Sexual Offences

‘I could never thank you enough. You have been excellent. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I am over the moon. I can finally rebuild my life. I can’t thank you enough.’

In the majority of sexual offences cases, private criminal defence solicitor, Max Anwar is able to end the investigation at the police station without any charges being brought against his client.

If you have been invited to a voluntary police interview or you have been arrested in relation to a sexual offence allegation, call Max Anwar immediately on 07770267894 for expert advice and representation.

Being accused of a sexual offence can be a life-altering and extremely traumatic event. As a result of being found guilty of a sexual offence, you could lose your job, your livelihood, your reputation, and your family.

Conviction could result in long prison sentences, ranging from a few years to life. Once you are released, your liberty might continue to be restricted; for example, you could be placed on the Sex Offenders Register where you will regularly need to report to the police, or you could be prevented from seeing your children

Therefore, if you have been accused of a sexual offence, you need a highly-skilled solicitor to protect your rights, fight your corner, and prevent any charges being brought against you. Max Anwar is a private criminal defence solicitor with decades of experience advising and representing clients across types of sexual offence allegations from sexual assault, to rape, to historical sexual abuse.

Max can assist at every stage of the criminal justice process, including helping you prepare for voluntary police interviews, urgently attending the police station to provide you with advice after you’ve been arrested, building your defence case, and arranging representation for you in court if you are charged.

Max has extensive experience assisting clients who have had little to no interaction with the criminal justice system and who want to avoid a criminal record at all costs. He therefore keenly understands the stress and trepidation you are probably feeling at this time and will devote his time to fighting the accusations against you, so you have the best possible chances of the investigation being dropped without charges.

Unfortunately, the quality of advice provided by Max is rarely available under legal aid due to severe cuts and restrictions. Therefore, Max accepts clients primarily on a private basis in order to provide a highly personalised criminal defence service, tailored specifically according to your individual needs, and which explores every available option to help you avoid a charge or conviction.

Max also offers a flexible, transparent, and competitive fee structure, including fixed fee agreements where feasible, so you can remain on top of your legal fees.

Get in touch with sexual offences lawyer, Max Anwar to discuss your case today by calling 07770267894 or by emailing max.anwar@mccormacks.co.uk.

Whether you have been invited for a police interview under caution or you have been arrested, Max can help you build a solid defence strategy and will travel across London and UK to attend the police station with you.

How private criminal defence solicitor, Max Anwar can help you

Max Anwar has substantial expertise defending clients against all sexual offence allegations, including:  

  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Historic sexual offences
  • Grooming offences
  • Possession/distribution of indecent images of children
  • Voyeurism
  • Upskirting
  • Revenge porn

As an experienced solicitor specialising in sexual offences, Max’s advice is always practical, realistic, and sympathetic. He understands the distress you will be feeling after being accused of a sexual offence and the concerns you will have about potentially losing your liberty, career, your friends, and your family.

Max’s approach is to provide a supportive, personalised criminal defence service strategically tailored to reduce potential reputational damage, so you can start moving on with your life as quickly as possible.

Police station representation

If you or a loved one has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence, call Max Anwar immediately on 07770267894 and do not answer any questions from the police until you have solicitor representation.

Max is able to personally attend police stations at short notice throughout London and across the UK.

Whether you have been arrested to face questioning or you’ve been invited to a voluntary police interview, having a solicitor specialised in sexual offences can mean the difference between being charged and no further action being taken.

As Max primarily works for clients on a private basis, he is able to personally attend the police station with you, even out of hours if necessary. In the majority of cases, Max’s highly-skilled and tactical approach to police investigations and interviews results in his clients being released without charge.

Here’s what Sarah Forshaw QC, one of UK’s leading Sexual Offences Act defence Queen’s Counsel, said about Max’s skills in police station representation –

‘I do not believe that I have ever come across a more impressively handled set of interviews by any solicitor in any case. Thank God you were there.’
– From Ms Sarah Forshaw QC, one of UK’s leading ‘silks’.

