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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