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Rape Defence Solicitors

Rape Defence Solicitors

Even the accusation of rape can have serious consequences for your future. If you are facing a sexual assault allegation, no matter what the police may suggest, it’s important to contact specialist rape defence solicitors to represent you as soon as possible.

This is not an admission of guilt. It is simply making sure that you get the professional representation that the UK legal system entitles you to.

Using a specialist sexual assault solicitor will dramatically increase your chances of being found not guilty. Reach out to us now with a quick email to enquiries@parnellandpeel.co.uk to discuss your situation with a sympathetic and supportive expert in conditions of total privacy.

The easiest thing to do is to speak with one of our legal team, please.  Please either call us on 033 03411690 or make a Free Online Enquiry. All enquiries are completely confidential.

Why Should I Use Specialist Rape Defence Solicitors?

It’s common for the UK court system to try and assign you a general duty solicitor to represent you in your case. These professionals are sadly overworked and, by their definition, need to cover all fields of law.

The best approach to secure the not guilty verdict that will allow you to get back to your life is to use a solicitor who specialises in rape defence. This will mean you:

  1. Maximise a not guilty outcome – use a specialist in sexual assault allegations to hugely increase the likelihood of a not guilty verdict.
  2. Rely on specialists – duty solicitors try hard but they don’t have the expertise in specific fields of law like rape to give you the best possible defence.
  3. Focus on one goal – our only goal is to achieve a not guilty verdict for you. This could mean in court or because the police choose to take no further action.

What To Do In The Event Of A Rape Allegation

The first thing to do in the event of a rape allegation is to get expert representation. Sexual offence law is complex and the outcomes for those found guilty are severe.

It is often in the interests of the police to give the impression that a sexual assault allegation can be made to quickly go away by cooperating with their enquiries. They may ask for a DNA sample or tell you that you don’t need a rape solicitor – that it only makes you look guilty.

This is not true. The best thing you can do is have an expert present who can advise you whether or not to answer questions and how to proceed to secure that crucial not guilty verdict.

1) Be Aware That You Must Be Cautioned

When you are arrested, the officers involved must explain why. They must also caution you with the words:

“You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence.”

It’s worth thinking about those words carefully.

2) Be Aware You Do Not Have To Answer Questions

Despite what the police may imply, you don’t have to answer any questions they ask you. In fact, bearing the above caution in mind, it’s sensible not to answer any questions without a solicitor present to advise you.

You should also be sure that the person advising you is a legal expert who is acting in your best interests and not an advisor provided by the police who will simply advise you to answer all their questions.

Understanding Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003

Moving forward, it can be helpful to understand exactly what rape is – as it is defined in law. The crime of rape is described in Section 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 as an act where:

  1. A person intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (B) with his penis;
  2. B does not consent to the penetration, and
  3. A does not reasonably believe that B consents.

What Is Consent?

As the law above makes clear, consent is a concept that is vital in sexual assault cases. If your case goes all the way to court, it may be down to the jury to decide whether or not it was reasonable to conclude that – in these specific circumstances – consent was being given.

In law, consent has a very specific meaning over and above the meaning of agreement to a course of action it has in everyday speech.

How We Can Help You With An Allegation Of Rape

Talk to us about your specific situation today. One of our specialist rape defence solicitors can then carry out a detailed assessment of your case. We can then determine the best possible defence to put forward on your behalf.

This may involve gathering evidence such as witness testimony, digital evidence such as text or WhatsApp messages, or proof that you were somewhere else entirely. There is simply no guarantee that the police will perform a thorough investigation into these things.

We will always be completely open and honest with you about the process. With extensive experience delivering not guilty verdicts for clients accused of rape, our sexual assault solicitors are ready to start working on your defence.

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“It was the worse time of my life. My nephew had made allegation against me. I contacted Parnell and Peel, and from the very first conversation with Abdul, I knew he was the one to help me. Parnell used many experts including psychological ones to show that my nephew was not telling the truth, old phone records were also used to provide me with a defence. I was relieved when the Prosecution dropped by Case. I will forever be grateful to the team at Parnell.”

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“Thank You, Thank you. I believed my life had ended. I was falsely accused of Rape and I didn’t know where to turn to. I contacted many solicitors, until deciding upon Parnell. It’s the best decision I ever made. The Prosecution offered no evidence, during the Crown Court hearing.”

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