Man accused of assault acquitted

14 April 2018

We acted for a man who was charged with assaulting his neighbour by thrusting a stick at him when the said neighbour was outside our client’s residence. The Court acquitted our client after a full trial, finding that our client had acted in self-defence. The Court also held that in the alternative, our client should be acquitted on the principle of de minimis as the harm caused was so minuscule or slight that no person of ordinary sense and temper would complain of such harm, and therefore no offence was disclosed.

Original article by The Straits Times.


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