Historic Sex Abuse Solicitors Belfast
Expert Historic Sex Abuse Solicitors Belfast
Accusations of historic sex abuse can be incredibly difficult for those accused and their families. If you find yourself in this position it is important to seek legal help without delay to try and limit the damage from the allegations and to clear your name as quickly as possible.
We specialise in representing those accused of sexual offences, to include historic sex abuse claims. Our in-depth knowledge of this area of law means that we understand the procedures that will be followed by the police and Public Prosecution Service and we can enforce your rights and mount a robust defence on your behalf.
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We are a friendly team and we will work proactively to help you through this distressing situation and provide first class criminal defence advice.
“I’m not from the local area but when something came up that I needed legal advice over I was advised to go to McGee Solicitors. I was in a very stressful situation but they were highly professional and explained all my options in a straightforward manner so that I fully understood. Thanks again for all your help.”
Why Choose Us?
If found guilty of an historic sex abuse offence, you could face prison, as well as the loss of your reputation and your career and a huge amount of distress for your family. It is therefore essential that you seek help as soon as allegations arise, so that you can be advised as to your best course of action and a detailed defence can be prepared.
We have wide experience in acting for people who have been accused of sex abuse, in particular accusations of historic sex abuse. We understand the level of proof that prosecutors must have and we know how to challenge their evidence.
When the alleged events took place many years ago, there may be little corroborative or forensic evidence and the case may be based on the complainant’s word. We will look closely at any evidence provided and examine the credibility of both the complainant and their witnesses.
Our contacts include highly qualified and experienced forensic and medical experts whom we can instruct to provide reports and evidence in support of your innocence.
“Would like to thank the team, particularly Mr Michael McGee who went to great lengths to support me and my family at a very distressful and unpleasant time. It was the first time that I was ever involved with any legal proceedings and Michael was there to guide and counsel me, he gave a very transparent service and is a credit for his professionalism. Cannot thank him enough and would not hesitate in recommending them and their services.”
Historic Sex Abuse Solicitors Belfast
At McGee Solicitors our team are friendly and helpful and your contact with us will be completely confidential. We understand how devastating it is to be accused of sexual offences and we will do our utmost to reassure you during the case.
We are familiar with the current and former legislation under which any charges will be brought and we will ensure that every aspect of any case against you is tested rigorously. We will ask the court to dismiss charges where the evidence brought is insufficient or where we believe that the passage of time means that a fair trial is not possible.
If you are in poor health, we will ask experts to ascertain whether you are fit to stand trial. Our wide experience in the area of historic sex abuse claims means that we are often able to successfully challenge allegations.
“I highly recommend this law firm! They are very friendly and approachable and will deal with any issue efficiently. You will not get a better, more informative or professional service in the town; and being able to contact them at the weekends or night time if need be is very reassuring!!”
Are you Facing Historic Sex Abuse Charges?
The most important action you can take is to seek legal help. You do not have to face these allegations alone and once you have strong, professional support on your side you can start to make plans to tackle the allegations.
It is essential that you understand the extent of your legal rights to ensure that you do not harm your defence. For example, it is not advisable to answer police questions without a solicitor present. You are entitled to legal representation and you have the right to choose the lawyer that you want to act on your behalf.
If you are arrested on suspicion of an offence, you should be told what the offence is and you should receive a caution as to your response. You should contact a solicitor as soon as possible to protect your rights and ensure that you have the legal advice and support to which you are entitled.
Will The Allegations Be Made Public?
Following an arrest you may be released without any further action to be taken, you could be released under investigation or you might be charged with an offence.
If you are charged, you may be retained in custody or released on bail. A date will be set for a court appearance.
As an accused, you do not have a right to anonymity unless in certain circumstances. This means that your identity may be made public and acquaintances and employers may become aware of the charges against you. The best option is to speak to McGee Solicitors as soon as possible to protect your position.
“Used McGee recently and I would highly recommend them for their service. They were friendly, approachable and very professional. They put me at ease from the start and made everything straight forward. They were always available when I needed their advice throughout. Thank you for all your help.”
How Much Will It Cost?
Our initial consultation is free. We will use this time to discuss your case with you and outline possible options. We will also be able to talk to you about representing you throughout your case and the funding of this.
It is also FREE to have one of our solicitors attend you at the police station as this is covered by the Legal Aid Scheme.
Should your case go to court, we will apply for Legal Aid on your behalf to cover the legal costs of your defence.
As expert criminal defence solicitors with in-depth understanding of historic sex abuse charges and trials we have the knowledge and experience to mount the best possible defence on your behalf. We are friendly and approachable and will stay by your side throughout the case to ensure you are kept fully informed and supported.
We are available 24 hours for police station attendance.
Why Choose Us?
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