The Sexual Offences Act
The Sexual Offences act 2003 replaces older sexual offences laws with more specific and explicit wording. It also created new offences such as non consensual voyeurism, assault by penetration and causing a child to watch a sexual act. The act also now includes provisions against sex tourism where people who travel abroad with intent to commit sexual offences can have their passports revoked or travel restricted.
Interviews at the police station for sex offences can be traumatic and difficult. Denying one offence can mean that you unwittingly admit a different offence. Before an interview about a sexual offence you need expert advice. We will attend a police station interview to provide you with that expert advice.
Going to court when charged with a sexual offence can be intimidating and stressful. You can be assured that we at Murrays will treat you with the respect and courtesy we believe every client should be afforded.
This area of the law can be difficult for everyone, from the alleged victims to those accused of such crimes. At Murray’s solicitors we have a great deal of experience in this area and can deal sensitively with the enormous stresses it can put on the lives of the people involved.
The first thing you should do if you are arrested for this type of offence is contact one of our expert legal advisors at Murrays. We can also offer legal aid to cover the cost of your advice and representation. Please see our page on Legal Aid for Criminal Defence for more detailed information.