R v P – Aylesbury Crown Court
Case involving the possession and attempted distribution of indecent images. The Prosecution had stopped categorising the category A images at 276 and had referred to a further 900,766 indecent images which had not been categorised. Client was aged 63, in successful professional employment and had never previously been arrested. He was advised pre-charge about the process and the steps he could take to prepare for mitigation. Client avoided a custodial sentence due to successful representations to the Prosecution resulting in the attempted distribution charge being withdrawn, the advancement of legal argument in respect of the uncategorised images and the presentation of persuasive evidence in mitigation.