The charge of sexual assault is covered by section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada. It involves the punishments if an indictable offence an imprisonment of not more than 10 years, and if the complainant is under 16 years of age then imprisonment of not more than 14 years and minimum punishment of one year imprisonment. For an offence punishable on summary conviction. Imprisonment not more than 18 months, or of the complainant is less the 16 years of age; to imprisonment not more than two years less a day and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of six months.
Sexual offences such as sexual assault and other related charges can seriously damage the lives of individuals and their families. This charge carries a damaging and negative stigma greater than most other criminal allegations. This can be defined as an assault with a sexual nature, that is carried out against another person, without their consent. In the Canadian Justice System this is considered a very serious crime. However, there are a number of available defences that can be utilized, depending on the various details of the case. One of the central issues is consent. For this you need an experienced lawyer who conducted multiple trials on this issue and has effective cross-examination skills to win at Court. An experienced lawyer is essential for this offence as the consequences of conviction can lead to criminal conviction, jail but also being placed on SOIRA; Sexual Offender Information Registry Act for minimum of 10 years in summary conviction cases and 20 years in indictable cases.
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There are variety of sexual offences Mr. Singh has experience in representing his clients. These include sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, aggravated sexual assault.
The offence of sexual interference involves touching of a person who is under 16 years of age. One of the requirements is that the accused must take reasonable steps to ascertain the age of the complainant
Over the years the sentences for sexual assault related offences have gone up and accused often find themselves facing sentence of time in years. The higher courts have encouraged lower courts to increase the plenty for this offence. Therefore it is important that the case from the start be handled by lawyer who has both the knowledge of the law and extensive experience to deal with this case.