Sexual Offences


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 vitally 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.

Ashmans will make it 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. Furthermore  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. However we will investigate the circumstances of your case fully and take into account all the evidence collected by the police. Then we  advise on the best course of action. Our approach will be professional, honest and clear, giving you advice on your next steps when you call our sexual assault solicitors.

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. 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.

If you have been accused of rape, Ashmans Solicitors provides legal defence in Central London and East London

Falsely accused of rape what should you do next

Contact a solicitor straight away before answering any questions

Will it make me look guilty if I ask for a solicitor in the police interview

No it will not, the police may try to tell you that you don’t need one. This would be a mistake. Being falsely accused of rape can have serious penalties if you’re found to be guilty. It’s vital that a defence is crafted from the very beginning


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