Upskirting is back on the legal agenda

Upskirting is back on the legal agenda

The upskirting bill has made it’s way through Parliament and looks set to become new law within the next few months. Old Bailey Solicitors explained the proposals relating to the new law in an article on upskirting published in June 2018. It is anticipated that the new law on upskirting will receive Royal Assent by the Spring of 2019.

What is upskirting?

Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph or recording under a person’s skirt or clothing without their knowledge or permission.

What is the maximum sentence for upskirting?

The offence of upskirting is intended to be publishable with up to two years in prison and, in more serious cases, with entry on the sex offender’s register.

Is upskirting a sexual offence?

The new law on upskirting comes under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and is a sexual offence which could result in entry on the sex offender’s register.

What do I do if I am arrested for upskirting?

There will undoubtedly be an increase in arrests for these types of offences once the new law is in force. If you are arrested and your mobile phone is seized by the police, it is likely that the device will be analysed in order to secure evidence of upskirting, or any other sexual offence.

Our expert criminal defence lawyers at Old Bailey Solicitors have vast experience dealing with all manner of sexual offences. If you have been charged with an offence, or think that you might be, please contact us without delay.

Camilla Rents

Camilla Rents

Camilla has specialised in criminal defence work since 2010 and has particular experience in cases involving sexual offences, serious violent offences (including murder) and money laundering and fraud.

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