Sexual assault is one of the most serious and devastating accusations an individual can face. Conviction may lead to a lengthy prison sentence, sex offender registration, restrictions on where you can live, work, or travel. With this much at stake, you cannot afford anything less than the best possible defence.
I have been vigourously defending sexual assault and related cases with discretion and understanding since 1995. The types of cases I most commonly defend are:
- Sexual assault
- Date rape
- Historical sexual assault
- Indecent assault
- Sexual exploitation
- Invitation to sexual touching
- Indecent exposure/indecent acts
- Child sexual abuse
- Internet luring
These cases are governed by a number of procedural and evidentiary rules which are unique to sexual offence trials.
Some of these involve applications to have the statement of an accuser introduced without the accuser testifying; or to have the accuser testify via video. There are also procedures which the prosecution may use to try to limit the areas in which the defence may cross-examine the accuser or to prevent the defence from obtaining access to information about the accuser. It also may be possible to obtain a ban on publication of the names of those involved.
The defence of sexual offences is an evidentiary and procedural minefield which demands a lawyer knowledgeable and experienced in this particular area. Many of these offences also now carry mandatory minimum jail sentences.
Book your free initial consultation today so that we can begin to safeguard your future and restore your reputation.