Many cases of revenge porn involve the posting of intimate photographs on the internet. Between consenting adults this is legal. However, until recently there was no specific offence to tackle the situation where the intimate photographs are published once the relationship had ended.
However, once the image or video has been sent, the sender no longer has control over the use of the image and the recipient can simply share the image on all different types of platforms including social media. The sender will not be aware of the number of people viewing the image and this could also include family and friends causing embarrassment and humiliation.
At EBR Attridge LLP, we understand that upon reflection, the sender of the published photographs or videos also feel embarrassment, shame and regret. Whether your case involves the use of a mobile phone, a tablet, laptop or computer; we will challenge the prosecution’s case and use technical experts to interrogate the device to pinpoint any piece of evidence that would assist your case. In addition to the potential criminal implications of revenge porn, it is possible that the victim may be able to bring a civil claim for damages for psychiatric injury caused by the distress and upset of the disclosure of the photograph or film.
At EBR Attridge LLP we have a specialist team of solicitors dealing in Revenge Porn who have represented and continue to act in some of the most complex and high profile criminal prosecutions brought in relation to computer misuse and revenge porn.
If you are being investigated or prosecuted, please make an appointment to see a specialist Cybercrime Solicitor who can attend upon you by telephone, face-to-face or online.