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Rape

Rape

What constitutes rape?

Rape is defined as sexual penetration without the other individual's consent.

What will the Crown Prosecution Service consider when deciding to charge someone with an Offence involving an Offensive Weapon?

The prosecution will have to prove that:

1. Sexual penetration took place
2. The other did not consent to it

How can a Solicitor Assist?

At ULA Solicitors we are dedicated to providing clear advice to you in order to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. This may be to advise at the police station which reduces the chances of you further incriminating yourself, or whether it be the advice of pleading guilty early in order to allow for a 25% reduction in sentence, or getting you an experienced barrister to ensure that you have the best chance if your matter was to proceed to trial. We will always listen to our client's instructions and act in accordance with these and their best interest.

Fees?

As with other criminal law matters the government provides funding by way of legal aid. This is the same in the instance where the individual is charged in relation to rape. Again, the individual would have to qualify for legal aid on two grounds. Firstly, their disposable income must be below a certain amount; secondly, it must be in the interests of justice that they be represented. With such offences, as they carry lengthy custodial sentences the individual would most definitely satisfy the latter criterion.

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