According to statistics released last week prison sentences given to sex offenders are at an all time high.
The average sentence given to a sex offender has increased to more than 5 years in prison (an increase overall of 4.5 months in the past year).
These latest statistics also show that in all offence categories, serious offenders are more likely to go straight to prison than at any point in the last 10 years. 27% of people convicted of an indictable offence received an immediate custodial sentence, up from 24% in the 12 months ending March 2010.
The increase in such convictions alongside ongoing legal aid cuts highlights an increasing concern within the legal profession that the principle of equality before the law is being undermined. In response to these concerns London criminal law solicitors Ralli have developed a new fixed fee service in London.
Being the target of any prosecuting authority is incredibly distressing, couple this with concerns regarding the funding of legal expenses means the individual concerned can find themselves in a precarious position. For further information regarding Rallis fixed fee service in London go to their website at www.ralli.co.uk.