At Watson Woodhouse our team of specialist solicitors have an in-depth experience in dealing with grooming defence charges and allegations. If you’ve found yourself in an unfortunate position concerning grooming offences, please speak with our experts today. Initially we will arrange a free consultation to discuss your circumstances.
Based in Middlesbrough and working across Teesside, Watson Woodhouse has a deep understanding of what’s required when working with grooming related cases and anything connected to sexual allegations.
Sexual Communication With a Child
If you are over the age of 18 and on the receiving end of allegations/charges of sexual gratification with a child, it’s important to contact our experts in the first instance. Our job is to analyse any forms of online communication via social media, chat rooms and text messages. From here, we’ll be looking for instances of words and conversation that have been taken in a different way to the intent of the sender. We will also investigate further, looking into a number of technical defences.
If convicted, offenders face up to 2 years imprisonment and will have to register as a sex offender. Your solicitor is here to gain the best possible outcome based upon your specific circumstances.
Meeting a Child Following Sexual Grooming
An altogether more serious situation occurs when an individual meets with a child following on from communication. Similarly to sexual communication, meeting a child in this instance is only considered a crime when the person is over the age of 18. The prosecution is tasked with proving the accused has travelled to meet a child on one or more occasions with the intention of committing a sexual offence.
There are technical defences to such allegations which we’ll discuss with you in detail. It is important to seek specialist advice right at the outset with the maximum sentence being 10 years imprisonment.
Grooming Defence Solicitors
Our solicitors fully appreciate that miscommunication can be misconstrued and turned into something that’s the opposite of your intentions. Your case will be handled with care, sensitivity and without judgement.
Why use a solicitor?
- Expert legal representation is required if accused of an offence related to grooming.
- A solicitor will represent you professionally in court.
- This area of law requires an in depth knowledge which you will need for a successful defence.
- Without a solicitor your defence is severely at risk.
Why Watson Woodhouse?
- Our specialists are experts in defending sexual allegations.
- Your case is managed professionally and sensitively.
- Your best interests are our focus.
- We provide realistic expectations on the likely outcome.