The Importance Of A Criminal Defence Lawyer In Sexual Assault Offences
In a society like Canada, where the judicial system has strict laws to discourage forced sexual acts against individuals of any gender, race, or age group, the penalties for such offences are significantly severe.
Regrettably, certain individuals manipulate the legal system to resolve personal grudges or misunderstandings, often arising from communication gaps or misinterpretations of consent.
While the motivations behind such accusations are diverse, one thing remains consistent: a conviction for a sexual offence can devastate the accused person's life in numerous ways.
Therefore, it is crucial to seek the expertise of a highly skilled sexual assault defence lawyer from Slaferek Law, who has a proven track record of success in such cases. Our defence lawyer will diligently represent you and vehemently fight against the allegations on your behalf.
Sexual Assault And The Rule Of Consent
In Alberta and the rest of the country, the Criminal Code of Canada sets forth abroad definitions of sexual offences that range far beyond traditional rape and penetration.
The Act defines sexual assault as "any unwanted sexual act done by one person to another or sexual activity without one person's consent or voluntary agreement."
Thus, besides physical activities like kissing, caressing, touching, and penetration, other acts like voyeurism, indecent public exposure, profane gestures, and uninvited sexual talks (including texts) are also considered sexual harassment.
Unlike conventional times when consent wasn't seen as essential between couples, recent laws mandate obtaining fresh consent for every sexual activity, even with an intimate partner. Evidently, defence in cases where an intimate partner lodges a complaint is quite complex.
Similarly, the Act further divides sexual offences into different levels of severity, including:
- Sexual interference (Section 271),
- Sexual assault with a weapon (Section 272), and
- Aggravated sexual assault causing bodily harm (Section 273).
Thanks to the immense experience of our sexual assault lawyer, we are able to defend our clients from unjust accusations successfully.
Public Perception Vs. Legal Penalties
While the legal outcomes of a conviction for sexual offence charges can prove quite detrimental, the public perception before a conviction is more harmful to an accused's mental and emotional well-being.
As a compassionate sexual assault lawyer, Darin H. Slaferek understands how painful it is to be presumed a criminal even though the law says you are innocent until proven guilty. As a result, we draw on our expertise to avoid a conviction, as well as publicly declare the charges void.
Sexual Assault Lawyer That Care
Sexual offence charges leave much at stake besides your reputation. From travelling privileges to career goals, a lot is on the verge of peril. Even if you face charges for a minor offence, the fact that your name will land on the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) is enough to close many doors of opportunity for you.
You need to seek representation from a sexual defence lawyer who cares for your fundamental rights and works to minimize the adverse impacts of such criminal charges and possible convictions.
If you find yourself confronting major or minor sexual offence charges and wish to protect your reputation and pursue your life goals without disruption, entrust your case to an experienced sexual assault lawyer at Slaferek Law.
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