Defending sexual assault allegations

False allegations of sexual assault can have a long lasting impact on the accused, affecting reputation and personal relationships. Our criminal defence experts are here to provide advice and support if you are facing a sexual assault charge, for specialist advice call us on 0203 816 1098.

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is intentional sexual touching to which the other person does not give consent to, or, physically or emotionally coercing somebody into touching in a sexual manner. The seriousness of the allegation will determine whether the case is heard at the Magistrates or Crown Court and if the defendant is found guilty of sexual assault they could face up to ten years imprisonment.

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Investigating sexual assault allegations

To be found guilty of sexual assault the defendant must not have reasonable belief that the claimant consented to the act. The age, mental capacity and the use of drugs and alcohol by the claimant are all factors which affect the ability to give and/or communicate consent.

When you are facing a sexual assault allegation it is essential that you obtain legal advice at the earliest opportunity in order to limit reputational damage and obtain the best outcome. If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault our criminal justice solicitors are here to help. Call a member of our team on 0203 816 1098. Alternatively, fill in an online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you. 

 

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