Revenge Porn

If you are facing allegations relating to revenge porn, then you will need the help of an accomplished firm of solicitors who have the expertise and experience in defending allegations of this nature. At Draycott Browne, we have a team of highly skilled and dedicated sexual offence solicitors who are able to advise and support you with a view to protecting you from conviction.

If you have been accused of a revenge porn offence contact us on +44 (0)161 228 2244 and we will be able to provide you with immediate, quality guidance on your next steps.

What is revenge porn?

Revenge porn is defined by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 as ‘disclosing private, sexual photographs and films with the intent to cause distress.’

To share explicit images or videos of another person without their consent, with the express intention of embarrassing and upsetting them, is a criminal offence. The law applies to both online and offline activity including material shared electronically, for example through social media accounts or text messages, or in person, by physically showing a third party the material. The offence also includes images that have been doctored.

According to the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 a photograph or film is considered to be ‘private’ if it shows something that would not ordinarily be seen in public. It is considered to be ‘sexual’ if:

  • It shows all or part of an individual’s exposed genitals or pubic area.
  • It shows something that a reasonable person would consider to be sexual because of its nature.
  • Its content, taken as a whole is such that a reasonable person would consider it to be sexual.

What are the penalties?

Revenge porn cases can be heard in a Magistrate’s Court or a Crown Court depending on a number of factors including the severity of the offence.

A revenge porn offence will be considered particularly serious if it is considered that the defendant’s aim was to maximise the distress caused, for example by:

  • Sending images to the victim’s family.
  • Significant planning such as setting up fake social media accounts to post the images.
  • Inviting comment and/or contact which could result in the abuse and sexualised contact from strangers.

The maximum term that can be handed down by the Crown Court for Revenge Porn is a two year custodial sentence.

How we can help

At Draycott Browne, we are highly experienced in defending revenge porn cases and have a proven track record of success. We can provide you with a specialist service tailored towards your individual case, and will be proactive, thorough, and tenacious with a determination and commitment towards getting the right result for you.

We will be able to provide you with clear and coherent advice throughout the legal process and take a friendly and straight-forward approach, which will put you at your ease. We are able to assist you with:

  • Police station representation.
  • Advising you on your plea.
  • Making your application for bail and minimising any impact of its conditions.
  • Protecting your rights and making sure your interests are represented.
  • Ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout.
  • Protecting your reputation.
  • Detailed and expert analysis of the case against you.
  • Compiling a strong defence.
  • Representing you in court, whether this is in a Magistrate’s or Crown Court.
  • Helping you with the appeals process where necessary.

At Draycott Browne, you will find a highly skilled team of solicitors who have a formidable reputation. We are experts in the field and will do everything in our power to help you and achieve the best possible result for your circumstances.

24 Hour Availability

Arrests are rarely anticipated, which is why we are available around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days of the year, to assist you at the police station, whenever you need us.

Legal Aid

Legal fees can be an unexpected cost that you many struggle to afford. By applying for legal aid, you can relieve financial stress during your case, leaving you to focus on what matters. Our solicitors can advise you on your eligibility and will guide you through the process of applying for legal aid, giving you the best chance of a successful application.

Contact the experts today.

We work across Manchester and the wider northwest so if you are looking for quality legal representation, contact our first-class team of solicitors today on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or complete our contact form.

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