Being accused of Sexual Assault is extremely distressing. It is vital that you entrust your case with a law firm who have expertise in this area.
At Stuart Miller Solicitors we make it our job to act discreetly and sensitively to our clients. We are aware as to how this may be affecting you and want to help and support you in the right way.
In order to be accused of Sexual Assault the defendant must have acted in the following way:
- Intentionally touch another person
- The touching was both inappropriate and sexual
- The other person involved did not give consent to such sexual act
- The first person does not fully believe that the second person consented to such act
Sexual Assault cases can be tried at either a Magistrates’ Court or at the Crown Court, depending on the specifics of the case. The main issues in Sexual Assault cases are similar to that of rape; the consent and belief in consent. The discrepancy is often about whether the accused believed that consent was given.
The maximum sentence for Sexual Assault cases is 6 months custody if tried in a Magistrates’ Court or up to 10 years' custody if tried in a Crown Court. The specifics of the case will dictate where the case is tried. The sentencing is usually based on the nature of the touching, whether that be naked genitalia or through clothing.
If you have been accused of Sexual Assault then it is of paramount importance that you contact Stuart Miller Solicitors' specialist Sexual Offence Lawyers to defend you. We have acted in thousands of Sexual Offence cases and achieved some phenomenal results in high-profile matters, We will allocate you a dedicated Caseworker who will work alongside one of our highly experienced Solicitors or Barristers. Their job will be to go through all of the evidence and create an appropriate defence strategy to present your case.
We can’t stress enough how valuable expertise and specialism are in your legal team. All of our cases are dealt with in a very sensitive manner. We are fully aware that being accused of sexual assault will be extremely troubling for you, which is why we will talk you through every step of the process.
If you have been accused of Sexual Assault, early action 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 the Sexual Offences team to arrange your meeting, whether face to face, online or by telephone.