Accused of a
Sexual Assault Charge
Being Charged With Sexual Assault
Being charged with any crime can be a terrifying ordeal. When the case involves sexual assault allegation, the stigma attached is potentially devastating. Having the right legal representation that will conduct a further investigation into your case can be critical. The legal team at Ross Lutz Barristers has experience representing defendants in several areas of law, including those facing sexual assault charges.
This area of the law has become increasingly complex due to recent changes in the law and movements in society. Ross Lutz’s lawyers will draw upon our team’s combined experience to fight sexual assault charges head-on.
We start by meeting with you and providing an honest and objective assessment of the case. If there is a way to defend your case (and there often is), we will build the best defence possible. Our team is proud of the outstanding results we have achieved both in the courtroom and before trial through skilled negotiations.
Understanding sexual assault
Sexual offences include a broad array of crimes related to sexual contact and sexual invitation to touching as well as sexual exploitation and child pornography. These are serious crimes with severe penalties, if convicted, including registering as a sex offender on the Sex Offender Information Registry Act.
Depending on the nature of the alleged sexual assault, there may be a period of imprisonment, and certainly, a criminal record will follow, if convicted. This is why it is critical to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer to represent you for this allegation.
What is sexual assault?
Sex offences are defined as the unwanted touching of another person for a sexual purpose. If you have been charged with sex assault, it likely means the Crown Prosecutor believes that there was an unwanted touching for a sexual purpose.
Why Do YOu Need a lawyer?
The Crown must determine whether the alleged impugned conduct was objectively sexual in nature. This will include analyzing the part of the body allegedly touched, the nature of the contact, and the situation in which it occurred. To mount the best defence for you, for an alleged sexual assault, our lawyers will analyze all available materials, including any provided by you.
We will determine the best course of action and the best strategy on how to proceed through this analysis.
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Sexual Assault Defences
Understanding Sexual Assault Charges In Canada
What to do if you have been charged?
If you have been charged with a sexual offence, all is not lost. Our experienced team of criminal defence lawyers at Ross Lutz Barristers will work hard to build the best possible defence for you. Because a sex assault case is often based on circumstantial evidence, the Crown must prove that the alleged contact was not consensual.
What can we do for you?
In representing a sexual assault offence, both the Crown and defence have their work cut out to verify or deny the allegations before the courts. An experienced sexual assault lawyer will have an idea of what avenues to explore when building a case to defend you. This may involve an independent investigation to collect critical details that could be essential to your defence.
Due to the seriousness of the charges, senior lawyers often prosecute allegations of sexual offence and misconduct. Therefore, it is in your best interest to retain a defence lawyer experienced in representing sex assault cases.
Criminal Sexual Offences In Canada
Sexual offences and their corresponding charges largely depend on the severity of the crime. Offences include:
- Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Or Dependent With A Disability
- Publishing An Intimate Image Without Consent
- Sexual Assault
When you’re charged with a sexual offence within Canada, it is important to find a defence lawyer who will best defend your case.
Protecting Your Legal Rights
Working In Your Best Interests
When you hire a lawyer through Ross Lutz Barristers, we will be with you through every step of the way, from pre-charges and investigation up to the potential trial. Our team will protect you from unlawful questioning and help you enforce your rights when dealing with law enforcement. When you choose a lawyer from Ross Lutz Barristers, you know you’re selecting a defence lawyer that will work for you.
Not only can you count on our team to provide legal defence that works in your best interests, but you can also feel confident that the lawyer you hire is the one who will represent you in court. We know that when you hire a lawyer, you are hiring that specific person to protect your interests. Not another associate on our team. With Ross Lutz Barristers, the lawyer you retain is always the lawyer you will get.
Have you been falsely accused of a sexual offence? We will defend you and make sure this false accusation does not affect you negatively. False accusations can ruin livelihoods, and we take clearing your name and protecting your innocence seriously.
Meet with one of our defence lawyers today to discuss the details of your case. An initial consultation is free to determine if you have a case and if we feel we’ll be able to represent you in court.Learn More About Us