Michael Polak’s client was accused of forcefully gaining entry to a house whilst armed with a knife and threatening that he would return to kill a member of the household if a sum of money was not paid to him. The prosecution called two witnesses who lived at the property who gave evidence of this and they were cross-examined on alleged inconsistencies in their evidence by Michael. After a probing closing speech and despite their being no clear motive for the Crown’s witnesses to fabricate their evidence,  the jury returned after just over half an hour of deliberation with a unanimous not guilty verdict.
 
Michael was instructed by Mr Andrew Smith of SBS Solicitors