Sexual Offence Solicitors
Being accused of a sexual offence can be extremely distressing not just for the defendant but also for close friends and family. Reputations, relationships and careers can all be put under terrible strain. Often it is the defendant’s first experience of the criminal justice system, something which brings additional stress and anxiety to all those involved, particularly if the case generates unwanted media attention.
To help you navigate through this challenging, stressful and legally complex situation, it is vital you seek expert legal advice as early as possible; ideally before charges have been brought. This will ensure your interests are properly represented and that you receive fair treatment from the authorities.
If you or a loved one are facing sexual offence charges and you need a criminal defence solicitor who can provide you with world class representation, you can call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 452 7677 or complete our contact form.
how can we help you
Sexual offence cases can become very technical. Even when you are innocent, you should still seek legal advice to ensure your case is handled properly.
Draycott Browne has a reputation for its quality, expertise and successes across the industry and our team of highly skilled solicitors will do everything possible to assist you, no matter your scenario. We will listen without judgement to your side of the story and provide an expert analysis of the case against you. Every step of the way we will be there to provide you with first class advice and assistance. We will:
- Represent you at the police station
- Ensure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
- Advise you on your plea
- Apply for any bail, ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
- Ensure you are fully prepared for your trial
- Provide expert representation in court
- Help you protect your reputation
- Advise and assist you on the appeals process, if necessary
Our commitment and determination alongside the high quality of our legal team will ensure that you have every chance of clearing your name.
We understand that defending a sexual offence claim can be a particularly trying and distressing time. We will support you through that, ensuring you are treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.
What constitutes a sexual offence?
The term sexual offence refers to a range of sexual offences including sexual harassment, rape/attempted rape, historic abuse cases and child sexual offences. Some offences carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. If you are being investigated for a sexual offence, the police should specify clearly which offence you are being accused of.
The Sexual Offences Act 2003
Most sexual offences are outlined by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which consolidated previous legislation to update and strengthen the law around what constitutes a sexual offence. This act covers offences against both adults and children.
What are the main types of Sexual Offence?
At Draycott Browne, we have experience dealing with a number of different sexual offence cases, including those listed below. Every situation is of course different, which is why it is important to speak to a criminal defence solicitor about your particular circumstances.
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault
- Rape and Attempted Rape
- Revenge Porn
- Historic Abuse Cases
- Indecent Images
- Child Sexual Offences
24 Hour Availability
Arrests cannot always be foreseen and can come at a time when you least expect it. Our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to assist you whenever you need us. We can represent you at the police station to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.
Everyone should be able to properly defend themselves, but unexpected legal fees can come as a costly surprise. If appropriate, our solicitors at Draycott Browne can guide you through the application process so that you have the best chance of receiving the financial assistance you need.
Draycott Browne offers services within Manchester and throughout the north west of England. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and committed legal specialists who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.
Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with solicitors experienced at providing world class representation to a number of clients. If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 452 7677 or complete our contact form.