The majority of our clients who find themselves charged with sexual offences have never been in trouble before and are therefore coming to us at a very difficult and challenging time of their life. We understand the pressure and stigma for those accused of sexual offences and the impact such allegations can have on their families. We pride ourselves on our approachable and sympathetic manner and promise to handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and confidence.
There is a huge range of sexual offences from rape and sexual assault to the possession of indecent images on a computer and the more recent offence of revenge porn created by the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015. Recent years have seen a steep rise in allegations of historical sexual offences which can be problematic to investigate and defend given the passage of time. All sexual offences are treated very seriously and carry a real risk of a prison sentence. We can also assist clients with the complex appeal process to be removed from the Sex Offenders Register.
In many cases it is simply a matter of the complainant’s word against the defendant with no corroborative evidence. Sometimes the case is a straightforward dispute over facts but often there is expert evidence such as forensic evidence or computer analysis that needs to be challenged. We will always ensure the best expert input in defending your case and, if your case is one that is sent to the crown court, we always instruct barristers with particular expertise and experience in this area of law.