If you are a medical professional such as a physiotherapist, paramedic, ambulance technician, midwife or someone who works in the medical industry, being accused of a sexual offence in the workplace can be very upsetting and stressful.
Since you work with vulnerable members of the public, it is not uncommon for you to be exposed to such allegations. But this does not make it any less traumatic for you.
This is why we provide supportive and specialised representation so that you have the peace of mind that your case is in the best hands.
For further advice on your situation, contact us today on 07798753720.
As a medical professional, being accused of a sexual crime can not only impact your reputation within your field and harm your career, but also your personal and family life.
Medical professionals work in an industry that is highly regulated and where sexual offence allegations are taken very seriously in order to protect the public.
Those who are in trusted roles such as doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses are in regular contact with vulnerable people such as children, which leaves them open to serious accusations.
What Is "Position of Trust" In Sexual Offences?
This is referred to in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 as abuse of a "position of trust". The standard of responsibility is therefore higher for medical professionals, which means that it is especially serious when a sexual offence allegation comes regarding someone in a position of trust.
For instance, the usual consenting age for sexual activity is 16. However, this rises to 18 in cases of abuse of a position of trust.
If you are unsure whether you fall into the position of trust category for sexual offences, please do not hesitate to contact us today and we will advise you of your rights.
How Can Sutton Defence Lawyers Help You?
At Sutton Defence Lawyers, we understand that claims of sexual abuse, whether true or false are overwhelming.
There is no time limit on accusers bringing sexual offence complaints to the police, meaning historical sexual offence accusations can be made. This can be a shock to those affected and can damage your reputation as a medical professional.
We advise that you contact us as soon as you hear about an allegation. We can start constructing a strong defence as soon as you instruct us and guide you through the whole process helping you to prepare for interviews and the procedures ahead. Taking action straight away can help to limit the lasting impact it may have on your career.
Contact Sutton Defence Lawyers
If you face allegations of sexual offences, you can rest assured that we are here to help you as best we can. We specialise in representing medical professionals who have been accused of sexual offences.