THINGS THAT CAN TRIP YOU UP
IN A SEXUAL OFFENCE CASE
When it comes to being accused of an offence, a sexual offence is probably one of the worst that any person can be
accused of committing. Not only does it carry a big social stigma (understandably), but if you are found guilty, it can
have large repercussions in various areas of your life such as your family, your work and your friendship circle.
So, if you discover that you have been accused of a sexual offence, the first thing you need to do is contact a sexual
offence solicitor to defend you. While you may think that this is an indication of guilt, it is not, and it can go a long way
towards helping you with your defence.
In a similar vein, this article aims to set down some of the common ways that those accused of sexual offences trip
themselves up during the process, which can make them appear guilty even if they are not.
Not seeking help early
As mentioned before, as soon as you find out that you are being accused of a sexual offence you need to contact a
sexual offence solicitor to defend you. This is not because you are guilty, but seeking out the advice of a sexual offence
solicitor as early as possible will help you to build your defence and will work in your favour if your case goes to court. If
you do not seek help early, it may be seen as avoidant behaviour, which as many people are aware can be
misinterpreted as an indication of guilt.
Lying to your defence
It can be a bit embarrassing when meeting with a sexual offence solicitor to have to comb through more intimate areas
of your life and discuss the allegations that have been put to you, but the worst thing you can do is lie to your sexual
offence solicitor. They are there to defend you and will need to know absolutely everything. This is why many of them
will give you their cards or 24-hour contact details, in case you remember anything. So don't lie!
Contacting the accuser
When most people find out that somebody is not happy with them in any area, they aim to seek them out and d