A TOP CRIMINAL defence solicitor has rapid a court docket he is harmless “beyond any doubt” as he became despatched forward for trial of accused of theft and perverting the course of justice.
“I fancy to claim the Enlighten are aware there are witnesses that prove my innocence beyond any doubt,” Cahir O’Higgins rapid district court docket president Hang Colin Daly at the present time after he became served with a e-book of proof.
“They’ll moreover mild possess spoken to them sooner than dragging my name thru the mud. They’ll moreover mild possess spoken to all attainable witnesses in an fair and fair manner sooner than charging me with a crime I did no longer commit,” he added.
O’Higgins, 45, regarded at Dublin District Courtroom at the present time.
The Dublin solicitor is accused of theft of €400 belonging to a Spanish man who became a defendant in district court docket court docket cases, on 30 July 2016.
The theft allegedly befell at a Londis shop, on Parkgate Avenue, shut to the Criminal Courts of Justice building.
O’Higgins is moreover accused of 4 counts of perverting the course of public justice opposite to basic law, on 8 and 17 December, inside the Enlighten and at the Bridewell Garda Predicament in Dublin.
These costs yell intent to pervert the course of public justice, by producing to the investigating garda a copy of notes purportedly made by him on 30 July 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 felony investigation into the theft allegation.
He denies the costs.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) directed trial on indictment.
E book of proof
A e-book of proof became served on O’Higgins in court docket by Detective Garda Colm Kelly.
Hang Daly then made the yell sending him forward for trial on bail to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Courtroom where he’s going to face his subsequent hearing on 10 July.
He rapid the solicitor that if he intended to make employ of an alibi in his defence he must pronounce the prosecution inside 14 days.
An yell for disclosure of video proof became moreover granted.
O’Higgins utilized for moral abet for his defence.
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His counsel Karl Monahan talked about four of the alleged offences weren’t basic costs. He submitted that they were sophisticated and of a grave nature, particularly for somebody in his consumer’s location.
Hang Daly talked about the mission of moral abet became reserved for the circuit court docket to secure out.
Earlier the court docket heard that after he became charged on 7 April closing, his respond became: “I am bowled over at this allegation, I am no longer responsible, I will respond it at the appropriate time in court docket.”
The defence possess moreover talked about, “There would possibly per chance be a mission of prosecutorial delay in this case.”
O’Higgins, whose notice is primarily primarily based at Dublin’s Parkgate Avenue, has featured amongst the pinnacle moral abet earners, and has represented defendants at every level of the felony justice scheme.
His company Cahir O’Higgins & Company Solicitors gives a plump fluctuate of moral products and companies at the side of felony defence, ligation, civil, and human rights law.
In 2017, he became highest paid moral abet solicitor within the country and had got €486,997.
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