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We have built a stellar reputation as a sexual offence defence practice, and we can help you in many ways. Exactly what we’ll do depends on the details of your case – with one exception. If you are being questioned or have been asked to attend an interview with the police in regards to a sexual offence or any criminal matter, you need to have a solicitor present immediately!
The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million. This was a large scale money laundering operation and very sophisticated in its nature. The Defendant was alleged to have masterminded the operation. A number of international companies were defrauded by having their accounting practices high jacked and proceeds of their sales were diverted into other companies or persons’ names. These monies were then dissipated involving layering of bank accounts and then withdrawals in large denominations of cash. The case was highly complex and voluminous in its nature. It was prosecuted by the Economic Crime Unit.
The defendant was a man of previous good character who faced allegations of historic sexual abuse upon a family member. These allegations dating back to the early 1980s.
The police enquiry regarding this matter had begun in early 2015 at which time the defendant was represented by other solicitors. By December 2017 a decision had been made to charge on 10 counts of indecent assault upon the same victim and at this time the defendant had approached this firm for assistance in dealing with his case moving forwards.
The appointed fee earner for this case working closely with instructed counsel was able to address the case in both a robust and tenacious manner. From initial instructions to a careful and structured approach to detailing key information and identifying persons involved with the defendant and victim around the material time.
At all times dealing with the defendant in a courteous and sensitive manner given that over the years the case had taken its own toll on the mental health of the defendant. We were able to identify trace and proof a number of witnesses who proved vital to the defence dealing with evidential issues at the trial.
It is rare that in historic cases there develops an opportunity to expand beyond the defendant the evidence available to assist the defendant in trial. This was a case where that additional evidence was accessed to the point where key witnesses were able to be called for the defence by instructed counsel at trial.
Without doubt, those witnesses provided strong evidence to assist in the defence of the defendant and following a six-day trial, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all 10 counts.
Our in house advocate represented the defendant who has a history of committing sexual offences against children and had pleaded guilty to further offences of a similar nature. He had been deemed dangerous at the previous sentencing and given an extended sentence to reflect the seriousness of the offending. We were able to successfully persuade the court that in these circumstances the defendant need not be deemed dangerous and a determinate sentence was appropriate.
Above all else, Ashmans is committed to providing the best possible service to our clients, above and beyond all professional standards.
Ashmans provides you with an expert Sexual Offence solicitor available at any hour, any day and completely free of charge regardless of your financial situation. Call our 24 Hr Criminal Defence line at 0208 159 2869
The number one piece of advice we can give to anyone accused of a crime is: Retain the services of a skilled, specialist lawyer as soon as possible, Tell them absolutely everything and follow their advice to the letter.
One of the greatest nightmares of our times is being falsely accused of rape or some other sexual offence. The simple truth is that even the accusation of such a crime can sometimes be enough to destroy one’s reputation, family and career even in the absence of a successful prosecution.
Of course, the key to overcoming such accusations or even a prosecution with your life and reputation intact is handling the situation carefully.
If you have not been arrested:
If you know that you have been reported either to social services or to the police and accused of a sexual offence, or if you have already been interviewed by someone in regards to such an allegation, there are a few things you must do quickly to ensure yourself of an impartial, fair investigation.
We urge you in the strongest possible terms to retain the services of an expert, specialised sexual offences defence solicitor as soon as possible if you are accused of any kind of sexual offence. If you even think you might need a solicitor, contact Ashmans Solicitors today, and we’ll give you the best possible advice on what to do nextt
Please call us now at 0208 159 2869. We’ll be happy to offer you the advice you need to preserve your liberty, your career, and your reputation
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