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Inciting sexual offence child - Suspended Prison sentence 2021
We represented a prominent Senior Education Professional who was charged with sexual communication with a child and inciting child sex activity. After he was represented by another firm as duty solicitor at the police station and 1st appearance in the Magistrates Court, he was remanded in custody and told by the duty solicitor he was facing a lengthy term of imprisonment at the Crown Court. We were contacted by his family through our emergency online service.
We assessed the case and facts promptly. Pretesh Chauhan (partner) & Aisling Byrne (expert counsel from 25 Bedford Row) were instructed at an early stage and were able to secure conditional bail for our client within a week. As a result of securing bail and working closely with our clients family we were able to present the court with an expert mitigation package with supporting evidence. We secured bail, obtained substantial background information from our client, secured medical and psychiatric reports to assist our clients mitigation. We were able to secure a suspended sentence before Birmingham Crown Court. Having a first-class team without any doubt makes a real difference to the outcome.