Solicitor broadcasts innocence as he’s despatched for trial

A high prison defence solicitor has knowledgeable a court docket he’s harmless “beyond any doubt” as he became as soon as despatched forward for trial accused of theft and perverting the route of justice.
“I defend to claim the Dispute are conscious there are witnesses that discover my innocence beyond any doubt,” Cahir O’Higgins knowledgeable district court docket president Hang Colin Daly at this time time after he became as soon as served with a e book of proof.
“In addition they may be able to merely gentle non-public spoken to them sooner than dragging my name by the mud.
“In addition they may be able to merely gentle non-public spoken to all doable witnesses in an impartial and fair manner sooner than charging me with against the law I did now not commit,” he added.
Mr O’Higgins, 45, looked at Dublin District Courtroom at this time time. The Dublin solicitor is accused of the theft of €400 belonging to a Spanish man who became as soon as a defendant in district court docket proceedings, on 30 July, 2016.
The theft allegedly came about at a Londis shop, on Parkgate Avenue, shut to the Felony Courts of Justice building.
Mr O’Higgins is furthermore accused of 4 counts of perverting the route of public justice opposite to general regulation, on 8 December and 17 December, all one of the best way by the Dispute and at the Bridewell Garda space in Dublin.These costs verbalize intent to pervert the route of public justice, by producing to the investigating garda a duplicate of notes purportedly made by him on 30 July, 2016 which contained records that he knew to be fraudulent, and that he knew the notes weren’t made on this date.
These offences are within the context of a prison investigation into the theft allegation.
He denies the costs.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed trial on indictment. A e book of proof became as soon as served on Mr O’Higgins in court docket by Detective Garda Colm Kelly.
Hang Daly then made the mumble sending him forward for trial on bail to the Dublin Circuit Felony Courtroom where he’ll face his subsequent listening to on 10 July.
Mr O’Higgins applied for merely abet for his defence. Hang Daly talked about the problem of merely abet became as soon as reserved for the circuit court docket to to find out.
The solicitor, whose practice is basically basically based at Dublin’s Parkgate Avenue, has featured amongst the tip merely abet earners, and has represented defendants at every diploma of the Irish prison justice machine.
In 2017, Mr O’Higgins became as soon as easiest paid merely abet solicitor within the nation, receiving €486,997.

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