Justin Jarmola

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Criminal

Justin is regularly instructed in cases alleging Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, High Value Dishonesty, Grave Violence and Sexual Offending.

Whilst the majority of Justin’s practice consists of representing those accused of crime, he also prosecutes a wide range of matters involving Grave Violence and Drugs as a Level 3 Prosecutor.

Justin is the Deputy Head of the Criminal Practice Group, and one of Chambers’ Pupil Supervisors.

 

Recent Cases

 

Homicide.

 

Operation Vale (2020-2021)

Instructed in this ongoing multi-handed case in the Crown Court at Birmingham, prosecuted by Silk and Junior, on behalf of an individual accused of a shooting murder.

 

Operation Thallium (2020-2021)

Instructed in this ongoing case in the Crown Court at Birmingham, prosecuted by Silk and Junior,  on behalf of an individual accused of a stabbing murder.

 

R v SM (2020)

Instructed in this ongoing prosecution, in the Crown Court at Warwick, on behalf of an individual charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

 

Operation Tranquil (2020)

Led by Dafydd Enoch QC, for the Prosecution, in this ongoing multi-handed case listed for six weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham. It is alleged that four men committed murder, by way of a joint enterprise stabbing outside a nightclub.

 

Operation Pyramid (2020)

Led by Ben Douglas-Jones QC, for the Prosecution, in this ongoing case in the Crown Court at Birmingham. It is alleged that the two accused jointly committed a one-punch manslaughter during the course of a robbery.

 

R v PG (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing prosecution in the Crown Court at Northampton, on behalf of an individual charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.

 

Operation Alborz (2019-2020)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual accused of a shooting murder. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Vast amounts of telematics, telephonic, cell-site and CCTV evidence required forensic analysis. The case received national press coverage.

 

Operation Decibel (2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed four-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with murder and possession of a machete. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Vast amounts of evidence had to be analysed, particularly in respect of CCTV, telephonic and cell-site data. The case received regional press coverage.

 

Operation Plym (2018-2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual regarding allegations of murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Thousands of pages of evidence required analysis, particularly in respect of telephonic and cell-site data. The case received national press coverage.

 

R v MK (2017)

Represented an individual charged with offences of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Consideration of a significant amount of expert automotive evidence, together with issues of causation. The case received regional press coverage.

 

Drugs.

 

Operation Hogg (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Stafford, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs.

 

Operation Aston (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Aylesbury, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

 

Operation Tafius (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

 

Operation Boreas (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for twelve weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs and firearms. Prosecuted by Silk together with two Junior Counsel, with approximately 500,000 pages of evidence.

 

Operation Incant (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for six weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply class ‘A’ drugs in and around the Black Country. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

 

Operation Vision (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply class ‘A’ drugs in and around the Black Country. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

 

Operation Halmist (2020)

Represented a Youth, in the Crown Court at Wood Green, prosecuted by two Junior Counsel in respect of a large-scale multi-handed County Lines drug conspiracy. The accused were alleged to be involved in the supply of class ‘A’ drugs in London and Essex. Argument pertaining to Modern Slavery claim was ventilated.

 

Operation Hela (2019-2020)

Instructed, by the Prosecution, in this multi-handed case in the Crown Court at Worcester. The accused were involved in multiple County Lines drug conspiracies in Worcestershire, operating from a base in the West Midlands. Significant legal argument was advanced to nullify abuse applications relating to Modern Slavery claims.

 

R v SG & Ors. (2019-2020)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with conspiring to supply class ‘A’ drugs, having been found in possession of approximately twenty million pounds of cocaine. The case received national press coverage.

 

R v PB & Ors. (2019-2020)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Isleworth, charged with importing heroin into the United Kingdom via Heathrow Airport.

 

Operation Hornet (2019)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, who was charged with a large-scale conspiracy to supply cocaine. Undercover Police Operatives, having established a landscaping business as cover, were deployed for over one year to infiltrate an alleged cocaine supply network in and around the Black Country. The trial received regional press coverage.

 

Operation Venom (2019)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Gloucester, charged with a large-scale County Lines drug conspiracy. The allegation was that the accused were involved in the supply of class ‘A’ drugs in and around Gloucestershire, operating from a base in the West Midlands. The case received regional press coverage.

 

Operation Zumeta (2018)

A multi-handed five-week trial, prosecuted by Silk and Junior in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented a prisoner charged with conspiring to convey drugs and other illegal articles into prisons using drone technology. Approximately 60,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the large number of Defendants and prolific number of mobile telephones involved in the case. The case received national press coverage.

 

Operation Mohawk (2018)

Led Junior, representing an individual charged with conspiracy to supply drugs in this multi-handed five-week trial in the Crown Court at Worcester. Prosecuted by Silk and two Junior Counsel. Approximately 140,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the overlap in mobile telephone communications between different alleged Organised Crime Groups (prosecuted in sequential trials). The case received regional press coverage.

 

Operation Emboss (2017-2018)

Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, in this multi-handed sixteen-week case in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to import drugs into the United Kingdom from Europe, and conspiracy to supply drugs within the West Midlands area. The case received regional press coverage.

 

Operation Canvas (2017)

A multiple Defendant case in the Crown Court at Birmingham, prosecuted by Silk and Junior. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to convey drugs and other illegal articles into prisons using drone technology. Forensic analysis of thousands of pages of evidence and hours of surveillance footage was undertaken. The case was the subject of a BBC documentary.

 

Operation Orchard (2017)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiracy to conceal criminal property. Approximately 15,000 pages of evidence had to be meticulously analysed.

