Sexual Assault Offences
Sexual assault is a very broadly defined offence that can include anything from rape to unwanted, unsolicited or uninvited touching of a sexual nature such as the proverbial stolen kiss or grabbing a person’s breasts, genitals or buttocks.
Sexual assault allegations are serious. If convicted, not only will a person have to deal with the lifelong stigmatization. Those convicted of certain sexual offences will also be required by law to register with the local sexual offender registry, which forms part of a national registry. In order to effectively represent the accused, defence lawyers must make strategic and tactical decisions about how to best argue the defence. Often, counsel for the accused retain private investigators and scientific experts for DNA analysis in order to discover weaknesses in the Crown’s case.
The criminal defence lawyers at LZZ have extensive experience successfully defending against all types of sexual assault allegations. If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault you should contact a criminal lawyer immediately to help determine the best defence. Call us at (416) 613-0416 or (416) 595-9500 or contact us online for a free consultation.