Rape

An allegation of Rape is an extremely serious one. If you have been accused of Rape then both the police and prosecution will have to prove that you have had non-consensual sex. They will trawl through your personal life with our regard to dignity and basic human rights of privacy.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 is quite explicit on the matter and the police and prosecution will have to prove that:

  • You have penetrated the victims private part and / or mouth, and
  • The victim did not give consent for this act to be carried out

Due the extremely serious nature of a Rape offence it can only be heard at a Crown Court. If you are found guilty then you could be looking at a term of life imprisonment. Rape cases are usually extremely complicated and they tend to rely on both statements and forensic evidence.

The issue of consent is a vital key to the case, and is often the most tenuous part. At Stuart Miller Solicitors we understand the laws around Rape thoroughly. Only by truly knowing your side of the case and all the issues surrounding it, can we put together the right defence for you. The turn of events is extremely important and we will work with you to understand the sequence. 

Our Sexual Offence Solicitors will act promptly to secure any evidence that could support your case and we will explore all avenues which could give the circumstantial knowledge to support and enhance your defence case.

If you have been accused of Rape or attempted Rape then it is of paramount importance that you instruct a Solicitor as soon as possible. Entrust your case to us as early as you can and we will be able to talk frankly and honestly with you from the start.

Allegations of Rape or attempted Rape are extremely serious and the penalty for such offences is one of high stakes. We know that this is your life and future that is hanging in the balance and we will do all we can to defend your case in the best and vigorous manner.

We believe that early action in any case is pivotal to increasing the chances of success. In such complex and intimidating investigations or prosecutions, you will require skilful advice at every juncture. We will offer you a free consultation for you to discuss your case with us. We can act for you at the police station for free and thereafter, we can help assess your financial eligibility for legal aid. We believe, no matter what your financial position, if you are prosecuted by the State, you must also be defended with funds by the State. Please contact our Sexual Offence Lawyers to arrange your meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone.