Sexual Assault Lawyer

Sex crimes such as sexual assault, Internet pornography charges, voyeurism and a host of other related charges all carry with them a large amount of stigma, even greater than most alleged crimes. Even being accused can affect your life, and the life of your family.

At our Law Group, we don’t assume anything about your guilt or your worth as a person because of the charge you are facing. We defend you and your rights and listen to your side of the story.

Knowing What You’re Facing

One of the first things our lawyers will discuss with you is the consequences facing you if you are convicted, or plead guilty. The penalties can include:

  • Incarceration: Depending on the seriousness of the charge, you may be facing a lengthy time behind bars, especially if there are aggravating factors such as bodily harm or use of weapons. If the alleged victim is underage, elderly, disabled or vulnerable in some way, or if you had a position of trust or power such as teacher, parent, caregiver or superviso, the Crown may seek the maximum penalties available.
  • Sex offender registry: You may have to register your name onto the registry, which could prevent you from holding certain jobs or living in certain areas, or being within a certain distance from children or schools.
  • Being barred from certain jobs: These can include particularly jobs such as teaching, counselling, or care giving, or certain professions.
  • Family fallout: If your charge is part of a domestic assault case, or if you are in the middle of a divorce with custody proceedings, your charge could have long-lasting consequences.
  • Social stigma: This can be severe, not only for you but for your family.

We will examine the details of the incident and the evidence against you, including evidence from witnesses. What you decide to do will depend on the strength of the case against you and your priorities. It’s important for you to understand exactly what you are facing before making any decisions.

If we determine that your best chance is in going to trial, we will defend you and cross-examine witnesses. If you decide that what is best is to plead, we will protect you from excessive penalties and find any opportunities to minimize the penalties, such as counselling or programs.

There are two very important aspects of sexual assault allegations. The first one is the social stigma. People with such charges may receive restrictions to using cell phones and the internet. In some cases, the accused may lose their job or grow apart form their family. It is important to note that conviction may result in jail time and will lead to inclusion in sex offender registries. Given all this, it is essential that you turn to Sexual Assault Lawyer Hamilton to receive help. The job of your counselor and our whole team is to provide full legal help and all the support that you require to go through this difficult period in your life.

The second aspect has to do with the complexity of such cases. The aspect of consent requires careful studying as it may get different interpretations depending on the circumstances. Scientific and medical evidence including genetic samples may be involved. Your lawyer will work with experienced experts in these and all other specialist fields to build a strong defence case for you.

It all starts with full legal advice intended to clarify the situation for you and to make the best decision regarding your representation. When you choose Sexual Assault Lawyer Hamilton, you will be in good hands. You will receive legal representation at all stages of the legal process starting from the bail hearing. Your counselor will start studying your case right away. This involves everything from examining the evidence and reviewing any available witness testimonies to interviewing different specialists. The analysis of the information is used for developing a complete strategy for your defence. It will be based on the best legal instruments available and provide for all challenges that may arise.

You will receive all the personal attention that you require and the best preparation for appearing in court. Your lawyer and the support staff members will always be available to give you answers, to clarify things and to provide support. The professional will fight with perseverance and zeal to achieve the desired result.

To receive legal help in case of sexual assault allegations, reach us now.