We're hiring!
Join our team

Man breaches suspended sentence order - Avoids Prison

Non-custodial sentence - no prison
1 June, 2022
Sexual Offences
Crown Court

Lead Lawyer

Team Members

Case study summary

Our client was convicted of serious sexual offences in December 2021. He was given a suspended sentence and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order but was later found to be in breach of this order. We put forward evidence regarding his mental health to make sure he did not go to prison.

Case study

After receiving a suspended sentence for earlier offences, our client was given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. This order stopped him from accessing any device without risk management software being installed.

Due to his mental vulnerabilities, he was unable to understand the order without it being explained to him in very simple terms. He went on to use his mobile phone device without risk management software being installed on it. Given that our client was then in breach of his order, he faced a prison sentence.

Our lawyers were able to take extensive instructions from him, outlining his mental vulnerabilities and his genuine misunderstanding of the order that was imposed upon him. Our hand-selected barrister was able to put this information across during the court hearing and the prosecution were forced to accept that this was only a minor breach.

The court agreed with our submissions and imposed a small fine instead. Our proactive approach ensured that our client avoided prison and was able to continue living his life.

Written by:

More cases we’ve defended

Businessman Cleared of False Sexual Assault Allegation

Our client was found Not Guilty of a serious sexual assault at Lewes Crown Court after being falsely accused by a live-in nanny. Our specialist sexual offences solicitors worked tirelessly to expose the truth and give our client the best representation we could.

Not guilty verdict - client exonerated
Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Case - No Charges

We represented the COO of data company Cambridge Analytica. He was investigated for the alleged misuse of personal data obtained from Facebook in order to influence the 2016 US Presidential Elections. After pressure from our lawyers for over a year, the investigation was dropped.

Investigation discontinued with no further action
Contempt of Court - 'Hijab MP3 Juror' Not Guilty

Our client was a Muslim girl accused of listening to music under her headscarf while on a murder jury. She told us she had her earphones in because they didn't come out easily without her removing the scarf. We convinced the prosecution they couldn't prove music had been playing.

Case discontinued by the prosecution

Send us a confidential message

We'll get back to you as soon as possible. We are happy to speak to you if you have a query, and either have a free consultation on the phone or in person if necessary.

Contact us

Contact information

Send us a confidential message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

0161 794 0088

Send us a message