At Sutton Defence Lawyers, we represent individuals who have been accused of sexual offences in Leeds.
If you are faced with sexual offence allegations of any of the following, we are here to assist:
- Sexual assault
- Historical sexual abuse
- Internet offences, including online grooming and revenge porn
- Child sex offences
Have you been accused of a sexual offence?
If you have been accused of a sexual offence in a personal or professional capacity, it can be very distressing and affect every area of your life.
Often with sexual offences, it is one person's word against another, which can make the situation very uncomfortable and complicated.
In many cases, there is little to no evidence available, which is why it is so important to instruct a specialist sexual defence lawyer as they understand the processes and how to construct a strong case in your best interests.
Contact our Sexual Offences Defence Lawyers in Leeds
With over 20 years of experience in handling complex sexual offence cases, our team at Sutton Defence Lawyers have the expertise to find the best outcome for you.
We are reliable, discreet and proactive in finding solutions. We will be happy to talk you through the potential defence options that are available to you.
We advise that you gain legal advice and support as quickly as possible so that you are in the best position to create an effective defence.
Do not hesitate to call us on 07798 753 720 to see how we can help you.
Crown v S (West Yorkshire)
Following a one-week trial of accusations of sexual misfeasance in relation to the main complainant and assault in relation to her friend, S was acquitted. We conducted a forensic analysis of the evidence, took lengthy and detailed instructions and obtained copies of documentation sent by the complainant to S. A detailed Defence Statement was drafted and filed, and requests for disclosure of extensive third-party material in relation to the main complainant sought.
"Can I say thank you for everything you’ve done on this Stuart, it’s been a massive help to my sanity."
"I would just like to thank both you and Chris for all your work and the professional manner in which it was conducted at all times, in what has been a particular difficult time for me and my family."
"I cannot commend Stuart Sutton and Chris Dunn highly enough. From my first contact with Stuart I felt confident, understood, secure and supported. Stuart clearly knows knows his specialised area of Law inside out. This instils utter confidence in the client. Stuart kept me fully informed; his communication throughout a lengthy legal process was excellent. There were no nasty surprises: the process went exactly as he explained it would. My gratitude also goes to Chris Dunn, barrister.
Both Stuart and Chris were highly skilled, professional and supportive. Their straightforward, no-nonsense approach was absolutely vital. This was obviously an extremely difficult time from a personal perspective. Emotionally, the criminal case was highly stressful. However, knowing that I had Stuart Sutton Defence Lawyers on my side gave me a great sense of confidence: they had the situation perfectly under control. The debt I owe is immeasurable.
My profound thanks to Stuart and to Chris. I know they worked tirelessly and achieved a great deal of success behind the scenes. In particular all the key mitigation work was put well in place beforehand. Thank you."
- Mark C
"Well, no one likes allegations against them, yet it happens every day in someone’s life. Allegations by their very nature turn people’s lives upside down, as I can vouch for having been in that position. I can tell you first hand from my own experience that when you first hear of such an allegation against you, you need expert legal representation from a specialist defence lawyer who knows how to respond in your best interest from the start. Please don’t leave it until the last minute.
Having been in such a situation, I thought my everyday solicitor was enough, but after 12 months of telling me not to worry and that it will go away, my family told me that I needed a specialist and thankfully they found and convinced me to contact Sutton Defence Lawyers.
If I can assure you of anything, do not delay. It was the best decision I have ever taken, Stuart Sutton is a straight talking, ‘no holds barred’ defence lawyer who from day 1 was there for me and my family. His methodical, forensic, investigative ability enables him to find every detail about the allegations, in turn, enabling his team to mount a defence on your behalf with the help of leading barristers.
After three and a half years since it all started, it is all over ‘Not Guilty’. Your life can finally move on.
I cannot imagine how without the hard work of Stuart, his team and my barrister Christopher Dunn, how I could have got through this, but we did. Time is of the essence and it is important as well as crucial to your defence to have such a specialist in place from the start.
I am eternally grateful to Stuart, his legal team and Christopher Dunn for all the hard work and time they put in to support me and my family leading up to and including the trial."
"The initial shock of an allegation was swiftly tempered by Stuart's no-nonsense, honest and straightforward approach in the immediate aftermath. This is exactly the kind of support and candid advice required when one's head is still spinning from an out of the blue accusation. Stuart also guided me clearly and supportively through the initial interview process, and had my corner at tricky points of the initial police station visit. I had not been prepared for the protracted timescale of these investigations and lack of communication from the police. Over more than a year, Stuart was responsive to my questions and gave me reassurance while chasing the police for answers. His communications were brief and to the point. There was no wasted time or lack of clarity. I felt that throughout the process he was truly my advocate while also being realistic about the situation in which I found myself. He pulled no punches, and this gave me the confidence to give a truthful account of myself which reaped rewards with the final "No Further Action" verdict."
"May I thank you and your team for all the advice assistance and ultimately the work you did regarding my case, after our first contact I know i'd made the correct choice with whom which solicitor I needed to take my case.
Putting it bluntly without your counsel I believe I would be in prison today.
To me the money paid for your professionalism as a solicitor was an investment for my future, rebuilding what I took away from my family with my actions.
For anyone in a similar position as myself. I recommend you talk to Stuart and take his advice and counsel.
Thank you once again Stuart and team."
"Initially I was unsure as to whether I wanted a solicitor, but after a 10 minute conversation with Stuart I was fully convinced that I needed him. I then never regretted my decision.
Throughout the entire process, Stuart and the team acted with complete professionalism, were non-judgemental and had expert knowledge and experience. It helped to know that I had someone who knew what they were doing, in my corner.
I cannot recommend Stuart Sutton enough."
"It’s no exaggeration when I say we feel like we have got our lives back."
“Both you and Chris (the barrister) have been the most amazing support and help throughout this very trying part of our lives. We wish to thank you both for believing in us and for all your hard work.”
"Stuart, thank you for your kind words, we cannot fault your service and customer attention, we felt very safe in your hands with your knowledge in these matters. Should we have difficulties again we won’t hesitate to contact you again for assistance."