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How technology is used in defence by our sexual offence solicitor
21 Jun 2023

In the past, most people have seen sexual assault cases as an instance of ‘he said, she said’, which can obviously lead to issues relating to proving innocence or guilt.

Of course, in 2023, there are many things that can help when it comes to defending sexual assault allegations. Meaning that if you have been falsely accused of a sexual assault, there is a higher chance of you being defended in a reasonable manner.

As such, technology has become an increasingly important tool in the legal system, including in cases of sexual offence.

So, if you have been falsely accused of committing sexual assault or a sexual offence, you should seek advice from our sexual offence solicitor. We will not only defend your case, but we will ensure that all of the latest pieces of technology that are relevant to your case are used, thus increasing the chances of charges being dropped.

Here are some ways that technology can be used to help with such a defence, according to our sexual offence solicitor.

Digital forensics

The use of digital forensics involves the collection, analysis, and preservation of electronic data from computers, smartphones, and other digital devices. This is vital in cases where the alleged offence involves the exchange of digital media or communication. Our sexual offence solicitor can use digital forensics to recover deleted messages, images, and videos to help establish a timeline of events and gather evidence for the defence.

This is important for detecting inconsistencies in the story of the accuser, as well as ensuring that the truth about the accusation is discovered.

Surveillance technology

Of course, surveillance technology can be used to gather evidence that can be used in the defence against a sexual offence allegation. For example, CCTV footage can be used to show that the accused was not present at the location where the offence allegedly occurred. Similarly, GPS data from a mobile phone can be used to prove that the accused was elsewhere at the time of the alleged offence.

Polygraph testing

Polygraph testing, also known as a lie detector test, can be used as a tool to help support a sexual offence defence. While not admissible as evidence in court, the results of a polygraph test can be used to help convince investigators or the prosecution that the accused is telling the truth. It is worth noting here that if you have a heart condition, are prone to anxiety or are on certain medications, a polygraph cannot be used to defend you due to inconsistencies that these problems create.

Virtual reality

Virtual reality technology can be used to recreate crime scenes, allowing the defence team to examine the evidence and investigate alternative scenarios. This can help to build a stronger defence by identifying inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case.

Mobile apps

Mobile apps can be used to help build a defence by allowing the accused to document and record important information. For example, a diary app could be used to record the accused’s movements and activities, while a voice recording app could be used to record conversations with witnesses or the prosecution.

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