Have you either been interviewed or charged by police for an alleged sexual offence or indecent assault?
Rowan Skinner has over thirty years of experience as a criminal lawyer, 15 of which he practised as a barrister at the Victorian Bar, and has appeared in numerous criminal trials, committals and procedural hearings.
Before you speak to police, we recommend that you contact a lawyer to discuss what you say to police.
You should review our criminal law FAQs section which provides general advice on arrest and detention. https://www.rowanskinnerlegal.com.au/criminal-law-faqs/
Police will usually say before the interview ‘this is your opportunity to tell your story’. Be wary of this advice! You are under no obligation to make a case against yourself.
It is essential that you get legal advice before you comment to police on the allegations, if this is possible. It is important to know that in Victoria you do not have a right to be legally represented at interview. You have a right to communicate with a legal practitioner, or attempt to communicate with a legal practitioner, that is, to make a telephone call. Sometimes this is not always convenient.
Our sex offence lawyers in Melbourne, offer a no obligation consultation, which could greatly help you.
Rowan Skinner is experienced when it comes to defending clients charged with sexually related offences. He has the ability to appear for you in Magistrate contested hearings and other Courts if required.
It is critical if it is likely that you will be charged or have been charged that you explore obtaining any relevant evidence at a very early opportunity, to maximise your preparation and improve on your chances of a satisfactory result IF the matter proceeds to trial.
Sexual Assault Lawyer In Melbourne
We are conveniently located in Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD and also have a sub-office in Clifton Hill. Our sexual assault lawyers can represent or defend you at any Magistrates’, County or Supreme Court in Melbourne or in regional Victorian Courts.
Our Clifton Hill base makes us a convenient choice by clients searching for a sex offence lawyer in Northcote, Brunswick, Alphington, Fitzroy, Kew, Heidelberg and other areas.
Do I Need Legal Advice On Sexual Assault Allegations?
We are not here to judge you. Whatever the reason may be that you have been charged with a sexual offence, we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as you can.
If you need to speak with a sex offence lawyer Melbourne, call Rowan Skinner and Associates Lawyers today on (03) 9995 9155.
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