The recent high profile investigations in the media have seen an increase in the volume of charges and prosecutions for sexual offences. Sexual offences cover a broad range including:
Once a person has been charged with a sexual offence, there are often several things to consider. In many of these cases, specialist forensic experts are involved and it is important to identify at the outset, which experts may be required in your case. Experts are often vital to assess possible causes of injuries or the extent of any injuries. They are also commonly used to identify DNA, semen and hairs.
In addition to this, some cases involve the issue of consent. This can become complex if a complainant is intoxicated, asleep or suffers from a mental health illness. Other cases have issues concerning the age of a complainant and their ability to consent. Whatever the issue may be in your case, rest assured that our team of experienced lawyers can assist you.
Anyone interviewed by the police under caution for a sexual offence is entitled to free legal advice during this interview. Our specialist Crime lawyers can represent you at your interview.
Legal Aid is available subject to merits and means criteria being satisfied. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid, then Duncan Lewis can represent you on a private basis at a competitive rate.
Our specialist lawyers understand that the consequences of being arrested and charged with a sexual offence can be irreversible. We also understand the stress of being charged with such an offence. This is why these types of cases are referred to one of our specialist Sexual Offences lawyers who approach each case with sensitivity and professionalism.
To speak to one of our experienced lawyers please call on 0207 923 4020 or visit us at: www.duncanlewis.com. We look forward to hearing from you