Mr Garcha QC has successfully appealed a conviction for Causing GBH with Intent, where the defendant had been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment.
The defendant was originally convicted of this offence, but his conviction was quashed, and a re-trial was ordered, following defects in the summing-up.
He was convicted for a second time at the re-trial.
However, Mr Garcha QC successfully argued before the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, that the subsequent proceedings were defective because the defendant had not been arraigned on a fresh indictment within 2 months of the order for re-trial, as was required by section 8 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968.
In allowing the appeal and quashing the conviction, the court underlined the importance of Crown Court judges following directions made by the Court of Appeal Criminal Division and refused the prosecution application for a further re-trial.
A link to the authority is below can be found here.