The Kruse Law Firm brings vast experience, passion, and a wealth of knowledge specific to sexual assault cases. They have the ways and means to successfully develop a defence that is consistent with their client’s version of events. We believe that when our clients maintain their innocence, they deserve to be defended with the skill and passion our Kitchener sexual assault lawyers are known for.
Contacting a criminal defence lawyer is a critical first step in fighting serious charges that can have a life-long negative impact on your freedom and reputation.
Definition of Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault is any assault of a sexual nature that violates the victim. It involves a sexual act that takes place without consent on the part of one of the parties. Most of these crimes are ‘he said, she said’ situations where there is a significant grey area. If you are accused of sexual assault, our Kitchener sexual assault lawyers can best advise you.
A charge of sexual assault can be a ‘he said, she said’ situation, or it can be a violent encounter. No matter the situation, this is a serious charge, and proving your innocence is the most important thing to your Kitchener sexual assault lawyer.
Criminal Code Definition of Sexual Assault
The Criminal Code definition of sexual assault includes:
- Using force in a sexual context without the consent of the other person
- Using threats or gestures that make the other person believe that they are in danger and have no choice but to give in to the sexual demands
- Having a weapon visible or using a weapon to threaten or intimidate the victim into complying with sexual demands
Consequences of a Sexual Assault Charge
A simple accusation of sexual assault can ruin your reputation as well as your personal and professional life. It can stop you from completing your education. If an accusation becomes a formal charge, you might not be able to recover some of these aspects of your life. Your innocence must be proven to give you the best chance of picking up the pieces and moving forward.
If you are convicted of a sexual assault in Kitchener, it is unlikely that you will avoid a jail term, except for possibly the most minor of sexual assault charges. You could face up to 14 years in jail if the victim is under the age of 16 or if you are in a position of trust towards a young person.
If the sexual assault involved a person older than 16, the maximum jail time is ten years. Your sentence would depend on the severity of the case, any mitigating factors, your background, and previous character and other factors that might provide some degree of leniency. This is why you need a Kitchener sexual assault lawyer to represent you and advise you as to what is the best approach in your case.
Retaining Kruse Law Firm
When looking for the right Kitchener sexual assault lawyer, look no further than the Kruse Law Firm. They have the knowledge and experience to prepare your best defence. It is important to choose your lawyer early so that they can protect you throughout the entire legal process.
Michael Kruse is a seasoned criminal lawyer with years of experience successfully defending clients who have been charged with sexual crimes. He has more than 30 years of trial experience in Ontario and has earned his reputation as a leader in the criminal defence field.
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