Sexual Offences

Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers have been defending sexual offences within Inverness and throughout the Highlands and Islands for years. We defend all matters from sexual assault to rape. We have decades of combined experience in defending these cases.


The law relating to rape and other sexual offences has been largely consolidated in a single Act of the Scottish Parliament, The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009. There are a range of crimes that can be considered as sexual offences, including non-consensual crimes such as rape or sexual assault, crimes against children including child sexual abuse or grooming, and crimes that exploit others for a sexual purpose, whether in person or online.


Allegations can occur between strangers, friends, acquaintances, current or ex-partners, or family members. The passage of time does not prevent the prosecution of sexual offences, and an increasing number of historical cases are being prosecuted.


It is vitally important you instruct an experienced team of lawyers to begin preparing and defending your case. Patterson and Paterson Defence Lawyers have experience in dealing with all sexual offence related allegations, from sexual assault to rape. We can be contacted at any time for a free initial consultation.