For further information, please visit our Police Station Representation page.

Defending sexual offences allegations in court

If you are unfortunately charged with a sexual offence, Max Anwar will meticulously prepare your defence and arrange robust representation for you in court.

Max regularly works with some of the most experienced criminal defence barristers and solicitor advocates in the country, so you can feel confident that your case is being fiercely defended and you have the best possible chance of being acquitted.

Sexual offences sentencing

If you are convicted of a sexual offence, Max Anwar will use his extensive knowledge of the Sexual Offences Sentencing Guidelines to argue mitigating factors on your behalf, with a view to getting your sentence reduced if possible.

Why choose Max Anwar, private criminal defence lawyer over a legal aid lawyer?

There are multiple reasons for funding your criminal defence case on a private basis rather than through legal aid, one of the most significant being the quality of advice and dedication you receive from your solicitor.

When you instruct a legal aid lawyer, there are strict limits on the amount of chargeable time they can spend working on your case. This means you will likely only receive the “bare minimum” service, regardless of how serious the allegations against you are. For example:

  • A legal aid lawyer who is a partner in a firm or very senior solicitor will not generally attend the police station, especially not out of hours. Instead you will likely be given a police station representative who may not be associated with your lawyer’s firm and who may not even be a solicitor at all, leaving you without expert representation at the crucial point where charges are either brought or the investigation dropped.
  • If you are invited to a voluntary interview under caution, a legal aid lawyer is unlikely to meet with you until very shortly before the interview begins. This gives you very little time to form a defence strategy and no time to approach witnesses and gather evidence corroborating your position.
  • If you are charged with a sexual offence and your case goes to court, under legal aid, the legal counsel you will likely get will unfortunately be less experienced and less competent than if you instruct counsel privately, potentially increasing the risk of you being convicted.
  • It is unlikely you’ll get to see your legal aid solicitor more than two times as your case progresses, due to the severe fee-recovery restrictions of legal aid.

Additionally, legal aid is available, only to vulnerable and low-income people who pass stringent eligibility tests. In some situations, you may be eligible for legal aid but be required to contribute towards your fees, which could be up to £900 per month for up to six months.

On the other hand, if you instruct Max Anwar on a private basis, you will receive a first-class criminal defence service which is driven by your needs rather than the restrictions of legal aid. For example:

  • Fees are always agreed in advance. Wherever possible, a fixed fee arrangement can be agreed upon with flexible payment options available, including paying at fixed intervals so you can pay your legal fees in a way which suits you.
  • Max will personally attend the police station irrespective of how minor or serious the offence is, even out of hours, to provide you with expert advice and representation and will travel across London and the UK to assist you.
  • If you are invited for a voluntary police interview, Max will meet with you prior to attending the station to discuss strategy and tactics and can approach witnesses and gather statements to make your case even stronger, giving you the best possible chance of being let go without charges or further investigation.
  • If you are charged with an offence, Max has significant connections with a number of senior barristers and solicitor advocates to represent you in court, all with extensive expertise in defending sexual offences cases.
  • Max is able to see you as many times as necessary to ensure your case progresses as smoothly as possible, including seeing you outside of office hours and being accessible at all times over the phone.

What clients say about criminal defence lawyer, Max Anwar

  • ‘Stay strong. This time last year I was getting ready to defend an allegation of sexual assault. The reason I am posting this is because I was in pieces as well. I was sure I was going to prison. I didn’t do the crime but thought that the jury would not believe me. I was accused of a sexual assault on a girl with Down’s syndrome. I did actually break down twice and very nearly made the ultimate sacrifice. My solicitor was Max, trust me he will have your best interests at heart. Max was honest and never ever built my hopes up. After an 8 day trial I was found not guilty by all 12 jurors, the feeling was total relief and I cried my eyes out. Rest easy you have the best on your side and Max will NOT let you down.’
    Client accused of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder. Found not guilty.
  • ‘I want to thank you for your advice and support you gave me today at the police station. I wouldn’t have been able to be calm and measured in my responses without your timely interventions.’
     – University lecturer accused of date rape by a colleague.

