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Legal advice service

Section 26(3A)

Legal advice is available to a complainant in a prosecution for the offence of:-

  • Rape under the common law;
  • Rape under section 2 of the Criminal Law (Rape) Act 1981;
  • Aggravated sexual assault under section 3 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990;
  • Rape under section 4 of the Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act 1990;
  • An offence under section 6 (inserted by section 2 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) (Amendment) Act 2007) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993;
  • An offence under the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006; or
  • An offence of incest under section 1 or 2 of the Punishment of Incest Act 1908.

A person seeking this service is not required to undergo a means test or to pay a financial contribution.