Sexual Assault solicitors: Defending Sexual Assault Allegations

We have an experienced team of Sexual Assault Solicitors with a proven track record for successfully defending crimes of this nature.

Sexual Assault allegations are extremely distressing to an individual and their families, and can have a long-lasting impact. Relationships can be put under strain, and livelihoods placed under threat by the gravity of these accusations.

That is why it is essential that you seek the advice of trusted Sexual Assault Solicitors who will protect your rights and make sure that your interests are represented.

Don’t think that just because you are innocent, you won’t need the advice of a solicitor.

Cases involving sexual assault are complicated due to the issues around consent. It is often the word of the complainant against the defendant so it is imperative that you have a skilled and experienced legal team on your side to unravel the complexities of your case and ensure that you have the best quality defence available to you.

At Draycott Browne, we pride ourselves on our dedication and commitment to getting the right result. We'll approach matters sensitively and discreetly, understanding how emotive the subject of sexual assault is for all involved.

If you are facing allegations of sexual assault please contact the expert sexual offence solicitors at Draycott Browne today.

What is sexual assault?

Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, sexual assault is defined as a person intentionally touching someone else in a sexual way, where that person did not consent to be touched, and the perpetrator does not reasonably believe that consent was given. There does not need to be any violence for a sexual assault to occur and the assault can happen through clothes.

What are the penalties for sexual assault?

Depending on how serious the allegations are, cases of sexual assault can be dealt with by the Magistrates Court or the Crown Court. The penalties can be severe and can result in a custodial sentence of anything up to 10 years.

There are a number of factors that the judge will take into consideration before handing out a sentence. These include:

  • The severity of the assault.
  • The number of incidents.
  • The vulnerability of the victim.
  • Any significant age difference.
  • The impact on the victim.
  • If the defendant was in a position of power or trust.
  • Whether or not the defendant has shown remorse.

There can also be significant publicity surrounding investigations into sexual assault, often devastating a person’s reputation, relationships and career. We are highly accomplished in managing situations such as this and are here to help you.

How we can help you

At Draycott Browne, we have a wealth of experience in defending accusations of sexual assault and have a proven track record in high profile cases when it comes to this specialist area. We have the technical knowledge required to robustly and effectively defend damaging accusations of a sexual nature and are masters in our craft.

We are able to help you with every aspect of the legal process including:

  • Police station representation
    • You are entitled to legal representation from the moment of your arrest and we will be there to support and advise you on what to say, including your right to remain silent.
  • Submitting your bail application
    • We will work hard to keep bail conditions and their impact to a minimum.
  • Preparing your case for trial.
    • We will undertake a thorough review of all the evidence against you and will compile a defence with an attention to detail that is second to none.
  • Defending you in court.
    • We have the technical expertise to undertake skilled cross-examination of the complainant and to unravel the complexities surrounding consent and reasonable belief.
  • Advising you on the appeals process.
    • We understand how delicate and difficult accusations of sexual assault are but seeking immediate help from the experts can make all the difference to the outcome of your case.

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.


When faced with the accusation of a crime as serious as a sexual assault, it is imperative that you seek the best legal services available to you.

Contact our Sexual Offence Solicitors in Manchester today by calling 0161 228 2244. If you would like us to contact you, simply fill in our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

The Sexual Offence team at Draycott Browne is highly regarded, nationally across the legal profession and is noted for consistently delivering positive results. Our Criminal Solicitors in Manchester possess a breadth of technical knowledge across Sexual Offences that will provide you with the expertise required when facing such sensitive allegations and investigation by the police.

As one of the nation's leading Criminal Defence Law Firms, we regularly act for clients in London and throughout the North West including Manchester and Liverpool, who need expert legal representation and advocacy following allegations of sexual offences, or where charges have been brought by the police. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and experienced Sexual offence Solicitors who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.

Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, With your freedom at stake, If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 266 7083 or complete our contact form, for the very best criminal defence for allegations of sexual offence.

We work across Manchester and the wider northwest so if you are looking for quality legal representation, contact our team of Sexual Assault Solicitors today on +44 (0)161 228 2244 or complete our online enquiry form above.

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