False allegations of sexual offences, including rape, against individuals have increased year on year. We recognise that being falsely accused of a crime of this nature, be it either malicious or misguided, will undoubtedly be a distressing experience that can cause great anxiety for a suspect. Given that such allegations can have potentially devastating consequences for an accused and their family, it is imperative you act immediately to get the best possible outcome.
Monan Gozzett has extensive experience in defending these types of allegations and we often work with the leading QCs in the country in handling the most challenging, complex and high-profile cases. We are renowned for our specialism in this particular field and have had unparalleled success in getting such allegations dropped at the earliest opportunity. We act for a wide range of domestic and international clients on a regular basis.
We advise clients in relation to a broad spectrum of sexual offence allegations, including the following:
- Historic abuse allegations
- Assault by penetration
- Sexual assault
- Sexual activity without consent
- Possession of indecent images
We can advise on the best course of action to take as soon as an allegation of a sexual offence has been made, as well as arrange for police station attendance and pre-charge representation. We also vigorously defend clients at trial and advise them throughout the appeal process if they are already convicted at the time of our instruction. We appreciate the need to handle each case sensitively and with discretion, ensuring that you and your family are supported throughout each stage of the process.
Given that reputations can often be ruined as a result of such allegations, our team of expert lawyers are able to provide reputational and crisis management advice throughout any criminal proceedings in order to place you in the best position moving forward.