Rape is a very serious sexual offence and if you are accused of rape then it could seriously distress you. Rape allegations may have a negative impact on your life, your work and your family so it is important to have representation as early as possible in this process.
This sexual offence carries a maximum life imprisonment sentence and can only be tried by a jury at the crown court. If you have been accused of rape, a solicitor with experience in criminal law can help you in these circumstances to be clear about the charges you are facing and to discuss your options with you.
If you are at a police station being questioned about a rape or a date rape, call us now on 0333 009 6275, we can help.
This offence carries a maximum life imprisonment sentence and can only be tried by a jury at the crown court.
Accused Of Rape – How Can Ashmans Solicitors Help?
If you have been accused of rape, our first steps will be to evaluate the evidence the police have in your case and to try to establish facts, paying particular attention to issues such as consent and the age of the complainant.
You can see there are many considerations when preparing a defence for a charge of rape, but we will investigate the circumstances of your case fully and take into account all the evidence collected by the police before advising on the best course of action.
Our approach will be professional, honest and clear, giving you advice on your next steps.
Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors?
If you have been accused of rape, we know how stressful a situation you are in and we are in a position to help you. We have solicitors available to represent you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that no matter when you need us, we can be there to represent you.
You will probably have concerns about how much a solicitor will cost you and these concerns are understandable. We will means test you to see if you are eligible for legal aid, but if not we have other options we can discuss with you such as fixed fees and our very competitive hourly rates.
Advice at the police station is free, irrespective of your financial circumstances. Please get in touch today to see how we can help.