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How a sexual offence solicitor can help reduce the impact of a sexual offence allegation
19 Apr 2023

At ABV Solicitors we are a leading firm of defence solicitors that have been recognised by the top legal directories, including the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, for the quality of our legal representation across a range of criminal offences. Our sexual offence solicitor specialises in defence against sexual offence allegations and has extensive experience in dealing with cases of rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual grooming and child abuse. We deal with historical sexual allegations and have extensive knowledge of the old legislation and the new legislation too. Historical sexual allegations can be challenging cases to defend and may be from 50, 60 years ago or from a few months back. It is important that you contact us immediately so that we can delegate a highly experienced sexual offence solicitor who will deal with the case to the best of their ability.

We have represented clients from across the UK and we can represent clients internationally where required. We deal with high-profile crimes, and are able to instruct some of the country’s leading barristers, King’s Counsel and forensic and medical experts.

Putting together a strong defence for your case

A sexual offence is a serious allegation, and sentencing can be severe. It is important that you involve our sexual offence solicitor in your case from the outset. This means as soon as you are contacted by the police, whether you are placed under arrest or asked to report to the police station. We will advise how you need to conduct yourself throughout the investigation to prevent incriminating yourself any further in the case. We will hear your side of the story and begin looking for evidence and witnesses immediately to support your statement. By speaking to the police and relevant authorities we will find out the exact charges that are being made against you so that we can put together a defence accordingly.  Without a strong defence you may end up spending a long time in prison for a sexual offence. A sexual offence conviction can have huge detrimental impact on the rest of your life and in cases of assault by penetration i.e. rape, which is an indictable only offence, it can even result in life imprisonment.

Our solicitor will investigate the case thoroughly, looking for any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. We will gather as much evidence as we can whilst reviewing the evidence against you. We will interview witnesses and make sure that they help strengthen your case. Serious sexual offence allegations are tried in the Crown Court and we will make sure that you are prepared for what to expect in the courtroom. This can be a highly traumatic situation and we will help you calm your nerves, gather your thoughts and conduct yourself in a manner which does not incriminate you any further. We will cross-examine witnesses and challenge the evidence presented by the prosecution. Our aim is to help you achieve a ‘not guilty’ verdict. If you are found guilty then our specialist solicitor may be able to negotiate a plea bargain and look for any mitigating circumstances or explanations which can persuade the court to reduce the severity of the penalties that have been imposed upon you.

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