Sex Offence Lawyers

Defending allegations of sexual offences

Here at JD Solicitors we understand that facing allegations of a sexual offence can have devastating impacts on you, your family, your reputation and your professional life. Our team of criminal defence lawyers is experienced in handling sexual offence cases with a proven track record of defending all types of sex offences.

As a leading criminal defence law firm, our solicitors will fight for you, acting with discretion and in strict confidence to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you are being questioned about, have been arrested for or charged with a sexual offence, please call our team today.

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How Can JD Solicitors Help You In Your Sexual Offence Case?

Accusations of sexual offences can be extremely distressing. We are on hand to help you to navigate through challenging, stressful and potentially legally complex situations. As such, it is essential that you seek expert legal advice from the outset to ensure your interests are effectively represented and that you receive fair treatment from the authorities. 

At JD Solicitors we have extensive experience in handling complex sexual offence cases, being on hand often even before charges have been brought. We have a proven track record of achieving the best possible results for our clients and have an excellent reputation to provide you with effective legal advice when you need it most. 

We can help you to navigate the criminal justice system, assist with any unwanted media attention and help you to cope with the additional stress and anxiety that these allegations may cause. 

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Review, Removal And Discharge Of Sexual Offences

In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled that individuals subject to indefinite registration requirements under the Sex Offenders Act have the right to apply for a review as to whether their continued registration is necessary.

The review can only take place once an individual has been on the register for fifteen years (since first registration) or eight years in the case of a minor. An application can also only be made if there is no Sexual Offender Prevention Order (SOPO) in place although at JD Solicitors we can also offer advice about discharging such an order.

The police will consider the degree of risk to the public and whether it is necessary for the individual to remain on the Sex Offenders Register for the purpose of protecting the public from sexual harm.

We can offer discrete and confidential advice including an assessment as to whether there are sufficient prospects to make an application, drafting the relevant representations and if necessary appealing any decision.

Sexual Offence FAQs

The term sexual offence refers to a range of sexual offences including sexual harassment, rape/attempted rape, historic abuse cases and child sexual offences. Some offences carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. If you are being investigated for a sexual offence, the police should specify clearly which offence you are being accused of.


Most sexual offences are outlined by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which consolidated previous legislation to update and strengthen the law around what constitutes a sexual offence. This act covers offences against both adults and children.

Every situation is of course different, which is why it is important to speak to a sex crime defence solicitor about your particular circumstances. At JD Solicitors, we have experience dealing with a number of different sexual offence cases, including those listed below.

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape and Attempted Rape
  • Revenge Porn
  • Historic Abuse Cases
  • Indecent Images
  • Child Grooming
  • Child Sexual Offences

Sexual offence cases can become very technical. Even when you are innocent, you should still seek legal advice to ensure your case is handled properly.

JD have a reputation for our quality, expertise and successes across the industry and our team of highly skilled sex crime solicitors will do everything possible to assist you, no matter your scenario. We will listen without judgement to your side of the story and provide an expert analysis of the case against you. Every step of the way we will be there to provide you with first class advice and assistance.

We will:

  • Represent you at the police station
  • Ensure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
  • Advise you on your plea
  • Apply for any bail, ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
  • Ensure you are fully prepared for your trial
  • Provide expert representation in court
  • Help you protect your reputation
  • Advise and assist you on the appeals process, if necessary


Our commitment and determination alongside the high quality of our sexual offence solicitors will ensure that you have every chance of clearing your name.

We understand that defending a sexual offence claim can be a particularly trying and distressing time. We will support you through that, ensuring you are treated with understanding, empathy and respect at all times.

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Our specialist sexual offence lawyers are here and on hand to assist you in your time of need. Simply fill out the form below and one of our team will be in touch imminently to discuss your case. 

Great solicitors , highly recommended, I would definitely use these should I require there services in the future , professional , polite and reliable
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Zoe Holdsworth
I bust case, the feds were steech me up and these sols kept me out. Respect fam.
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Marcus Robinson
Fantastic service and advice given
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James Abraham
From my personal experience, i have had a lot of solicitors in my lifetime as i am no angel! I can honestly say they have beaten my expectations and more, i cannot praise them enough, they have done good for me. Spot on!
Conrad McCoy
Conrad McCoy
I can only say my personal experience has been super. They have been friendly professional solicitors who reassured me every step of the way on my case and this achieved the desired outcome. I cannot fault them and i cannot speak for others.
Allen Harris
Allen Harris
Excellent service! They gave me accurate and consistent advice definitely recommend.
Michael Ainsworth
Michael Ainsworth