You were seeing someone for a while but things ended poorly. Or maybe you and your spouse have hit a rough patch in your marriage. Or maybe you went out on a first date that resulted in a brief sexual encounter. Or maybe you were just “testing the waters” with someone at a party or at a bar. Or maybe you don’t even know who this person is who is now claiming that 5, 10, 20 or even 30 years ago you sexually assaulted them.
But now there is a knock at the door and it is the police. You are under arrest for Sexual Assault. You have entered into the strange and frightening world of our sexual offence laws.
In the world of sexual offence accusations there are usually no independent witnesses, no physical evidence, and no means to firmly establish your innocence. It is your own word versus the word of your accuser. If you are convicted you will almost always receive a jail sentence. If your accuser is a child, or was a child when the alleged assault occurred, you will face a mandatory minimum jail sentence.
Fortunately the standard for conviction in very high: like every other charge in the Criminal Code, an allegation of Sexual Assault must be proven Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. Effective legal assistance will level the playing field and give you a real chance to salvage your reputation, and your freedom.
At Lo Greco Stilman LLP we use our extensive courtroom experience and knowledge of the law to fashion the most effective defence available. We take the time to review the evidence against you, speak to witnesses who can support your position, and thoroughly prepare you for your trial. At trial we adopt a methodical approach in our cross-examinations which will plant the seeds of doubt.
The lawyers at the firm of Lo Greco Stilman all have over 20 years experience fighting for the rights of our clients. If you are facing a Sexual Assault charge contact us today at 416-488-4110 or toll-free at 1-855-296-3191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.