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November 24, 2022

The Difference Between A Civil Lawsuit And Criminal Sex Abuse Charges

Sexual assault or abuse charges can be processed as criminal or civil matters depending on the type of charges pressed. However, some cases can end up in both courts. During our service as criminal defence lawyers, we have seen that many individuals have used the terms criminal charges and civil lawsuit charges interchangeably without realizing … Continue reading “The Difference Between A Civil Lawsuit And Criminal Sex Abuse Charges”

November 11, 2022

Domestic Assault In Alberta – All You Need To Know

Criminal law and family law are parallel lines that never meet. For this reason, a criminal defence lawyer can never help you get a divorce, while a family lawyer can not defend you against criminal charges. So unlike the popular misconception amongst people, it is not enough to attain advice about your specific circumstances from … Continue reading “Domestic Assault In Alberta – All You Need To Know”

November 3, 2022

Pardon For Sexual Assault Charges In Alberta

Every burden in the world is somewhat bearable except that of carrying a criminal record. However, it all becomes a hundred times worse when the record is for sexual assault charges. Indeed, there is no need to discuss or emphasize the possible adverse outcomes of a conviction for sexual offences. Besides the jail sentence and … Continue reading “Pardon For Sexual Assault Charges In Alberta”

October 28, 2022

How Litigation Works In Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Keeping in mind how many sexual assault cases go unreported and how many reported sexual assault cases do not lead to conviction, we understand why it can be overwhelming for sexual assault victims to come forward. However, our team of expert sexual assault lawyers are working tirelessly to make Edmonton a better place for victims … Continue reading “How Litigation Works In Sexual Assault Lawsuits”

October 24, 2022

Claims That Can Be Made In Sexual Assault Cases

According to statistics, approximately half a million sexual assault incidents happen in Canada and only 33 incidents per 1000 incidents are reported. This is not even the worst part, out of these 33 reported incidents only 12 result in charges against the suspect and out of these 12 incidents only 6 end up in convictions. … Continue reading “Claims That Can Be Made In Sexual Assault Cases”

October 20, 2022

Consenting To Sexual Activity While Being Intoxicated

The Criminal Code Of Canada explains sexual assault as something that incorporates all unwanted sexual activity. This entails activities from unwanted sexual grabbing, kissing, and fondling to rape. The code clearly states that sexual activity is only legal when both parties consent. But what is consent? Canada’s Criminal Code s. 273.1 defines consent as “The … Continue reading “Consenting To Sexual Activity While Being Intoxicated”

October 13, 2022

Necessity Defence In Alberta – The Lesser Of The Two Evils

While every Canadian province strictly abides by various provincial and federal regulations and sets stringent penalties for criminal offences, there is reasonable room for the benefit of the doubt for the defendant. That is, you shouldn’t fear a conviction until and unless you voluntarily engage in an act prohibited by the Criminal Code or any … Continue reading “Necessity Defence In Alberta – The Lesser Of The Two Evils”

October 7, 2022

How Do Courts In Alberta Affirm Sexual Assault Charges?

When planning defence against any type of charge in Alberta, the first thing that crosses every defendant’s mind is how the charges against them will be established. Rightly so, the first thing that the courts will do is to affirm the charges against the accused. Only then will they proceed to conviction or dismissal of … Continue reading “How Do Courts In Alberta Affirm Sexual Assault Charges?”

September 30, 2022

Importance Of Non-DNA Evidence In Sexual Assault Cases

​According to a study conducted by Sexual Assault Centre in Hamilton and Area (SACHA), approximately half a million sexual assaults are reported every year. Now, this does not take into account all the sexual assaults that were not reported. ​Sexual offences can be of different types and natures. Unfortunately, there is a common misconception that … Continue reading “Importance Of Non-DNA Evidence In Sexual Assault Cases”

September 26, 2022

Age Of Consent According To The Criminal Law Of Canada

According to Canadian Criminal Law, “giving voluntary permission is called consent”. Based on this definition, any sexual activity and sexual touching without consent are considered criminal offences. The legal age of consent is the age after which an individual can legally agree to sexual activity. It is the age at which criminal law recognizes the … Continue reading “Age Of Consent According To The Criminal Law Of Canada”

September 22, 2022

Misconceptions About Sexual Assault Charges In Canada

In a world where facts are hard to distinguish in a pool of fallacies, it is no surprise that our society has more faith in the wrong information than in the right. In this regard, one of the most frequently misunderstood and misinterpreted topics is sexual assault. Fairly speaking, society is not to blame alone … Continue reading “Misconceptions About Sexual Assault Charges In Canada”

September 15, 2022

Uttering Threats In Alberta – Laws And Consequences

Uttering threats is a common occurrence in every society. From school fights to workplace discrepancies and domestic clashes, threats make a way into every heated conversation in one way or the other. However, when uttering such threats, people rarely mean what they say. For instance, if your spouse angrily tells you that they will kill … Continue reading “Uttering Threats In Alberta – Laws And Consequences”

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