Sexual Offences

Facing charges for a sexual offence can affect all aspects of your life.

Even false accusations of a sexual offence can damage reputations, dent career prospects, and put strain on relationships.

In cases where legal representation is inadequate – or sought too late – the damage can be irreversible.

We ensure we’re respectful of the stress you’re under. We’ll help you navigate tricky legal processes. And we work with you to agree how to approach your defence.

We can take a proactive approach by helping you build a case before the charge occurs.

And because we’re a full-service law firm, we can also source help and assistance from other professionals – like counselling and mental health support.

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Experience counts

With so much at stake, we leave nothing to chance – and nothing to inexperienced hands. That’s why only senior Slater Heelis lawyers will work on your case. So you can be assured your chances of winning aren’t resting on unqualified shoulders.

  • Assault by penetration
  • Attempted rape
  • Child sexual offences
  • Child grooming
  • Historic abuse cases
  • Indecent images
  • Indecent exposure
  • Rape
  • Sexual harassment

Is there a time limit for the Police to investigate a sexual allegation?

There is no time bar on the charges of this nature being brought against you.

Is there a penalty for a sexual offence?

In 2014 the Sentencing Council introduced guidelines for all sexual offences and sentences broadly speaking have been increased to impose tougher punishments. Offences range in seriousness, with some being dealt with in the Magistrates and others being too serious and thereby being tried in the Crown Court. The more serious offences such as rape and assault by penetration can attract a maximum of life imprisonment.

Those convicted may also be required to sign the Sex Offenders Register and may also be subject to a Sexual Offenders Prevention Order.

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