This offence is broken down into categories of seriousness, starting from level one to level five, with level five being the most serious. It is important to understand the different levels to this offence and also to understand that possession for personal use is less serious that the making or distribution of these types of images.
Therefore, it is really important to have a solicitor with you during questioning who can guide you through the process using their knowledge of this difficult area of criminal law.
If you are being questioned about indecent images or photographs, call our 24 Hour CriminalDefence Line on 07956 352 945 for assistance as soon as possible.
Using a solicitor as early on in the process as possible will give you the best chance of advancing a positive defence or presenting some level of mitigation.
The effects of this accusation will have ramifications on your personal life. You need a solicitor who will review the facts of the case and look at the guidelines given on aggravating and mitigating circumstances and look to apply these to your situation.
There is no getting away from the fact that this is a serious offence and the penalties if you are convicted could be up to 10 years in prison..
We will be clear about how we think your situation will be viewed by the court and will give you clear advice about how to plead and whether an early admission will help.
Legal costs will be a concern for you, and we are happy to means test clients for legal aid. If you do not qualify though, there are other options such as fixed fees, if these are appropriate. If not, our hourly rate is competitive and we offer representation right across England and Wales. So no matter where you are, we can help.
If you are facing a criminal charge, it is important that you get legal advice and representation as soon as possible.
Please call us now for help on 03330 096 275 or on our 24 Hour Criminal Defence Line, 07956 352945 and we'll be happy to offer you the advice you need.