• Rape

    What is rape?

    The introduction of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 defines that a person commits the offence of rape if they:

    • Intentionally penetrate the vagina, anus or mouth of another person (B)
    • B does not consent to the penetration
    • The person does not reasonably believe that B consents

    Rape cases usually involve issues regarding the consent of the victim. This could be that the victim was under the influence of drink or drugs, was unconscious, asleep or has a mental health condition.

    Many people who have been arrested on suspicion of rape find themselves feeling distressed or even inconsolable, but it’s vital to remain as calm as possible during this time. Anything you say to the police can be used as evidence against you in court, so we strongly advise to stay quiet until your criminal defence lawyer has arrived to assist you.

    If you’re convicted of rape, you could be facing life imprisonment, so it’s vital that you obtain legal advice and counsel as soon as possible.

    How can DPP Law help?

    To be labelled with the accusation of rape can be an extremely distressing time for you and those closest to you. DPP Law can advise you at any stage of your rape case, and our solicitors specialising in sexual offences have decades of experience in handling both rape and statutory rape cases.

    We recommend keeping a level head, and speaking with one of our expert rape solicitors to discuss your next steps. Our dedicated team of rape solicitors are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to defend you against the authorities.

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