Historical Sex Offence Solicitors
Have you been accused of past sex offences?
If you have been accused of historical sex offences, contact our historical sex offence solicitors now. This is a complicated area of the law and it is crucial to have a legal expert on your side.
We appreciate how distressing it is to be accused of historical sex offences, both for you and your family. We work hard to prove your innocence and maintain your reputation.
Contact our historical sex offence solicitors now for a free consultation. This gives you the chance to get immediate legal advice from a specialist solicitor.
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Historical sex offence cases
Cases of historical sex offences are becoming increasingly common. More and more people are coming forward to say they were subject to sexual abuse in the past. There is no time limit for bringing a sexual offence case in Northern Ireland. This means you could be accused of committing a sexual offence that supposedly took place years or decades ago.
In the eyes of the law, a delay in reporting the incident is neither here nor there. Therefore, the alleged incident may have happened 20 or 30 years ago, but the police will still investigate the complaint and maybe even bring the case to trial.
This creates significant difficulties, because the prosecution’s case typically relies on the alleged victim’s testimony. Yet memories are known to fade and become skewed. Also, contemporary evidence will likely have been destroyed and key witnesses may no longer be available.
These factors make historical sex offence cases very complex. It takes an expert sexual offence solicitor to know how to defend such allegations. That’s where we can help you. If you have been accused of a historical sex offence, contact us straightaway for advice. We do not recommend representing yourself, even if you are innocent and have nothing to hide.
Historical sex offence solicitors
It may be that the alleged abuse took place during the course of your marriage or within your family, at a school or club, or in a residential care home. Whatever the circumstances, we can help you successfully defend allegations of sex abuse.
You are innocent until proven guilty. The burden rests with the prosecution to prove your guilt beyond reasonable doubt. However, we know from experience that even an allegation of sexual abuse can be just as devastating as a guilty verdict. Such accusations can affect your standing in the community, your reputation and everything that you hold dear.
That is why immediate legal advice is essential. Our historical sex abuse solicitors can work quickly to discredit the allegations. We are meticulous in our preparation. We will analyse every detail of the prosecution’s case against you, scrutinising any evidence the Crown intends to use to prove your guilt.
What to do if you are accused of historical sex offences
As soon as you fall under suspicion of a historical sex offence, contact us at McGee O’Kane Solicitors. We understand just how frightening these allegations will be for you and your family. This is particularly true if the alleged abuse took place a long time ago and you are now elderly and frail.
We will provide you with immediate legal advice and support, putting your mind at rest. If you are asked to attend the police station for questioning, we will come with you. This is completely free of charge. If the case against you progresses, we can represent you throughout, working hard to secure a positive outcome.
If you are unfit to stand trial due to physical or mental health reasons, we will put this to the court.
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If you have been accused of historical sex offences, contact us for early legal advice. This consultation is completely free of charge.
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