How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Jo C. Your Own Question
Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 74505
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice
Type Your Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now

I have a question for a friend re an expected sentence

This answer was rated:

I have a question for a friend re an expected sentence
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Swindon uk
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: None
Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No

Hi, welcome to JustAnswer. My name is*****’m a barrister with 12 years of experience and I am happy to help with your question today.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
My friend had sex with a girl under 16 but over 13. She goes to a special school and is pregnant. How long in jail would he get
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Would the sentence be suspended
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
He is 22
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Is anyone there
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Don’t think he has previous for sex offences

How did he meet her?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
She used to hang around where he works
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Apparently it was consensual
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
He might of had sex with her twice

Did he know her age?

How old is she?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Think she was 15 and he thought she was 16
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Or he didn’t know her age not too sure
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
She’s 16 now
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I think

Thank you.

If he has no previous and she is 15 then probably he would face a community order. It is difficult to predict these sentences without vision of the case but I can see immediately some mitigation that would apply.

However, he will be subject to the sex offenders register and possible a SHPO

Can I clarify anything for you?


Jo C. and 6 other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
He has previous but not for sex offences
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Thanks Jo

No problem and all the best.

Please remember to rate my answer.

Remember that I am always available to help with your questions. Even if I am in Court I will usually pick up a question within 12 hours. For future information, please start your question with ‘For Jo C’. You can also bookmark my profile

Customer: replied 2 days ago.
For Jo C. Further to my question about my friend and the 15 year old girl. He would like to know why he doesn’t get custody for the offence?

Because usually you don't if the facts are as you say.