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Turning Sex Into A Crime: Do Rape Laws Go Too Far?

We were interested to read the article by barrister, Jon Holbrook, on Spiked Online regarding rape laws and the treatment of drunken, regrettable sex as the crime of rape.

 

The article says, amongst other things,

 

There is a line to be drawn between sex that is criminal and sex that lacks the criminal culpability to warrant a lengthy prison sentence. In recent years, that line has moved so that those who deserve the shameful tag ‘rapist’ are now joined by some who do not.

 

We support the basis of this article entirely, and this classification of men who take advantage of casual sexual encounters and end up facing charges of rape is a large part of the reason why the Forrest Williams team are so dedicated to defending innocent people against sexual offence charges.

 

Sex is not a crime.  Drunken sex is not a crime.  Drunken sex that you regret the next morning is not a crime.  Drunken sex that you regret when your partner finds out about it, is not a crime.

 

If you are being charged with a sexual offence, contact us now on 01623 397200.

 

We’ll fight for you, because we believe in you.

 

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