The offence of Sexual Assault is very common in our Criminal Justice system. Our Sexual Assault Lawyers are located in our offices throughout Sydney. The clients we have represented are often those without any criminal history at all, finding themselves facing a jail sentence. It is the type of offence that can be easily charged, evidence often being manufactured or embellished by the alleged victim.
All too often our clients are faced with false allegations, and are forced to face extremely serious criminal charges, and suffer social degradation as a result of the charges.
We have been successful in countless jury trials for our clients facing sexual assault charges, whether allegations result from a drunken night out, claims of assault from decades ago, or claims of sexual or indecent assault from a vengeful ex-girlfriend wanting her day in court.
These are extremely serious charges that almost inevitably lead to a sentence of full time imprisonment, if found guilty. It is important that you instruct an experienced sexual assault criminal lawyer if you have been charged or anticipate that you will be charged.
Plead not guilty:
In order to be convicted of this offence, the police must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:
- You had sexual intercourse with a person;
- The sexual intercourse was without the consent of that person;
- You knew the other person did not consent to the sexual intercourse or were reckless to that fact;
If any of the above elements cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, then you will be found not guilty of the offence.
Our experienced criminal lawyers will advise you of your prospects of successfully defending any charge brought against you and fight to have you found not guilty of the offence.
If you agree with what the police are alleging against you, the way to get the best result is often to plead guilty as it demonstrates remorse and contrition as well as meaning that you will be entitled to a discount on your sentence. Alternatively, it may be the case that one of our experienced solicitors can negotiate with prosecutors for you to plead guilty to a less serious charge.
The offence of Sexual Assault carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment in the District Court. Sexual Assault is considered an extremely serious offence. We advise that you contact one of our solicitors immediately if you are charged with this offence.