If you are charged with a sexual offence of any nature, the implications are serious and wide-ranging for both the accused and alleged victim.
The most serious of sexual offences such as rape can only be heard in the High Court where others which, although extremely serious for all concerned, attract a lesser penalty and can be prosecuted in the Sheriff Court. Due to the nature of such offences, each case must be handled with meticulous preparation and sensitivity and often includes highly technical, medical and forensic evidence. The law relating to sexual offences prevents an accused person from representing himself without a solicitor. This means that if you do not contact a solicitor of your choice, you will be allocated a duty solicitor.
Our experienced criminal defence lawyers are highly skilled in defending those accused of any sexual offence including rape, sexual assault, historic abuse, indecent assault, possession or distribution of pornographic images among others as outlined in the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, in addition to crimes with aggravations of a sexual nature. Contact our experienced Sexual Offence lawyers at the earliest opportunity for free, initial, confidential advice if you have been charged or contacted by the police at all in relation to a sexual offence.
Rape Lawyers Paisley & Greenock, Scotland
Section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 defines the offence of rape. Rape can be committed either intentionally or with reckless disregard. Even without a conviction, a charge of this nature can have a significant impact on an alleged victim and accused person’s life and that of their families. Often there is wider attention to these charges in the community or media which can add further pressure to an already difficult situation. A conviction carries a significant prison sentence and the stigma attached may continue to have an effect long after release.
Each case has its own specific set of facts and circumstances which are often complex. Our specialist team of Criminal Defence solicitors have many years of experience and are highly effective in ensuring you have the best defence available to you. If you have been charged or accused of rape, we recommend you contact us at the earliest opportunity for free, initial advice.
Contact our Sexual Offences Lawyers in Paisley & Greenock Today
Our Sexual Offences Solicitors in Paisley and Greenock have decades of experience in successfully representing our clients in these difficult cases. We cover Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Kilmacolm, Gourock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, Barrhead, Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire & every police station and court in Scotland.
Contact us immediately if you have been charged with rape or a sexual offence for free, initial legal advice 24 hours per day. Call us in Paisley on 01418896458 or Greenock on 01475888286 or fill out our online form and we will call you back shortly.