Allegations of assault (often in a domestic context) are one of the most common types of offences that we in the general crime department are asked to defend. New sentencing guidelines came into force on 1st July 2021. These bring about many changes,...
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 01616 966 229.
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.