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Crimes of a sexual nature are serious, complex and require skilled and careful handling.

There are serious implications for both victims and accused persons, and the penalties the law imposes are among the most serious meted out.

We have extensive experience in defending our clients in connection with a wide range of sexual offences, including rape, child abuse, historic sexual offences, grooming, child pornography, among others.

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Sexual Offence Lawyers in Glasgow, Scotland

Sexual offences are complex owing to their sensitive nature and the complex evidentiary issues which surround them – often, it is simply a matter of the victim’s word against that of the accused.

Sexual offences cases – even sexual offence allegations – can have vast and are among the most difficult cases to defend and require the help of specialist sexual offence solicitors.

In such cases, the difference between conviction and acquittal is a skilled testing of the prosecution’s evidence.  

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Been Charged with a Sexual Offence or Facing Sexual Offence Allegations?

Being charged with a sexual offence in Scotland is a serious matter that can result in severe consequences.

If you are charged, you will be required to attend court to face the allegations made against you. The evidence will be presented, and a decision will be made based on the facts and relevant law. 

If you are found guilty, the consequences can range from fines, community service, or imprisonment. You may also be placed on the sex offender register. 

Seeking legal advice from a sexual offences lawyer and expert legal representation is crucial in such cases, as the consequences can be significant.

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Criminal Defence FAQs

If you are arrested or detained for a crime in Scotland, the police must inform you of your rights, such as the right to legal representation. You will be taken to a police station, where you may be detained for up to 12 hours without charge. After this time, you must either be charged or released, or the period extended. If charged, you may be held in custody for up to 24 hours before being brought before a court. The court will then decide whether to grant bail or remand you in custody until your trial.

Yes, in Scotland, being released on an undertaking is similar to being released on bail. Undertakings can be issued to individuals who have been arrested or charged, specifying a date and time to appear in court. A bail undertaking typically involves being charged with a crime and then released with a promise to attend a hearing. Both bail and undertakings come with certain conditions that must be met, such as attending all court dates and not committing any further offences. However, breaching bail or undertaking conditions can lead to prosecution and a prison sentence of up to twelve months.

Yes, if you are in police custody in Scotland, you have the right to free legal advice from a solicitor. This advice is available over the phone or at the police station. You should be informed about this right before being questioned, and the police must wait for the solicitor to arrive before questioning begins. However, if you do not want a solicitor present during questioning, you can waive this right, although it is not recommended. If you are under 18 or a vulnerable adult, you must have a solicitor present during questioning.

If your case goes to court, the Procurator Fiscal will decide which court it will be heard in. The court will review the evidence and then make a decision based on the facts of the case and the relevant law. If you are found guilty, you may face penalties such as fines, community service, or imprisonment. If you are found not guilty, you will be acquitted of the charges, and your case will be closed. It is important to seek legal advice and representation if you are facing criminal charges in Scotland.