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Indecent Images Offences

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have the power to bring forward prosecutions relating to the possession, distribution and production of indecent and prohibited images.

Being found guilty of an offence relating to indecent images will put you at risk of potential sentences ranging from community orders to considerable periods of imprisonment, depending on the circumstances of the case.

When facing allegations of possession, distribution or production of indecent images, it is essential to work with experienced sexual offence solicitors to avoid prosecution or, where prosecution cannot be avoided, to ensure you have the strongest possible representation to minimise any sentence.

At ABR Solicitors, our team of expert sexual offences solicitors have substantial experience in preparing cases and hold a strong track record to demonstrate this.

We will provide tailored advice to guide you through each stage of your case, ensuring that you receive practical advice during the course of proceedings so you are aware of where you stand.

We understand how devastating the consequences of being convicted of indecent images offences can be, as well as the difference proper and prompt advice can make.

Our possession of indecent images solicitors can support with matters including:

  • Possession of indecent images
  • Production of indecent images
  • Distribution of indecent images

Our key contact in this area is James McAulay.

Our sexual offence solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can be by your side for every stage of an investigation and/or prosecution.

How our sexual offences solicitors can help you

Voluntary interview

The police have the authority and ability to ask an individual to attend a police station interview if they suspect them of possessing, distributing or producing indecent images. In spite of this being a ‘voluntary’ interview, the potential repercussions of not having appropriate legal representation at the police station can be significant to the outcome of the case.

We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice from a specialist sexual offence solicitor before attending a voluntary interview at the police station. Our team are able to attend and support you in respect of your voluntary interview at any police station.

We can offer appointments to meet with us prior to the interview through whichever means are most convenient to you, whether that’s through video platforms or face to face.

Arrested, bailed or released under investigation (RUI)

Individuals facing charges of possession, distribution or production of indecent images may be arrested and brought into custody. At this point, they will have the option of choosing their solicitor or requesting that a solicitor be appointed for them under the Duty Solicitor Scheme.

Our team provide a 24-hour emergency telephone line. You can use this for immediate assistance if you are under arrest or are being held at the police station.

In many instances, anyone arrested for an offence such as possession of indecent images will be bailed to return to the police station or released under investigation. The police may impose bail conditions and may have seized devices such as mobile phones and laptops.

We understand the difficulties this can present and, as such, offer bespoke packages which are tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

Summonsed (Postal Requisition) or charged to appear at court

In certain situations, individuals may be at the stage where they are due to make an appearance in court and are yet to have secured legal representation. This may be due to a number of reasons, whether because of shame or embarrassment, not understanding the procedures, or not wishing to appear ‘guilty’ by instructing a solicitor.

We understand that this can be a difficult situation and, in these scenarios, can provide our clients with immediate advice, assistance and representation at court.

Our sexual offences defence solicitors regularly attend criminal courts across the country and hold an outstanding reputation.

Regardless of whether your criminal defence is legally aided or paid privately, we can ensure you receive the highest standard of support and excellent level of advocacy.

Speak to our indecent image defence solicitors

If you need immediate expert advice and representation in relation to an indecent images investigation or prosecution, please contact your local ABR Solicitors office in LeedsLiverpoolLondon or Nottingham.