What is a Sex Offence?
The law in dealing with sex offences has changed in recent years. Previously, the people who had been charged with a sex offence were able to demonstrate that the accuser should not be believed. This is no longer the case and it is now more difficult to defend against sex offences.
When people are charged with sex offences, they are often unsure about how to proceed and deal with the charges pending against them. Brisbane Criminal Lawyers is a firm that practices exclusively in criminal law. Our firm has effectively provided case management and representation for clients facing sex offences. If you require legal representation for a sex offence charge, then you should consider obtaining a free initial consultation as soon as possible.
The most common sex offence is sexual assault. Sexual assault is classified as a form of assault which occurs through the application of force or threatened application of force. What distinguishes sexual assault from other forms of assault is whether the assault was sexual in nature.
Unlike sexual assault, rape is the actual penetration of another person in circumstances where the act was committed without consent of the other person. In order to prove rape, the prosecution will need to show that consent was not given or that the person was not able to give consent.
The police may utilise evidence gathering techniques, such as exploiting your relationship’s with close friends or partner. They may do this by having them participate in what you believe is an innocent phone call, but instead is a conversation which has been recorded by the police.
The penalties for sex offences can be quite severe, in the sense that going to jail is a very real possibility. However, more concerning is that the new penalty regime requires that people convicted of sex offences against children to be listed on the sex offence registry.
Having regard to the seriousness of a sex offence and the subsequent penalty it can impose, it is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a specialist criminal law firm. Brisbane Criminal Lawyers are effective when case managing and representing clients who are facing sex offences. When required, owing to the case complexity, we have a select panel of criminal law barristers, who we will instruct to assist us for the best available outcome in your matter.
If you are facing a sex offence charges of any kind, it is our recommendation that you book in a Free Initial Consultation with us to discuss your matter further. Please call 1800 200 357 to arrange a time convenient for you.