Sexual Offences

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Sex offences are a complicated and sensitive area of law. At Leanne Warren & Associates our sexual offence lawyers strive to achieve the best result for our clients. We provide our clients with expert advice and assist them throughout their criminal law matters, in a sensitive and professional manner.

Common Sex-Related Offences

The most common charges for sex-related offences are:

  • Rape / Sexual penetration of a child under 16

  • Indecent assault / Gross indecency

  • Child pornography offences

These sex-related matters require a detailed analysis of the circumstances surrounding the alleged offence. There are many major issues involved in sexual offences including: the defences of; the age of the accused and complainant; and a denial of any contact.

Sex Offenders Register

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Under the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004, a person who is found guilty of a sexual offence may be subject to significant restrictions and obligations. The consequence of such a conviction is that certain offenders may be listed on the Sex Offenders Register. They may be subject to the imposition of reporting requirements and employment restrictions for an extended period of time.

Extended Supervision Orders

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In certain circumstances an application may be made by the Secretary of the Department of Justice for a Supervision Order on an offender. If such an order is granted by the Attorney General, it enables serious sex offenders to be detained in prison after the expiry of their sentences, or to be supervised in the community for a period of time. Leanne Warren & Associates are actively involved in defending any such applications.

24 hour service available

(Urgent Matters: e.g. Arrests, Police Pre-Interview Advice, Search Warrants)

First 30 min Consultation FREE

Victoria Legal Aid assistance available (eligibility dependant upon means & merit guidelines stipulated by Victoria Legal Aid)

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Leanne Warren is an accredited criminal law expert specialising in sexual offences. In her published article for the Law Institute of Victoria, Leanne discusses the Sex Offender Registry and Extended Supervision Orders.

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If you have been charged with a sex-related offence, a breach of the Sex Offenders Registry, or are subject to an application for an Extended Supervision Order, please contact one of our specialists at Leanne Warren & Associates on 03 9670 6066 or schedule a FREE 30 min. consultation by clicking on the button below.