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Rape and other Sexual Offences

Here at Norrie Waite & Slater we have dealt with many sexual offence cases including rape. Our team of specialist solicitors have the experience and expertise to ensure that you receive the very best advice a representation available.

If you have been charged a sexual offence, you will need a solicitor who has the specialist knowledge and experience required to mount a strong defence on you behalf.

Being arrested for a sexual offence is an extremely difficult experience which can affect your relationships with loved ones as well as your wider reputation. We can provide the legal support you need in a sensitive, confidential and professional manner. Contact us now to speak to one of our solicitors in confidence.

Consent to sex

An important factor in most cases of alleged sexual assault or rape will revolve around the idea of consent. It will be up to the defendant’s criminal solicitors sheffieldsolicitor to show that consent to the sexual activity did exist and that the person making the accusations was in a position to give consent.

If consent did not exist, it may still be possible to mount a defence on the basis that the accused had ‘reasonable belief’ that consent did exist.

Types of sexual offence

There are a large number of different sexual offences with which it is possible to be charged. Separate specific offences also exist for sexual offences involving children at the age levels of under 13, 16 and 18.

Common offences include:

  • Rape / date rape
  • Assault by penetration
  • Abuse of children through child pornography or child prostitution
  • Sexual assault
  • Paedophile offences
  • Causing sexual activity without consent
  • Meeting a child following sexual grooming
  • Abuse of position of trust offences
  • Familial child sex offences (including incest)

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