If so, you need to speak to a sex offences lawyer who:
At the criminal law firm of Dribbin & Brown we only deal with crime & traffic law, and a significant portion of our practice relates to representing people charged with sex offences including sexual assault, indecent assault and rape, amongst others.
The laws of evidence relating to the prosecution of sexual offences are very complicated and in many circumstances time limits apply. Matters will often move quickly through the Court system.
These matters are usually conducted in Melbourne in a special list convened to handle sex offence cases only. No other offence is handled in this way.
If you have been charged with a sexual offence it is vital that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible. We understand that these matters are embarrassing and often very personal in nature, but more than any other criminal offence it is important to seek advice early from a solicitor who regularly represents clients charged with sex offences.
We have defended hundreds of cases involving sex offences. If police want to interview you regarding a sexual offence it is critical that you seek legal advice prior to participating in the record of interview.
Considering whether to make comment on your record of interview is not something that you should work out on your own. There are serious repercussions stemming from how you approach your interview. This choice should only be made after seeking advice from a practitioner who specialises in defending sex charges.
The things you say during your interview can be used against you in court, and what you put on the record could be the difference between being found guilty or not guilty.
Remember, the police in this instance are not your friends. They have a job to do, and nine times out of ten they will charge you regardless of what you say on your record of interview.
For more information about handling police recorded interviews, please click here.
Some recent published decisions (guilty pleas only, not guilty verdicts are not recorded)
If you have been charged or are due to be interviewed in relation to a sex offence and need advice or representation, please contact us immediately. You should meet with one of our experienced sex offence lawyers in Melbourne or one of our various office locations in the South East to discuss your case. For more information in relation to the sex offence trial process please click here.
Click here for more information on the Sex offence register amendments.
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Just a follow up thanks for your professional service & presentation yesterday – very happy with the outcome and the comments from the Magistrate. Thanks again, and I’m more than happy to be used as a reference for your firm if required.