Criminal Defence Experts In Leeds
Specialist Legal Defence
Clients accused of or connected with sexual offences face significant challenges. The social stigma and sometimes publicity surrounding such cases involves dealing with very sensitive circumstances where emotions are heightened. At Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP we have experience in dealing with sensitive sexual offence cases which enables us to provide expert advice and support to both individuals and companies when they need it.
We are there to defend our client and priority is focused to obtaining the best possible outcome and limiting any damage to the reputation of our client.
Whether you are an individual facing an allegation; a victim or witness who would like assistance in navigating the court process; or an organisation that requires advice regarding offences which may have been committed by your employees, Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP has a team of experienced criminal law solicitors who are there to help.
Our Serious Crime Solicitors specialise in representing those accused of the following allegations:
- Historic sexual abuse
- Child abuse
- Making/possession of indecent images of children
- Publication of private images/movies (so called “Revenge Porn”)
- Rape and sexual/indecent assault
- Malicious Comminucation
- Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs), Sexual Risk Orders (SROs), Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPOs) and other issues relating to the Sex Offenders Register.
Involvement with a specialist solicitor at an early stage in proceedings can frequently lead to a client avoiding charge. In circumstances where matters do progress, we have the resources and contacts necessary to carry out extensive investigations in order for us to build the best defence case possible.
Our criminal law solicitors have significant experience of criminal procedure which enables us to provide guidance and support for victims & witnesses in sexual offences cases. We are able to explain and simplify the criminal justice system and can guide you through the trial process. We will liaise with the police and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to ensure that you are kept informed and up to date and that your rights as a witness are protected at all times.
We also provide advice and assistance in relation to online sexual offences including protecting those who are the victims of sexual blackmail (“Sextortion”) and the malicious publishing and posting of images online (“Revenge Porn”). We also advise on the remit and enforce-ability of court orders and notifications.
Whiterose Blackmans Solicitors LLP also act in the defence of companies, organisations or institutions who are dealing with allegations of a sexual nature. It is important that you are represented by solicitors who understand the criminal justice system and can guide you through the process, which can appear complex and confusing. Whether you are considering reporting matters to the police, carrying out your own internal inquiries or dealing with an on-going police investigation/inquiry, we can advise on your rights and responsibilities in the areas of Criminal Law, Employment Law, Public law and Reputation Management.
We provide advice to organisations in the following areas:
- Police Investigations
- Public Inquiries
- Allegations of a sexual nature made by/against employees
- Advice regarding the legality of artistic images
- Remit and enforceability of court orders
- Protection of organisations’ online profile and cyber crime