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.
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
- 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.
Meet your Sexual Offences solicitors
Rachel Fletcher is a partner and head of Slater Heelis’ Crime and Regulatory Team with extensive experience and knowledge in advising upon these sexual offence cases. We also have a team of consultant solicitors who have a vast breadth of experience in this field.
For further information please contact one of the team pictured below or fill in our simple online contact form to arrange an initial consultation.
What our clients say about us…
“Rachel handled our case personally from beginning to end, always making herself available both by phone and email. It was really refreshing that I didn’t need to speak to anyone else because she handled everything. Rachel was courteous, professional and realistic with her advice making sure that I was kept abreast of all possible outcomes. She had different strategies that came with recommendations and the one she recommended was a winner. I’m a very happy client.”
Mr. DM, Criminal Defence Client
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