The Court has a power to impose a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) against people who it believes present a risk of committing sexual offences. The law and procedure relating to SOPOs is complicated, and different evidential rules apply so it is important to take expert legal advice.
The Court can make a SOPO in 2 ways:
- The Crown Court, Magistrates Court, or Youth Court can impose an Order when sentencing a defendant for certain offences.
If you are accused of any sexual offence there is a very real danger of receiving a prison sentence, and your entire life being damaged by the allegation. It is vital that you are represented by someone that you can trust, and who you are confident will do everything in their professional ability to put forward your case in a proper and appropriate manner to ensure that you get the best outcome possible in your circumstances.
We at Stephen Lickrish & Associates Solicitors understand that if you are accused of any sexual offence, it will be a very difficult time for you. We are proud of the professional level of support we offer to all clients who are accused of such offences. We make sure that you have an experienced solicitor that you can speak to at all stages of your case, and that you are represented in Court by a Barrister, or High Court Advocate, who is suitably experienced and qualified to present your case to the Court in the best way.
The Solicitors at Stephen Lickrish & Associates have dealt with clients who are accused of the full range of sexual offences. We act in a professional, discreet and diligent way, and do everything in our professional ability to secure the best outcome in each and every case. If you or someone you know are accused of a sexual offence, contact us to see how we can help you.
- Assault by Penetration
- Sexual assault by touching (13 or over)
- Sexual assault by touching (under 13)
- Inciting a minor to engage in sexual activity/grooming
- Possession of indecent images of minors
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual Offences Prevention Order [SOPO]
- Police Station interviews
- Magistrates Court
- Crown Court