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The importance of reporting a sexual offence and the role of a solicitor in dealing with sexual crimes
10 Sep 2021

A sexual offence has occurred if you have been involved in any sexual activity without your consent or if you agreed at first but then changed your mind and were still forced into it. If you have been touched inappropriately or assaulted with or without penetration, then this is a sexual offence. Here in the UK the age of consent is 16, so if you or someone you know is under the age of 16 and has been involved in sexual activity, with or without consent, or are being sexually abused by an adult or a person in a position of power, then this needs to be dealt with immediately.

The importance of contacting your sexual offence solicitor

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 governs laws with regards to inappropriate sexual activity, but this is a lengthy piece of legislation and can be complicated and often intimidating for a member of the public to analyse and understand. Here at ABV Solicitors we understand that sexual offences are a sensitive and distressing matter. If you have been a victim of a sexual offence then it is vital that you contact our sexual offence solicitor. Not only is this for your benefit and to obtain justice for what has happened to you, but it is also to help ensure that the perpetrator is not able to get away with what they have done, repeat their actions or worsen their degree of misconduct causing harm to others.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is not only put in place to convict perpetrators of the offences they have carried out, but it is also there to protect the public from such offences. Whatever degree of offence you believe has been carried out against you, it is vital that you contact us here at ABV Solicitors so we can assign a sexual offence solicitor to your case immediately. We are one of the top law firms in the UK so you can be sure that your sexual offence solicitor is highly skilled and will be able to provide you with the best legal advice, maintaining confidentiality at all times, in a friendly and sensitive matter, putting your mind at ease, but dealing with your case effectively at the same time.

ABV Solicitors have a 24-hour helpline

Here at ABV Solicitors we provide a 24-hour helpline, because we know that not only can sexual offences can be carried out at any time, but if you are a victim of such a crime then you may not always report it immediately, you may take the time to think about what has occurred and you may decide to seek legal advice at any time, even in the middle of the night. This is why we are here to help you whenever you decide to seek help, however we recommend that you contact a sexual offence solicitor immediately, because as mentioned above, it is in the public’s best interest that the perpetrator is stopped, and that investigations are proceeded immediately to help achieve the best possible outcome for yourself. We are here to offer our knowledge and expertise to help you through this traumatic experience and limit the devastating impact it can have on you.

The importance of a solicitor in sexual offence allegations

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