“Sexual offences” cover a wide range of criminal allegations including flashing (public indecency), inappropriately touching someone without their consent (sexual assault), having sex with someone without their consent (rape), and possession or production of child pornography (child exploitation material). Like most jurisdictions, sexual offences are treated very seriously under Queensland law and all attract a maximum penalty of imprisonment if a person is found guilty. The maximum penalties that apply emphasise how seriously the law treat these offences - for some sexual offences the maximum penalty is the same as for murder - a term of life imprisonment. If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with a sexual offence, it is vital to get experienced and competent legal advice as soon as possible. Rawlings Criminal Law are here to guide you through the process and ensure that you have formidable legal representation.