The Cases For the Defence And The Prosecution

More details have emerged on the cases that the defence and prosecution will present in the forthcoming George Michael “unfit to drive” hearings…

The Case For The Defence

The defense will claim that a police doctor examined George Michael on the night in question, and declared him fit to drive. Because of that, they will say that the police had no right to take a blood sample subequent to this, and that the result of this test should not be taken into accout in the case.

The defense will put two experts on the stand to give testimony: a medical doctor and a forensic toxicologist.

The Case For The Prosecution

The prosecution aim to present the results of a blood test to the court, to support their case that George Michael was unfit to drive.

Additional to this, they will put eleven witnesses on the stand, who all saw some aspects of the events that night. The witnesses comprise: three police officers; three ambulance crew; two members of the public; and a police doctor.

The Verdict

Assuming the testimony of these eleven witnesses is consistent, and paints a picture of a man being unfit to drive, then George Michael has next to no chance of being found not guilty here. The case for the defence looks pretty weak – their best chance of getting George off does indeed appear to be to get the whole case thrown out on a technicality. In advance of hearing the prosecution evidence, it would be wrong to assume that all eleven witnesses will be compelling on the stand. Nevertheless, you’d have to bet it’s going to be pretty challenging to discount the evidence of so many people…

Bottom line: it’s not looking too good for the Yogster…

6 thoughts on “The Cases For the Defence And The Prosecution

  1. If that’s the case, it does look rather grim for dear old Georgie. His only hope is that Lord Justice Deed (pictured above) sits in court that day…

  2. Well, being declared ‘fit to drive’ after the event is a bit pointless really, lol. If car horns, knocking on windows and a blaring Ipod can’t wake him does that mean he was ‘fit to drive’?

  3. So what does this all mean for him then? If he’s found guilty? Jail time? Or just losing his drivers license?

    p.s new here😉

  4. So here’s where I am confused…it sounds like to me that the drug test DID show something in George’s system (even though he has said it did not), otherwise why would they be so concerned about getting the drug test thrown out? Is anyone reading into this the same way I am?

  5. @Amber

    You would have to say going to jail is very unlikely, but this will be up to the magistrate. Maximum sentence for this offence is six months in jail.

    If found guilty, he will likely lose his license for 12 months, and get a maximum $10,000 fine.

    There are other options, I guess, such as a suspended jail sentence which could be use. In that case, it would mean that if George does this again, he will automatically go to jail.

  6. @DoggieLover

    Not sure. You might be right. Or, I suppose it might be that they are arguing that because proper procedures were not followed, the whole case has to be thrown out. In other words, a tactic to stop the whole prosecution going ahead before it really starts.

    Having said that, if the police really do want to use the blood test as evidence, then it must have shown positive for something.

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