If you are a teacher, facing allegations of a sexual offence can be overwhelming. You may be concerned about your reputation, your career and even your family life. Sutton Defence Lawyers specialises in helping individuals facing sexual offence allegations to navigate the process and build a robust defence. When you contact us, we will begin to build your defence immediately - there is no time to delay.
Media coverage given to allegations of sexual activity between teachers and pupils can have a devastating effect on your reputation - even if you are not convicted. Taking early advice from an experienced sexual offences solicitor can help protect your reputation and may even save your teaching career.
Sexual offences lawyers for teachers
Allegations of sexual offences against teachers can give rise to criminal investigation and criminal proceedings, but also to Fitness to Practise proceedings.
Our solicitors have exceptional experience helping teachers navigate both processes, providing the highest level of advice and assistance. Our attention to detail and professional and robust approach to preparation and representation makes us the first choice for sexual offences defence for teachers.
We provide the highest level of defence and take pride in safeguarding the rights of our clients from allegations of sexual misconduct. When you contact us, we will discuss all the available options available to you to find and implement the best course of action.
Teachers and abuse of a position of trust
One of the differences in sexual offences laws for teachers is that teachers are regarded as being in a position of trust. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 provides specific details for how the law applies to those in a position of trust.
The age of consent to sexual activity is 16 years of age. However, this rises to 18 years of age, when one person is in a position of trust. These provisions were designed to protect young people aged 16 and 17, who although over the age of consent, are vulnerable to sexual exploitation and abuse.
If you are a teacher facing allegations of sexual misconduct, contact our team today. We can help to protect your reputation and your liberty.
Contact Our Sexual Offences Defence for Teachers Lawyers (London, Birmingham, Manchester)
Sutton Defence sexual offence solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to advise and assist you. Even if you have not been charged, it is never too early to seek professional advice about your circumstances and concerns. Contact Stuart Sutton on 07798 753 720 or complete our online contact form. We can help.