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How our sexual offence solicitor builds your defence
20 Feb 2022

When you have been accused of committing a sexual assault, you will want to know what a solicitor can do to help clear your name. After all, this is a very serious allegation, which can have a detrimental impact on all areas of your life.

At ABV Solicitors, our sexual offence solicitor has helped many clients to build a successful case against such allegations and can help you too.

Here, our sexual offence solicitor provides a short guide on what we will do to build your defence.

Facts first

When it comes to building your case, as a starting point, we will interview you.

Our sexual offence solicitor will need to build a case to defend you and we will focus on the facts rather than hearsay. This means that you have to be completely honest with us about every aspect of the alleged sexual assault.

Don’t be embarrassed and don’t leave anything out. We are professionals and it is not our job to judge you. Rather it is our job to help you and we can only do so if you give us the facts.

Digital communication

As mentioned before, facts are important for building your defence. And should you have digital copies of emails or text messages between you and your accuser, we will need to see them.

This will help us to gauge consent on the part of the accuser and to show your part in the interactions clearly. Once again, this is nothing to be embarrassed about and will go a long way in helping us to build a clear strategy to defend you with.

Third party evidence

This is one of the hardest pieces of evidence to get relating to sexual assault, but if you have third party witnesses relating to your alleged offence, this can be gold. This is because it involves  impartial witnesses, who can testify to your innocence in the entire situation. Or can help us to show that you were not at fault.

Typically, reviewing third party evidence will involve us interviewing the witness and looking for information that can bolster your case and throw doubt onto that of the accuser.


When you are accused of sexual assault, the accuser will be interviewed by the police and their solicitor. Our team will review these interviews and look for inconsistencies or errors. This is where third party evidence can be beneficial; if you and your witness state that something didn’t happen, but the accuser states that it did, then this throws doubt on their recollection of the events.

We may also ask to interview the accuser to gain their side of events.

Medical evidence and toxicology

If you have been accused of a sexual assault after giving the accuser a drug, this is where medical screening and toxicology can come into play to build your defence. This is also important if the accuser states that they struggled etc., but there are no wounds or signs of a struggle found during a medical examination. Of course, we will also look into other signs of sexual assault that can be determined medically, to build your case.

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