Serious penalties apply to sexual offence charges. If you have been charged, you should get legal advice ASAP about your options, any available defence or likely penalty.
Note: The law changes from time to time and the below information may not be accurate at the time of your viewing. You should book an appointment now for advice, as different information may apply.
All charges start in the Magistrates Court but Sexual Offences are indictable offences which means they must be sent to the District Court. The process to transfer the charges from the Magistrates Court to the higher court is called a Committal Hearing.
What is the Penalty?
The possible penalty will depend on the type of offence you are being charged with.
Do you need a Lawyer?
You should get advice from us straight away if the police contact you for an interview or you have been charged with a Sexual Offence.
The following is information on some of the Sexual Offences our Criminal Defence Lawyers have been involved with:-