There have been many changes in the law on rape and sexual offences recently.
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If you are accused of rape, historical sex abuse, possession of illegal images of children, sexual assault or any sexual crime then you will be reassured to know that I can help you. I understand the sensitive and embarrassing nature of this type of allegation and will deal with you in a wholly non-judgemental and supportive manner at all times throughout the process. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for someone to find themselves in a situation where they are accused of a sexual offence which they did not commit. There have been many changes in recent years to the law on rape and sexual offences and what constitutes consent where that is required which are not always well understood by the general public and this can lead to offending behaviour. I have vast experience in defending these particular type of offences not only in the Sheriff Court but also the most serious of matters in the High Court of Justiciary.
The answer requires legal analysis and is often misunderstood. I will provide you with a suitable appraisal and advise on the prospects of success to ensure that you can make suitably informed decisions.
Expert advice and legal assistance is required immediately upon detention for any offence and preferably before any police interview is conducted as admissions made during such an interview can significantly affect any possible defence.
I am registered to provide criminal legal assistance by the Scottish Legal Aid Board and can provide advice on eligibility for legal aid and alternative payment arrangements. Full disclosure of fee charging is provided.
This will depend on the particular circumstances of each prosecution and the seriousness of the offence. In some cases it may be possible for me to attend court on your behalf. I can discuss this with you in greater detail at the consultation.