Ottawa Sexual Offences Lawyer Defends Ontario Residents
Sex crimes are the most heinous offences in Canada. If you are accused of a sex crime in Ottawa, your reputation and freedom are on the line and you need to act quickly to protect your future. The penalties against you are severe and you face life-long repercussions if you are convicted. Even a wrongful accusation can be extremely damaging to your personal and professional life.
At David Anber’s Law Office, we recognize the seriousness of the charges against you. As soon as you retain our services, we work swiftly to gather evidence to support your innocence. Whether you are accused of sexual assault, unwanted touching, or rape, we can tailor you a strategic defense. To schedule a free, initial consultation to speak with one of our skilled sex crime defence lawyers, call 1-888-989-3946 or contact us online.
Sexual offenses overview
In Canada, a sexual offence occurs when a victim does not consent to any form of sexual contact or is below the age of consent in Canada. The term “sexual offences” refers to several different charges including exploitation, sexual interference, and sexual assault.
An accusation for any type of sex crime will have lasting consequences on nearly every aspect of your life. Merely being charged with a sex crime can cause financial distress, social problems, and constant stress. However, you do not have to fight alone. Our experienced Ottawa lawyers can review the evidence against you, interview witnesses, and help you build a formidable defense.
Defending sexual offences
In Ontario, common defense strategies for sexual crime charges may include:
- Consent — You may argue that the sexual activity was consensual and that the victim had agreed to the act.
- Misidentification — If you are not the person responsible for the crime, you may have been wrongly accused.
- Fabricated allegations — The allegations against you may be false. In some cases, an alleged victim — a co-worker, jilted lover, or family member — will make a false allegation to hurt someone’s reputation.
- Alibi — You may simply have an alibi establishing that you were not physically present at the time/location where the crime occurred.
- Mental disorder — If you were suffering from mental illness at the time of the alleged offense, you may be able to argue that you were not capable of understanding the nature of your actions.
The specific defense strategy your lawyer uses will depend on the facts and circumstances of your individual case.
Due to the sensitive nature of sex crime charges, we understand the importance of providing discreet service to our clients. Our experienced legal team provides prudent counsel for a wide range of sexual offences in Ottawa and Quebec, including:
- Sexual interference
- Sexual assault
- Criminal harassment
- Child pornography
- Internet luring
- Sexual exploitation
- Rape / date rape
- Computer sex offences
We understand that it is common for sexual offence cases to receive unwanted media attention. As such, we work carefully to minimize any negative publicity that could possibly arise from charges against you. Further, you can rest assured that any details we gather regarding your case will be strictly confidential.
Ottawa sexual offence lawyers fight for you
A mere accusation of a sex crime is enough to sink many careers and relationships. At David Anber’s Law Office, we understand the seriousness of sex crime allegations in Ontario. The moment you seek our help we begin working to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We will leave no stone unturned in our search for evidence to support your innocence. To schedule a free, initial consultation to discuss your case with one of our highly skilled sex crime defence lawyers, call 1-888-989-3946 or contact us online.