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Rape and other Sexual Offences

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.

If you have been arrested or charged with any sexual offence, we understand how difficult this can be. We cancriminal solicitors sheffield provide the experienced legal support you require in a confidential and professional manner. Contact us now to speak to one of our solicitors in confidence.

Consent to sex

A critical factor in most cases of alleged sexual assault or rape will revolve around the idea of consent.

The defendant’s solicitor will need 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.

What are the different categories of sexual offence?

A number of different sexual offences exist with which it is possible to be charged. Separate offences also exist for sexual offences involving children at the ages of under 13,  under 16 and under 18.

Common sexual offences include:

  • Rape / date rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault by penetration
  • Abuse of children through child pornography or child prostitution
  • 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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