Sexual offences

Sexual Offences

There are a large range of offences that fall within the category of sexual offences. These include:

  • Rape
  • Indecent assault
  • Possession or manufacture of child pornography
  • Bestiality; and
  • Incest

The law relating to sexual offences and the evidentiary rules surrounding their prosecution are complex. They require specialist knowledge to ensure compliance with practice and procedure. In all prosecutions, case specific preparation is essential and will often include applications to access confidential records between the alleged victim and DHHS, psychologists, counsellors or other educators. In recent times there has been an increase in the number of historical offences being charged; that is offences that occurred, in many cases, up to decades earlier. The team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers are experienced in researching and diligently reviewing material to find the one needle in a hay stack to support the defence.

We understand the importance of discretion and confidentiality in representing our clients throughout the court process and we also understand that it is often difficult to disclose such charges to family and friends. At Emma Turnbull Lawyers the team treat all clients’ matters with absolute discretion and confidentiality. The team have a variety ways of maintaining contact with clients that ensure this confidentiality is maintained.

The team at Emma Turnbull Lawyers have extensive experience in the successful defence of sexual related offences. The law has become much more complex in this area in recent years and it is therefore essential that you select a lawyer who has the skills and experience to defend your case to the fullest. The Emma Turnbull Lawyers team have experience and have undertaken continual professional training to ensure that they are proficient in the current changes in the law and procedures in these matters.

If you have been charged or approached by police in relation to a sexual offence and would like the benefit of an experienced criminal defence lawyer contact our office on (03) 9077 4834 or email and our staff will contact you.