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Sexual Offences Solicitors

Have you been accused of a sexual offence? Is someone you know being held in a police station for questioning over a sexual allegation? Our experienced sexual offence solicitors can offer the best possible defence every step of the way.

Is the incident related to your professional work party/function or team members? We advise on sexual harassment at work-related criminal offences. 

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Being accused of a sexual offence can be a very humiliating experience and can have far-reaching consequences for your career and reputation. Our specialist sexual assault solicitors deal with these cases for clients from all walks of life.

Society’s view of these offenders is such that the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty often seems, in reality, to be reversed. Specialist sexual offences legal advice is therefore critical to ensure you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected.

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Why choose JD Spicer Zeb?

  • 1000's of Cases Dropped
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  • 100's of Years Combined Experience
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There is limited recourse for you if you are falsely accused. Click a selection of the cases we have covered. The best thing you can do is to instruct an excellent solicitor from the outset.

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As specialist sexual offence solicitors, we can work with digital experts such as Cyfor, an agency to build your defence. We work with leading providers within the digital forensics industry, primarily specialising in criminal defence investigations with a comprehensive range of proven digital forensic capabilities, including mobile phone forensics, computer forensics and cell site analysis.

We can also work with a private investigator if required. In some cases, private investigators may be able to uncover information and evidence not found by law enforcements officers and help solve the case. This includes using open-source tools, such as searching social media sites. 

How can we help?

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We always work with the most experienced and best leading UK barristers, KCs (Kings Counsel). We cover all criminal cases 24/7 at the police station and court. Offices in London, Birmingham, and Manchester cover cases across England and Wales. We can offer Legal Aid and affordable Private fee agreements. We can see you the same day, including virtually. Our Senior Partners supervise all of our cases.

How quickly do you respond?

We respond quickly even during out of hours. We do not get our work by paying for online adverts but based on the fact that few criminal law firms can match our 45 years of experience. Most of our cases are still from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied clients. We are called daily by dissatisfied clients from firms with less experience than us. We respond very quickly to new enquiries. We know what clients seek and so we update clients rapidly.

Can you get cases dropped?

Yes, read about the recent cases we've helped our clients with here.

We always keep you updated and give straightforward advice. We will get cases dropped early where the case is weak or should not be prosecuted. We will be upfront with you about where you can benefit from a good result with an early guilty plea, such as a discount on your sentence. As we work on cases across all levels with clients from all walks of life, we are excellent at giving clear, spot-on advice. As an established firm, we can allocate a whole team to your case often at short notice to secure evidence to minimise the damage to you. 

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"JD Spicer Zeb demonstrated a clear commitment to client service through their work with vulnerable and diverse individuals in what can be severely traumatic circumstances".

Do you offer free consultations?

Where it is possible, we aim to provide an initial consultation to you. If we can speak to you, we can if required inform you about  –

  • Whether we can take the case on and our relevant experience.
  • Public and private funding benefits.
  • Assistance in applying for legal aid where we are likely to accept instructions.
  • An outline of options in police interview only. We will not advise you on which option to adopt.
  • Providing our free written guide explaining the police station process.
  • The gravity of routine and day-to-day offences you face.
  • Consequences of not attending the court or police station.
  • Consequences of interfering with any witnesses.
  • Retaining any evidence in support of your case.
  • If possible an outline of the elements of the offence that the police or CPS must prove.
  • This consultation will normally be by telephone or email and will only be for as long as we deem necessary to establish if we can act for you. If we cannot usefully give you any advice in this manner then we will not continue with the consultation. We will not discuss the case in depth for you to be able to decide on your plea or any significant aspect of the case, as this cannot be undertaken informally.
  • Referring you, if possible, to other firms for matters out of our specialism or if we cannot help.

