Why Choose Jones + Associates Sexual Offences Lawyers Brisbane for Sexual Offences
exual offences encompass a wide range of alleged conduct and are often highly complex. These types of offences are very serious and can have lifelong consequences for convicted offenders.
Most sexual offences against adults involve sexual acts allegedly without consent. Section 348 of the Criminal Code 1899 defines consent as needing to be provided freely and voluntarily by a person with cognitive capacity to give consent.
A person is taken not to have consented if their consent was obtained:
- By force; or
- By threat or intimidation; or
- By fear of bodily harm; or
- By exercise of authority; or
- By false and fraudulent representations about the sexual act; or
- By a mistaken belief that the accused was the person’s sexual partner.
Some examples of sexual offences can include but are not limited to:
- Sexual Assaults
- Indecent Acts
Sexual offences are treated very seriously by the courts and can often carry heavy sentences particularly where there are aggravating circumstances the maximum penalty for sexual offence is life imprisonment.
A significant amount of alleged sexual offences are alleged to have occurred in private and without witnesses. It is also common for there to be no scientific or forensic evidence to either support or contradict an allegation.
In those circumstances the case relies on an assessment of the complaint without much, if any, evidence to support what occurred. As a result, it is essential that any person subject of an investigation or charges preserves their position at law and obtains legal assistance as a matter of priority.
Contact Our Sexual Offences Lawyers Brisbane, QLD
If you are charged with a sexual offence, you should immediately contact Jones + Associates to discuss your options.
Strenuous Legal Advice & Representation
Think of Queensland’s most prominent criminal law cases and it’s likely that Jones + Associates, Director, Alex Jones has been involved.
We have a reputation for strong legal advice and representation.
Strong Expertise & Experience in Complex Legal Matters
Jones + Associates has extensive experience and a proven track record in achieving great results in legal matters from the most complex, to the most simple.
Regardless where your legal matter is within the matrix, you can rest assured that our experience and expertise is unrivalled.
We Leave No Stone Unturned
Having been involved in some of Queensland’s biggest legal cases, we know a thing or two about the importance of evidence. We’ve trawled through literally rooms of every conceivable piece of evidence in very complex legal cases.
At Jones + Associates, you can expect us to leave no stone unturned when it comes to your legal matter.