Indecent assault is a sexual crime. Being accused of a crime of a sexual nature has severe consequences, both legally and personally. It is important from the outset to be supported if you are accused of a crime such as indecent assault.
What is indecent assault?
An indecent assault is an assault of a sexual nature. This involves physically touching or threatening and frightening someone in a sexual manner. There is no need for a physical attack or physical touching to occur.
There are several ways in which an assault could be committed in a sexual manner, such as:
- sexual words, phrases, or innuendos being used,
- threats of violence if the person does not remove their clothes/ perform a sexual act and,
- touching of certain areas of the body.
Each accusation and charge will have its own specific set of facts and circumstances, making indecent assault cases difficult. Our criminal defence lawyers here at the Robert Kerr Partnership have the knowledge and skills to help you through the entire process if you find yourself needing assistance in this area.
What are the punishments if found guilty?
Being convicted of indecent assault can carry severe consequences. The more severe the offence is, the harsher the sentence will be. This could include a life sentence in the most extreme of cases, demonstrating the need to attain excellent legal advice in this situation.
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Being accused of an indecent assault creates great stress and concern. It can take its toll emotionally and physically, but our team here at the Robertson Kerr Partnership are here to help. We are experts in Scottish criminal law, and our lawyers have the drive and skills to guide you through the tumultuous process. You do not have to fight alone.