Consultations do not apply to the following cases –

  • If we do not intend to take the case on.
  • Road Traffic cases, drink driving, drug driving, driving bans, speeding, no insurance, mobile phone use, points etc.
  • In all cases where we do not have the capacity to take your case or the availability of suitably qualified staff to provide an initial free consultation. This is applicable in all cases but especially where a more senior lawyer is required because of your personal needs or the complexity of the case.
  • Harassment/stalking/ coercive behaviour/malicious communications or road traffic cases and most sensitive cases. These cases are often too complicated to assess in short consultations.
  • The locations concerned may be too distant to represent you adequately or it may not be cost-effective for you or us.
  • The case is too complicated to assess or raises various charges or facts, complexity, or history to be considered informally or in a short consultation.
  • In most Legal aid transfers where legal aid is granted to another firm except in very grave cases, we may assess the case and merits for a transfer.
  • If your relationship has broken down with your existing solicitor or several solicitors.
  • If you have been released under investigation and have already had a police station attendance. 
  • If you hold legal aid with another firm and seek a second opinion.
  • If you are calling on behalf of the client as a friend or family member unless you have full authority and full facts.
  • To businesses.
  • Advising whether you were given good advice by your other solicitor.
  • Whether to decide to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Whether you have an arguable defence in law or factually complicated defences.
  • Any advice you have had after your first court appearance.
  • Any advice on appeal on conviction or sentence.
  • If we feel we are unable to communicate with you.
  • If we are likely to be conflicted or breach our professional rules.

The police will interview you and attempt to build a case. The advice you receive can make a difference to the outcome of your case. Can bad advice at the police station from a non-specialist help to get you charged? Sometimes, yes. You should not take chances with a non-specialist firm or lawyer. We will advise you if it is in your interest to answer no comment in the interview. 

If you believe your case is likely to have serious consequences for you now, or in the future, and you have the means to pay for this service please read more about our bespoke private fee service.

Since sexual offences are taken very seriously, we recommend that you seek legal advice and representation from our specialist sexual offence solicitors at JD Spicer Zeb without delay. 

Most of our work comes from repeat clients and word-of-mouth recommendations from clients and professionals, not online searches. We have been established for over 45 years.

We will analyse the evidence fully and give you an expert opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of your case. If instructed to do so, we can provide an enhanced service and prepare your defence from the outset by taking statements and gathering evidence in support of your defence.

Our sexual offence solicitors have acted for a wide range of clients in cases where false allegations have been made. We recognise the trauma such an allegation can cause you and we only provide specialist teams to work on these cases which are supervised by partners. We are trained to identify key weaknesses in cases. The government is committed to bringing higher conviction rates for sexual offences and rape.

In the government's end-to-end rape review report on findings and actions, it is asserted "perpetrators are to be investigated and prosecuted, so that those who commit these crimes feel the full force of the law". Read our blog to find out more about its impact on rape and sexual assault cases, but we see no support for those falsely accused of this crime from the authorities so your only recourse is having the best legal team to advise you on: 

  • Building your case at the outset and limiting damage to you
  • Taking statements and securing your defence with expert reports
  • Providing a leading and premier service
  • Undertaking advance work if legal aid will not cover it
  • Mitigating your position even if you admit offences
  • Persuading the police to drop the case early 
  • Persuading the CPS prosecution to drop the case
  • When possible, securing a police caution for you

We have acted on behalf many innocent and falsely accused clients. Our experts will provide the defence you need.

Our dedicated sexual offence solicitors promise to give you a clear informed opinion face to face and in writing. We will always advise you about early guilty plea options leading to a full credit sentence reduction in your case. These offences are too serious and using a very experienced solicitor and barrister can make a real difference to the outcome. We are expert sex offence lawyers similar to consultants in this area of law.

If we think we can persuade the police or CPS not to prosecute you, we will discuss the option of getting the case dropped earlier with you. The police and CPS cannot proceed with cases if there is no realistic prospect of a conviction or it is not in the public interest to prosecute you. We are experts at reminding them of this fact and will fight them to point out weak cases or where our client should not be prosecuted for good reasons.

