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What is a sexual assault charge?

If you are charged with sexual assault, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences and the legal process that follows.

Some key aspects to consider are:

Charging Process: When someone is accused of a sexual assault, the Police investigate the matter. If they find sufficient evidence to suggest that an offence has been committed, they may charge the individual. The accused person will then be required to appear in court.

Presumption of Innocence: In Queensland, as in other parts of Australia, every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is the prosecution’s responsibility to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed the alleged offence.

Penalties: Sexual assaults are treated seriously, and if convicted, the penalties can be severe. The specific penalties vary depending on the offence but may include imprisonment, fines, and potential registration as a reportable offender.

Legal Defences: If you are charged with sexual assault, it is crucial to consult with an experienced criminal lawyer. We can assess the evidence against you and develop a defence strategy tailored to your case. Common defences include mistaken identity, consent, honest and reasonable mistake of fact, alibi, or challenging the credibility of witnesses.

Trial Process: If your case proceeds to trial, the prosecution will present their evidence, and your defence lawyer will have an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses and present your defence. The judge or jury will then determine whether you are guilty or not guilty.

Collateral Consequences: A sexual assault conviction can have significant long-term consequences beyond the immediate penalties. It may impact your personal relationships and employment prospects, and may result in mandatory registration as a sex offender, which can affect your ability to live and work in certain areas.

If you or someone you know is facing a sexual assault charge, we strongly recommend seeking the guidance of our experienced criminal lawyers, who can provide personalised advice and represent you throughout the legal process.

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When you make contact with our sexual assault lawyers, either by phone, online or face-to-face, we can provide experienced advice, unique to your situation.

Once you are booked in for a 30-minute free, non-obligation consultation with our Brisbane-based criminal law firm, which can be done over the phone or in person, you can tell us about your case so we can make an assessment. We will then explain to you the general terms, what to expect, and give our estimate.

If you decide to retain us, from here, you can place your trust in our team.

Our team is focused on providing exceptional client care. You can also have confidence knowing that our team of trusted criminal lawyers work with you in a matter of confidentiality. From regulatory proceedings to disciplinary proceedings, our criminal defence team uses their knowledge and experience to get the results you want.

Call Rana Lawyers for expert advice

There’s a lot of preparation and a lot of complexity with sexual assault law, and that’s something that Rana Lawyers specialise in dealing with.

With any sort of legal relationship, it’s not easy to get a second opinion. That’s why Rana Lawyers’ criminal defence team believes in developing trust between you, the client, and our legal experts. It’s essential to trust the advice that we’re giving you.

Although you may think a complaint is not serious, we urge our clients to contact us before it impacts their future. It is far better to contact our experienced team to advise and guide you, even if you’re not aware of any Police involvement.

We are unimpeded by time constraints, which means you can speak with our team of legal experts, who can provide you with urgent advice, no matter the day or the time of day.

At Rana Lawyers, we pay close attention to detail, which is extremely important in any legal case, especially sexual assault charges.

How a client interacts with the Police can also affect their case, which potentially could affect their bail application or could be used against them in Court at a later date.

At Rana Lawyers, we understand that being available to our clients when they need us is essential to their success. When a client is charged with sexual assault, it is important we are available from that initial call, no matter the time or day.

From there, our clients can rest assured knowing that we have their best interests at heart. When a client is charged, and remanded in custody, it’s time to call Rana Lawyers for expert legal advice.

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