Sexual offences allegations are extremely serious – if you are wrongly accused or convicted of committing an indecent assault, the consequences for you and those close to you can be catastrophic. If you have found yourself the subject of these types of allegations, it is vital that you seek the support of an expert team of sexual offences solicitors to conduct the most robust defence possible and to protect your position.
The experienced criminal defence lawyers at Keith Tuck Solicitors are on hand to provide professional, strategic legal advice from the outset. From support and guidance during police interviews to court representation, our solicitors are experts at what they do. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected throughout your dealings with the police and courts. Our indecent assault lawyers provide legal advice to both Legal Aid and privately funded clients. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – whatever your circumstances, call us on 0141 336 2020 or fill in our online contact form, to find out how we can help.
Expert Indecent Assault Solicitors in Glasgow
An assault is an intentional physical attack on another person which causes them harm, is intended to cause them harm, or causes that person to fear for their safety. As a result, an attempt to attack someone will also be considered an assault.
An indecent assault is an assault by way of physically touching another person or by the threat of physically touching them. This offence can be committed by a man or a woman on a person of the same or opposite sex. The assault must be of a “sexual” character for it to be considered an indecent assault.
For the crime of indecent assault, the victim must suffer some form of assault or attack, although the victim does not have to experience physical contact from the assailant. Gestures or actions that put the victim in a state of fear, for example threatening someone with physical harm if they do not expose themselves, would be considered an indecent assault.
While there is not a specific definition as to what constitutes "indecency", if the sexual integrity of the victim is violated an assault will likely be considered "indecent". When deciding whether an indecent assault has taken place, consideration will be given to:
- Any contact between the assailant and victim;
- Which part of the body was touched;
- The situation in which the contact took place;
- Any words or gestures that accompanied the touching;
- Any other circumstances surrounding the contact, e.g. threats made by the assailant.
Contact our Sexual Offences Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland
Our indecent assault lawyers service clients across Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We always handle cases confidentially and sensitively, whatever the nature of your circumstances. If you have been accused of indecent assault or any other sexual offences, contact us immediately for fast, practical legal advice. Call us today on 0141 336 2020, or contact us via our online contact form.