Whether you have been accused of a sexual offence, been arrested, charged, released on bail or under investigation, we can act in your defence, ensure your rights and interests are protected, and help you achieve the most favourable outcome possible in the circumstances.

For a free initial consultation on your legal position and the available options, contact our local offices in LondonBirmingham or Manchester.

To secure your best chance of a positive result, it is very important that you get in touch with us and talk to one of our specialist sexual offence lawyers right away.

What are sexual offences?

Many different acts can be considered sexual offences. These include non-consensual sexual activity, such as sexual assault and rape, as well as situations where one of the parties involved in the alleged sexual activity is unable to provide consent e.g. child sexual abuse. Exploitation of a person for sexual purposes is also a sexual offence.

Are sexual offences serious?

Sexual offences can have very serious consequences, including the potential for a substantial prison sentence on conviction. A sexual offence will generally be considered more serious where the harm or risk of harm to the alleged victim is significant and/or where threats of violence were used by the alleged perpetrator.

What is the sentencing for sexual offences?

The exact sentence for a sexual offence will depend on the circumstances of the case, including the harm experienced by the victim or victims, the culpability of the offender and any mitigating factors. Someone convicted of a sexual offence could potentially face a lengthy prison sentence, up to and including a life sentence. It is also likely that their name would be added to the Sex Offenders Register.

Sexual Harm Prevention Orders

A sexual harm prevention order can be applied for by the prosecution on conviction for certain sexual offences. We are experts at ensuring that any order that is made is just and proportionate to the offence and facts alleged. We can advise you on SHPO orders at the outset. 


The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

If you are a victim of child sexual abuse or at risk of offending, please contact the Lucy Faithfull Foundation for advice.

Are you looking for specialised sexual offence solicitors?

The severity of sexual offence allegations means that it is likely that the case will be heard at the Crown Court, with a high chance that you could be given a custodial prison sentence. Therefore, it is imperative you seek quality legal representation from the start of your case to give you the greatest chance of a favourable outcome.

At JD Spicer Zeb, our specialist sexual offence lawyers deal with sexual offences on a regular basis, having represented clients successfully in all manner of cases, whether at a police station or in court.

Our expert sexual offence lawyers at JD Spicer Zeb are ready and waiting to help you, protect your rights and secure a positive result.

Why choose JD Spicer Zeb’s sexual offence solicitors?

Our sexual offence lawyers can provide 24-hour legal advice, ranging from police station assistance to trials at the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts across the country.

Legal representation for sexual offences can be funded by legal aid and we would be happy to establish if your legal matter can be funded through legal aid.

What type of cases do JD Spicer Zeb’s sex offence lawyers take on?

We have a very broad experience when it comes to helping clients with sexual offences.

Our dedicated team of sexual offence lawyers can help you with a range of matters, which include but are not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault by penetration
  • Sexual assault by touching
  • Abuse of a position of trust
  • Child sex offences
  • Voyeurism
  • Grooming
  • Indecent exposure
  • Outraging public decency
  • Historic sexual offences
  • Sexual activity in a public lavatory
  • Administering a substance intending to commit a sexual offence
  • Prostitution related offences
  • Possession of indecent images
  • Distribution of pornographic material

If you, a family member, or friend have been arrested by the police for a sexual offence allegation, please contact us immediately, whatever stage your case is at. No matter how challenging the circumstances, our sexual assault solicitors can ensure the best possible defence.

Contact our sexual offence solicitors today

For urgent specialist advice, immediate representation or to speak to us confidentially about a serious sexual offence case, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team of serious sexual offence lawyers in London, Birmingham or Manchester on telephone:

Or email: solicitors@jdspicer.co.uk

Alternatively, you can fill out our quick online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

In urgent cases

In the urgent case that you are arrested or are required to return to a police station, be sure to call our sexual offence solicitors for immediate representation and advice on either our office telephone number or our emergency number: 07836 577 556 and we will provide you with all the legal assistance you need.

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