Oshawa Lawyers Defend Sexual Offences Involving Children
The stigma attached to being charged with a sexual offence involving a child can turn your life upside down, even without a conviction. If convicted of a sexual offence involving a child, you could face a stigmatizing criminal record, mandatory registration on a sex offender registry and significant jail time. Your reputation in the community could be ruined, and your family torn apart. You could also be ordered to stay away from places where children under 16 might congregate, such as public parks and school playgrounds.
Sexual interference is a related offence which involves sexually touching someone who is under the age of 16. It is important to note that the age of consent used to be 14, but it was changed to 16 in 2008.
Invitation to Sexual Touching involves asking someone who is under the age of 16 to engage in any touching, either direct or indirect, of a sexual nature. Actual physical touching is not necessary for this charge. This charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year in jail for an indictable offence, with a maximum of 10 years in jail.
Sexual exploitation is another related offence which involves touching someone who is under the age of 18 when you are in a position of authority over them such as a teacher to a student or an employer to an employee.
Protect Your Rights And Your Reputation
At Affleck & BarrisonLLP, our lawyers have developed special expertise in the area of child cross-examination. We have significant experience successfully defending clients against these types of charges. Our lawyers have built a strong reputation for effectively representing clients charged with all types of sexual offences against children.
Contact Our Experienced Oshawa And Durham Region Defence Lawyers
We have a reputation for acting quickly and discretely. Contact us online or at 905-404-1947 to speak with one of our experienced Oshawa lawyers specializing in the defence of sexual offences involving children. We offer a variety of payment options, including private retainers and Legal Aid. For your convenience, we also offer 24-hour phone services and a free confidential consultation.
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We can help you at whatever stage of the criminal justice process you may find yourself, from bail hearings to trial representation to final resolution.
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Given your unique needs, we take the most appropriate path for resolution in each particular case, whether through negotiating with the Crown or through more formal court proceedings.
Our efforts have earned us a reputation as reliable and effective lawyers within our community. As trial lawyers, we can routinely be seen in court, and our firm’s members are well-respected by the Crown’s office and the judiciary.