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A false allegation of rape is highly distressing and toxic. We have unique experience of rape cases. In the event of a conviction a prison sentence is almost inevitable. The damage to your reputation, career and the effect on your loved ones is irreversible. It is absolutely vital you have a specialist Glasgow Rape Lawyer at the outset. Knowing your rights at the police interview is crucial. This can stop the false allegation from turning into a conviction.

Rape is where a person intentionally penetrates the vagina, anus or mouth of the complainer with his penis and the complainer does not consent to the penetration. Also the accused person does not reasonably believe that the complainer consented to the penetration.

The main defence for a Rape allegation is consent. The evidence surrounding Consent can be extremely complex, involving DNA, Medical records, and sleep experts. There can also be a denial that the offence took place and it has been fabricated. There is also the defence of mistaken identity. In multiple complainer rape cases there is the issue of collusion.

We have excellent experience in preparing cases involving forsenic evidence such as DNA and digital evidence such as mobile phone and social media evidence. This evidence plays an increasingly important role in many rape prosecutions. DNA evidence does not automatically lead to guilt. It is important to remember the fact if DNA is found on the victim or at the scene of the crime this does not prove how and when it got there. We work with leading experts in these fields.

We know how to win rape cases.

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Rape, Glasgow High Court, May 2021 – NOT PROVEN

“I was accused of rape in a chance meeting with a 3rd party after a night out. The unusual aspect of the allegation was that part one of the sexual encounter was consensual and the second sexual act was non-consensual. The police contacted me 4 years after the incident to say the allegation had been made. I ended up in a High Court trial and led a consent defence. Thanks to my lawyers the jury returned a not guilty verdict. Having good lawyers and counsel in this case made all the difference.”

Double Rape, Glasgow High Court, July 2021 – NOT GUILTY

“I was accused of a double rape at a house party. My defence was that the sexual encounter was consensual. Due to a previous unrelated conviction I was remanded in custody. I contacted John Kilcoyne Solicitors from Polmont prison. I highly recommend them as they kept in constant touch with me and visited me regularly in prison. The case was very well prepared and the jury came back with a not guilty verdict. I spent a significant time in prison on remand for offences I did not commit. I was lucky I contacted John Kilcoyne Solicitors who avoided me being wrongly convicted.”

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