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Internet Sex Offences Defence – Including Indecent Images Offences

If you are concerned about internet sex offences, including those involving indecent images, I can help. I have many years of experience in successfully defending clients accused of internet sex offences and can provide high-quality advice and representation from the outset.

Internet sex offences can carry a significant sentence, and even accusations can have a significant impact on your reputation, your career and your personal life. I take an involved and robust approach to criminal defence from the outset, so as to maximise the opportunity for a successful outcome.

There is no time to delay, get in contact with me today to begin building your defence. You can call me on 0800 054 1170 or complete my online enquiry form, and I will get back to you right away. I can help to protect your liberty and your reputation.

Internet Sex Offences Defence Barrister

I have experience in working on cases involving a broad range of internet sex offences. Many users wish to protect their privacy when using the internet, and the darknet has anonymity at its core. However, although it is possible to disguise information on the darknet, using an encrypted peer-to-peer network or anonymising software, authorities are cracking down on those using it to carry out criminal activity - both intentionally and unintentionally.

My experience and expertise in this area of the law mean that I understand in great detail how you may have become involved in an investigation into internet sex offences, and what can be done to protect your reputation and your liberty.

Indecent images and the law

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 and the Protection of the Children Act 1978 set out the law on downloading indecent images of children. It is a criminal offence to possess any photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child which is indecent. Possession includes where there is evidence of indecent images on an electronic device, including computers and mobile phones, when the owner has control of the images.

It is also an offence to take, allow to be taken, or to make an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child. This offence covers the circumstances where an indecent image appears on a screen, even unintentionally. In this situation, it must be shown that the image was unsolicited.

What happens if I am accused of an internet sex offence?

There are many reasons as to why you are being investigated or accused of internet sex offences. Often police will receive a tip from the NCA or the US equivalent. This may have occurred because your IP address has been captured. Alternatively, the police may have been informed by someone close to you, or an alleged victim.

The police may come to your home with a court warrant, or they may come without a warrant in order to seize your devices and other evidence. In some circumstances, they may simply ask to come in to speak to you.

If your devices are seized, you may be invited for a police interview shortly after. You can be interviewed under arrest or voluntarily.

After your interview, you will be released under investigation or on bail while your devices are examined. A forensic examination can take months or even over a year to be completed. I understand how tense this time may be for you, but during this delay, we can take the time to build your case.

There is the possibility that you will be given a caution; however, your case may proceed to trial. Rest assured, if you choose to work with me to defend an internet sex offence, I will do everything in my power to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Mark Kelly QC - Internet Sex Offences Defence Barrister

I help clients all across the UK, including in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Bristol, Yorkshire and everywhere else the UK. If you wish to discuss internet sex offences charges or allegations, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly on 0800 054 1170 or complete my contact form and I will get back to you without delay. I am ready to help you today.

I am experienced, approachable and knowledgeable when it comes to internet offences. When instructed on sexual offences cases, I normally work with Stuart Sutton of Sutton Defence Solicitors. Stuart is an expert in this area with unrivalled experience - we can help protect your liberty and your reputation.

 

Expert Barrister

I have assisted clients in the most challenging fraud cases, securing favourable outcomes even where the case seems impossible. 

Strategic Approach

I give my clients the best chance to succeed by ensuring each and every avenue is tackled in the right way. I don't just build your case, but a robust strategy for your defence.

Proven Track Record

My job is to ensure my clients get the outcome they need. I do everything in my power to make that happen, and my past cases and experience are testament to that. 

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