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A guide to building your defence from our sexual offence solicitor
19 Oct 2022

Many people in the UK will need to seek legal assistance at one time or another. And, if you have been accused of committing a sexual offence or you know you are going to be accused, the first thing you need to do is seek legal advice, even if you aren’t guilty.

No, it isn’t an admission of guilt, but by doing this, you can allow your legal team the longest period to build your defence, which will likely yield better results for your case.

At ABV Solicitors, we have a high level of expertise when it comes to defending sexual offence cases, and our sexual offence solicitor will always be on hand to offer support 24 hours a day, irrespective of where you are in the UK.

But what exactly can you expect to occur when you work with our sexual offence solicitor, and what exactly is it that we do? Read on to find out.

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First things first, if you have been accused of a sexual offence, have been arrested, or you know you are going to be accused of a sexual offence, you need to call our team.

Our sexual offence solicitor will be able to offer you legal advice even if you are in custody and will aim to meet you in person if possible. If this is not possible due to location, we will contact the police station and liaise on your behalf to have you released.


Next comes the overview, which we like to do in person, but this too can be done via the internet, thanks in part to video conferencing apps like Zoom.

The overview will involve us needing to take information from you about the alleged offence. You will need to be honest with us here since lying or withholding information will not work in your favour in the long term.

If you have any photographs, emails, messages or other evidence relating to the alleged sexual offence, then you will need to show them to us or send them to us. That way, we can begin building a larger image of your case and will know the best way to defend you.


Next comes the liaising and negotiations; this is usually done by a member of our team and a member of the accuser’s legal team. You will likely not be invited to this meeting, but we will act on any instructions you give us.

These meetings can span many weeks, as we and the other legal team will discuss the evidence and work with court officials to decide whether a courtroom is needed to settle the case. In most cases of sexual assault, a courtroom is not needed, and any penalties and pleas can be made outside that intimidating setting. This is ideal, as it minimises the costs to you and will allow for a more time-friendly decision to be made.


If your case does go to court, we will be on hand to defend you at every step; this may involve us questioning witnesses, looking at any forensic evidence and aiming to have any sentences reduced.


Finally, if you have been through a court-based proceeding and have been found guilty, our job does not end there. Acting on your instructions, we will continue to work with the judge and prosecuting legal teams to have any sentences against you reduced.

Benefits of hiring our sexual offence solicitor to defend you

Not Guilty – Sexual Offence