigating factors or hope for an impressive character witness. You can't do much better than a blubbing boss
I managed to get Mr V acquitted because the law distinguishes between arrestable and non-arrestable offences. Or at least it did until earlier this year
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