We are on your side. We can help. Voyeurism is observing another person doing a private act for sexual gratification, without consent. The observation may be direct or may involve recording equipment. The offence arises under s.67 of the Sexual offences Act 2003. Exposure is the intentional exposure of genitals ending that someone will see and be caused alarm or distress. The offence arises under s.66 of the Sexual offences Act 2003. There is also a Common Law offence of Outraging Public Decency, which involves a lewd act in public which was capable of being seen by at least two persons (even if they did not see it).
Such allegations often turn on the precise nature of the available evidence, the collation of which can sometimes involve detailed forensic analysis of equipment. Identification evidence, notoriously unreliable, can sometimes be a feature of these allegations also. In all cases, the account, if any, given to then police during interview will be very important in shaping the nature of the investigation, and specialist legal advice can often make a very real difference at an early stage.
For many, facing such an allegation will also mean issues arising through their employment or family, and at Mowbray Woodwards we are able to offer a full multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that your interests are fully protected. The reputational or personal implications of even facing an unfounded allegation can be significant.
Parliament is currently considering making 'Upskirting' a criminal offence, highlighting the prevelance and increasing anxiety about this topic.
If you face a police interview or investigation, or if you have to go to court, then you should urgently seek expert legal advice. Early intervention can often make a significant difference. If you have not yet received legal advice or if you have had the duty solicitor and you want ongoing expert assistance, support and representation then contact us now.
For confidential and impartial advice call 01225 485700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org