Posted by Laura O’Brien | Solicitor
On 13th February 2020
Criminal offences are made up of different elements that must be proved by the prosecution to secure a conviction. While not all aspects of an allegation may need to be proved (and it is rare that the prosecution would succeed in doing so), if the essential elements are not proved the defendant will be found not guilty. Much like a cooking recipe, there may be variations on a classic but there will be essential ingredients that define the recipe. You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs as they say.