Max met with the client before their voluntary police interview and took witness statements from other colleagues corroborating the client’s evidence. The police took no further action.

  • ‘Hi Max! On behalf of X and my family I would like to thank you for the support and guidance and excellent job you have done. We were so pleased with the results. We were already accepting a different fate but fighting proved worthwhile and we could not have done it without you so thank you.’
    16-year old client accused of sexual assault by a schoolmate. Found not guilty (the previous solicitor had advised the client to plead guilty).
  • Hi Max, I just want to send you an email before the verdict tomorrow. I want to thank you for your help in my case. From the moment that I first made contact with you to now I have felt that you have looked after my interests fully. I cannot think of a single negative comment to make. Many thanks and whatever the verdict you have done a wonderful job without exception. Please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude.’
    – Client accused of sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder. Client found not guilty following trial.
  • ‘Thanks for all your help with the case. You really have been a massive help.’
    Client accused of historic rape at a party some 10 years previously when he and the complainant were 16 years old.

Max helped the client prepare a statement prior to a voluntary police interview which proved the complainant was lying. The police took no further action.

  • ‘I could never thank you enough. You have been excellent. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I am over the moon. I can finally rebuild my life. I can’t thank you enough.’ – IT consultant accused of sexually assaulting two women on a train on two different dates. Client found not guilty.

Client case studies

Rape

  • Client was at a nightclub with a number of Premier League footballers and the alleged victim believed the client was also a footballer. Having spent the night with him and on finding out he was not a footballer, she made an allegation of rape to the police. Following a trial at which the client gave evidence he was found not guilty.
  • Client was a minicab driver charged with rape and the complainant was the sister of a well-known Hollywood star. Following a trial, the client was found not guilty. This case was widely reported in the national press.
  • Client was accused of rape by his former girlfriend. Having had consensual sexual intercourse with her, the client informed her that he did not wish to see her again as he was now in a relationship with someone else. His former girlfriend contacted the police and accused him of rape. Client was found not guilty following a trial at the
    Old Bailey.
  • Client was arrested for rape, other sexual offences, false imprisonment and threats to kill. lt was alleged by the victim that her boyfriend had failed to repay a loan to the client who had allegedly committed the offences in order to scare her boyfriend into repaying. Following a 14-month investigation the police confirmed that no further action would be taken against the client.

Sexual assault

  • Bank manager client arrested for sexual assault of a women on a train whilst travelling to work. Another alleged victim then came forward. After Max’s advice, the police took no further action.
  • Client charged with two sexual offences on the wife of his best friend at their home address. Client found not guilty of both charges.
  • Client got chatting to a woman on a train and offered to give her a lift from the station. She alleged that once in the car he kidnapped her and sexually assaulted her. Found not guilty after a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
  • Client who was 15-years- old was charged with two counts of sexual assault, GBH and robbery. He was found not guilty of all charges.

Historic sexual offences

  • Client in his late 60’s had an allegation of historic sexual offences made by his step-daughter and step-grand-daughter. As a result of Max’s investigation, the client was found not guilty.

Voyeurism

  • Client charged with voyeurism (accused of setting up a phone to record his 16-year old step-daughter in the bathroom) and sexually assaulting her from the age of eight. Client found not guilty of all charges.

Get in touch with Max Anwar, criminal defence solicitor in London today

Get in touch with sexual offences lawyer, Max Anwar to discuss your case today by calling 07770267894 or emailing max.anwar@mccormacks.co.uk.

Whether you have been invited for a police interview under caution or you have been arrested, Max can help you build a solid defence strategy and will travel across London and UK to attend the police station with you.

Call 07770267894 at any time 24/7 for urgent police station representation.


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