 

R v SL (2017)

Instructed to prosecute an individual, following a National Crime Agency investigation, charged with importing drugs into the United Kingdom from the Caribbean via Birmingham Airport. Expert evidence regarding the methods Organised Crime Groups use to evade custom controls was considered.

 

Dishonesty.

 

R v CF & Ors. (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this multi-handed trial listed for ten weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with defrauding broadcasters of subscription-based television services. The case, a private prosecution brought on behalf of the Premier League and prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, alleges that millions of pounds were defrauded over the course of many years.

 

R v SB (2019)

Represented an individual, in this week-long trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, charged with having stolen over £130,000 from her Father, coupled with perverting the course of justice. Forensic analysis of financial statements, and significant legal argument in respect of hearsay advanced. The case received national press coverage.

 

R v SK & Ors. (2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed four-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, on behalf of an individual charged with defrauding broadcasters of subscription-based television services between 2008 and 2018. The case, a private prosecution brought on behalf of the Premier League and prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, involved defrauding broadcasters of over ten million pounds. The case received international press coverage.

 

Operation Newton (2018)

A multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Stafford. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. The allegation was that an Organised Crime Group planned and executed a number of dwelling-house burglaries, in order to steal high performance cars. Approximately 110,000 pages of evidence required analysis.

 

Operation Union (2018)

Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, in this multi-handed twelve-week case in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to commit fraud to a value of over £500,000, and perverting the course of justice. Approximately 65,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, with the case receiving national press coverage.

 

Sexual Offending & Grave Violence.

 

R v TK (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for six weeks in the Crown Court at Snaresbrook, on behalf of an individual charged with offences of violent disorder, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a knife.

 

R v KB (2019)

Represented an individual, at trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with multiple counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child. Significant legal argument in respect of character was ventilated, together with forensic analysis of mobile telephone and social media communications between the individuals.

 

R v AM (2019)

Prosecuted an individual, in this multi-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, accused of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to his then partner by strangling her to the point of unconsciousness on three sequential occasions. Consideration of expert forensic medical evidence on the mechanism, pressure and consequences of strangulation.

 

R v JS & Anor. (2019)

A multi-handed three-week trial in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton. Justin represented an individual, employed within a Local Authority Care Home, who was alleged to have ill-treated residents who lacked capacity by abusing them physically and emotionally.

 

R v IS (2018)

Represented an individual, in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with stabbing a stranger in the neck in a nightclub, severing their jugular. Legal argument was advanced at trial to exclude identification and expert evidence, upon which the Prosecution founded much of their case.

 

R v DM (2018)

Represented an individual, in the Crown Court at Coventry, charged with multiple counts of assault by penetration upon a child family member. Due to significant disclosure failures, which were only discovered through the combination of the cross-examination of the complainant, her Mother and a Police Officer, the jury was discharged.

 

R v JS (2017)

Represented a Student Nurse at trial charged with attempted rape, amongst other offences. Forensic analysis of thousands of pages of telecommunications evidence was undertaken, to demonstrate the level of contact between the client and the complainant in advance of the allegation.

 

Operation Scimitar (2017)

Led by David Jackson, in this multi-handed eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick prosecuted by Silk and Junior. Justin represented an individual charged with multiple offences of rape and human trafficking. Consideration of well in excess of 10,000 pages of evidence. The case received national press coverage.

 

Qualifications

The University of Manchester BA Hons Law with Politics

Manchester Metropolitan University BVC

CPS Advocate Panel – Level 3

Recommendations

Legal 500 2021: “A hard-working, assertive and persuasive advocate who identifies case issues early and is able to present them attractively.”

Legal 500 2020: “Tenacious and committed in every case.”

Legal 500 2019: “Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.”

Recent Media Coverage

Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual during an eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, before Mr. Justice Martin Spencer.The individual was one of three accused, standing trial for murder.The case centred around the tragic shooting of a young man in a residential street in Erdington, on 8th August 2019.Upon the jury’s return yesterday, Justin’s client was acquitted of the murder. The co-defendants were sentenced today to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 32 years. To view the news coverage click here.

Justin Jarmola defends in Murder trial. Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual during a four-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, before Mr. Justice Nicol. Justin’s client was acquitted of all charges faced. To read more click here.

Suspended sentence secured by Justin Jarmola in large drug conspiracy. Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual charged in relation to Operation Hornet, a large-scale conspiracy to supply cocaine. Undercover Police Operatives were deployed for a period of over one year to infiltrate a cocaine supply network in and around the Black Country. To read more, click here.

Acquittal in Murder Trial for Justin Jarmola. Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual during a four-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, before Mr. Justice Nicol. The individual was one of two accused, charged with murder and possession of a machete. The case centred around a feud between two families in the Black Country which led to allegations of shootings, violence and kidnap, culminating in a fatal attack on 4th December 2018. Justin’s client was acquitted of all charges faced. The co-defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 27 years. To read more click here.

Justin Jarmola defends in Murder trial. Justin Jarmola is representing an individual charged with Murder, in an ongoing trial before Mr. Justice Martin Spencer in the Crown Court at Birmingham. The allegation is that Justin’s lay client was involved in a fatal shooting in August 2019. To read more, click here.

Acquittal in County Lines drug case for Justin Jarmola. Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual charged with a large scale “County Lines” drug conspiracy, codenamed Operation Venom, in the Crown Court at Gloucester. Following a great deal of intensive work, Justin’s client was acquitted earlier this month.

Justin Jarmola appears in ten million pound fraud. Justin Jarmola recently represented an individual during a four-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick. The case, a private prosecution brought by the Premier League, is thought to be the biggest pay-television piracy case heard in the jurisdiction. To read more, click here.

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