Justin Jarmola

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Criminal

Justin is regularly instructed in cases alleging Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, Serious Violence, Sexual Offences and Fraud.

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

Recent Cases

Operation Plym (2018-2019)

Led Junior, in this ongoing multi-handed 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.

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 Conspiracy 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 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 fell to be considered.

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 and Perverting the Course of Justice. Approximately 65,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, with the case receiving national press coverage.

Operation Mohawk (2018)

Led Junior, representing an individual charged with Conspiracy to Supply Drugs in this multi-handed five-week trial, prosecuted by Silk and Junior, in the Crown Court at Worcester. Approximately 140,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the overlap in mobile telephone communications between different Organised Crime Groups (prosecuted in sequential trials).

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.

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 many thousands of pages of evidence and hours of surveillance footage. The case was the subject of a BBC documentary.

Operation Orchard (2017)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution, charged with Conspiracy to Supply Drugs and Conspiracy to Conceal Criminal Property. In excess of 10,000 pages of evidence had to be meticulously analysed.

R v Smith (2017)

Represented a Student Nurse 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.

R v Lewis (2017)

Prosecuted an individual, following a National Crime Agency investigation, charged with Importing Drugs into the United Kingdom from the Caribbean. Expert evidence regarding the methods Organised Crime Groups use to evade custom controls was considered.

R v Keen (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.

Operation Scimitar (2016-2017)

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.

To find out more, email crimeclerks@stiveschambers.co.uk.

Qualifications

The University of Manchester BA Hons Law with Politics

Manchester Metropolitan University BVC

CPS Advocate Panel – Level 3

Recommendations

Legal 500 2018: “Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.”

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