Sexual Offence Articles
Morton’s Solicitors are one of the leading Sexually-related crime solicitors in the North West. In this section, you will find some useful articles offering advice, information and changes to laws.
On 10th March 2001, HRH Prince Andrew is alleged to have met and been photographed with a lady who has accused the Prince of sexual misconduct. In a BBC interview, Prince Andrew ridicules the suggestion and throws up two recollections – but are they a strong alibi?
The Conservative Party Conference has seen calls being met for the Government to get tough on sentencing for violent and sexual crimes. This article looks at what these changes will mean moving forward and for existing offenders in the system.
Justice, the renowned human rights organisation, has published a significant report that examines the prosecution of sexual offences, and in some areas calls for a radical overhaul.
Forensic Evidence in the Criminal Justice System has been in the news again recently – with the confiscation of mobile phones for evidence in rape cases stirring mixed opinions. Here we look at how forensic evidence in used.
The Crown Prosecution Service has issued new guidance to prosecutors as to which offences may be committed regarding “child-like” sex dolls after more than 200 seizures by Customs Officers in the last two years.
On 15th January, the Parliament passed a strengthening of the laws covering Voyeurism to include “upskirting” offences. Here we look at what’s changed and what the implications are.
New details have emerged about forensic testing deficiencies at two of the country’s leading laboratories. Police are currently investigating the circumstances, and a number of people have been arrested.
An ordinary DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check can reveal previous convictions and cautions. An enhanced check, which is required for many jobs, may reveal more in-depth information held by the police. This can include intelligence, arrests, prosecutions and acquittals.
Yes means yes, and no means no, right?
When it comes to consent, the law surrounding the issue is much more detailed and nuanced than a simple yes or no issue.
In the crown court, while a fine is not the most common punishment meted out, when they are imposed they tend to be very large.