A prime criminal defence solicitor has told a court docket he’s harmless “previous any doubt” as he became sent forward for trial of accused of theft and perverting the route of justice.
“I love to issue the Tell are aware there are witnesses that display cloak my innocence previous any doubt,” Cahir O’Higgins told district court docket president Reflect Colin Daly on Tuesday after he became served with a book of proof.
“They ought to nonetheless have spoken to them sooner than dragging my name thru the mud. They ought to nonetheless have spoken to all doable witnesses in an just and just system sooner than charging me with a crime I didn’t commit,” he added.
Mr O’Higgins (45), appeared at Dublin District Court docket accused of theft of €400 belonging to a Spanish man who became a defendant in district court docket complaints, on July 30t, 2016.
The theft allegedly came about at a Londis shop, on Parkgate Facet toll road, finish to the Criminal Courts of Justice building.
Mr O’Higgins is also accused of four counts of perverting the route of public justice opposite to trendy law, on December eighth and December 17th, throughout the Tell and at the Bridewell Garda region in Dublin.
These bills issue intent to pervert the route of public justice, by producing to the investigating garda a duplicate of notes purportedly made by him on July 30th, 2016 which contained records that he knew to be false, and that he knew the notes weren’t made on this date. These offences are within the context of a criminal investigation into the theft allegation.
He denies the bills.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed trial on indictment.
A book of proof became served on Mr O’Higgins in court docket by Detective Garda Colm Kelly.
Reflect Daly then made the repeat sending him forward for trial on bail to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court docket where he’s going to face his next listening to on July 10th.
Mr O’Higgins utilized for correct wait on. Reflect Daly acknowledged the teach became reserved for the circuit court docket to resolve.