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.
With a reduction in rape prosecutions, the CPS have published a review into guidelines for the prosecution and looks at “myths & stereotypes”.
A vast number of sexual offence cases revolve around the issue of consent. Here we look at a recent case which could muddy the waters even more.
The Supreme Court has recenty ruled on the use of evidence of vigilante “Paedophile Hunters” groups – so can the evidence they provide to the police be used?
We frequently need to consider the use of force by police officers when arresting or otherwise dealing with suspects. What are the acceptable boundaries?
The Court of Appeal this week considered the issue of digital evidence and indentified 4 new key points which could present challenges defending certain allegations.
Although there is a general principle of open justice, there are restrictions in who can be reported on in court. So, what are the reporting restrictions?
Tougher sentences are to be handed out where someone’s disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity is the aggravating factor. Read More…
The quality of forensic evidence has been called into question by The Forensic Science Regulator after it found gaps in quality in a recent inspection.
If you were asked how many jurors are there in a jury, then you would most likely, infact almost certainly reply with 12, but there are actually more…
Filming sex acts without consent can lead to a Voyeurism offence which in turn could lead to a prison sentence of a minimum of 2 years. So what is illegal?