There are a wide range of sexual offences including rape and sexual assault. All of these offences are considered to be extremely serious and can have life-changing consequences if you are convicted.
McGovern Reid are very experienced in representing individuals who have been charged with a sexual offence either in the High Court of Justiciary or in the Sheriff Court. We have a proven track record to getting results in cases which seemed hopeless. We recognise that these offences have far reaching consequences for the rest of a person’s life. The stigma attached to those who are subject to notification requirements and the sex offender’s register that exist in relation to work and daily activities can remain with a person forever. It is important that if you are accused of or charged with a sexual offence of any kind, you must seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Sexual Offences Defence Lawyers Wishaw, Hamilton, Lanark, Coatbridge, Airdrie and Glasgow
The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 details most sexual offences prosecuted in Scotland. These offences range from rape (Section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009) and sexual assault (Section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009) to inappropriate sexual comments (Sexual 7(1) of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009). These offences can be extremely complicated with expert and forensic evidence involved. It is important that your case is handled by an experienced and skilled criminal defence lawyer. This is where McGovern Reid can help you.
We will carefully analyse all of the evidence against you and look at the circumstances surrounding your case which will enable us to give you the best possible legal advice. Often the police have not spoken to any of your potential defence witnesses. McGovern Reid can interview your witnesses and lead their evidence at the trial to ensure that either the sheriff or the jury have heard both sides of the story.
It is often the case that the police accept the alleged victim’s version of events without interviewing you. McGovern Reid are well-placed to challenge the prosecution case and highlight inconsistencies in the case which massively increases the chances of a favourable outcome.
Contact McGovern Reid Sexual Offences Defence Solicitors Hamilton, East Kilbride, Motherwell, Bellshill, Lanarkshire and Glasgow
If the police are wanting to interview you regarding a sexual offence or you have been arrested and charged with a contravention of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, it is vital that you contact McGovern Reid as soon as possible. We can be contacted 24/7 on 01698 359 550 and you can also contact us via our website. If you instruct McGovern Reid, you can be assured that you will be defended by an experienced solicitor with a proven track record in sexual offences.
We regularly meet with clients in our Wishaw and Hamilton offices and represent clients based in Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Lanark, Motherwell and Wishaw, throughout Lanarkshire and beyond.