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The legal team of lawyers 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 the changes in the law and movements in society. Ross Lutz’s team will draw upon our team’s combined experience to fight sexual assault charges head-on.
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When you hire a sexual assault 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 Calgary criminal lawyers team is skilled in sexual offence law and will protect you from unlawful questioning and help you enforce your rights when dealing with law enforcement.
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.
Lawyers at Ross Lutz Barristers will determine the best course of action and the best strategy on how to protect you against your sexual assault charge.
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.
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 sexual assault lawyer to represent you for this allegation.
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Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Or Dependent With A Disability
Publishing An Intimate Image Without Consent
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Charged With Sexual Assault? Our Lawyers In Calgary Can Help!
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Being charged with a sexual assault is a serious offence. Contact our lawyers today if you have been charged or are under investigation for a sexual assault. You need the right legal representation.
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What Is An Assult Charge?
Assault is governed by section 265 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This section states that an assault occurs with the unwanted touching or the intentional application of force. However, it is important to understand that the actual application of force is not needed in order to be charged under this section. The courts have held that a gesture can also constitute an assault. Therefore, the application of force can be either a direct application or an indirect application. This use of force (even minor) has to occur without the consent of the other party (complainant or complaining witness).
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Section 266 – Simple Assault
Section 267(A) – Assault With A Weapon
Section 267(B) – Assault Causing Bodily Harm
Section 268 – Aggravated Assault
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Assault with a weapon
If a person uses a weapon, an imitation weapon, causes bodily harm, chokes, suffocates, or strangles the person – the charge will be under section 267. It states:
Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, in committing an assault,
- (A) Carries, Uses Or Threatens To Use A Weapon Or An Imitation Thereof
- (B) Causes Bodily Harm To The Complainant
- (C) Chokes, Suffocates Or Strangles The Complainant
Section 268 Of The Criminal Code
Finally the most serious of the assault charges is aggravated assault contrary to section 268 of the Code. This section sets out:
Every one commits an aggravated assault who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant. (2) Every one who commits an aggravated assault is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.
Domestic assault is not expressly defined in the Criminal Code. However, section 718.2(a)(ii) is now a mandatory aggravating factor in sentencing if the offender is in a spousal or common-law relationship with the victim at the time of the offence.
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It is important to understand that the application or use of force may be minimal. As long as the prosecution can prove it is an intentional application of touching or contact then that will satisfy the actus reus or “guilty act.”
There are several possible defences that include but are not limited to:
- Consensual Fight
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If you have been charged with an assault, this is a serious charge and you need an assault lawyer to help you. It is important that you do not speak with any other person about the details until you have received legal advice.
The first step is finding a defence team that will seek ways to get the best possible outcome for you. Contact Ross Lutz Barristers today to connect with one of our assault lawyers in Calgary.Learn More About Us
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