Upskirting

Upskirting

Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph or recording under a person’s skirt without their knowledge or permission. At the moment, there is no law that specifically criminalises upskirting in England and Wales but the Prime Minister is intending to introduce a bill which will make upskirting a criminal offence in its’ own right. The offence 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.

Although upskirting may be caught by other laws (e.g. harassment, voyeurism or outraging public decency), there are limitations to these offences which means that it will not always be appropriate to charge an offence of upskirting under current legislation.

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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