Sexual assault is defined broadly in the Criminal Code as unwanted touching of a sexual nature. This means that a sexual assault charge can result from anything from a brief touch to full sexual intercourse. If you have been charged with sexual assault or another sexual offence, you need a solid defence to protect yourself.
Brass Law Office has a proven track record of successfully defending allegations of sexual assault. We have experience putting forward several defences including:
• The sexual activity was consensual
• The accused had an honest but mistaken belief in consent
• The sexual activity never occurred
• The identification of the accused cannot be proved
As a leading criminal defence firm in Ottawa, Brass Law Office has successfully defended countless clients against sex crime allegations. Defending against sexual assault charges requires an in-depth knowledge of the Criminal Code, the rules of evidence and the information that can be heard in court. We use every tool available to fight these charges. We have experience with complex court applications to get beneficial evidence before the court. This includes using evidence of the complainant’s prior sexual activity and the complainant’s private therapeutic records. We have retained experts to bolster the defence of accused people, including hiring private investigators, computer professionals, DNA specialists, pathologists, forensic toxicologists, etc.
Sexual assault charges are very complex, emotional and stressful. The consequences of a finding of guilt can be severe. In addition to the stigma and possible jail time, a conviction results in the mandatory listing of your name on the Sexual Offender Registry. You need an experienced criminal lawyer with an in depth knowledge of the strategy and skill required to have the best defence.