Sex Crimes & Sexual Offences Lawyers in Ottawa

There are no more stigmatizing offences in Canadian criminal law than sexual offences. These charges often result in a professional and personal stigma that is difficult to overcome.

Even being charged can result in loss of dignity and livelihood; and a conviction will place your freedom at risk, with a possible mandatory prison sentence for some offences.

In some cases, the allegations are false.

In Canada, you are innocent until proven guilty. You are constitutionally entitled to make full answer and defence to the charges you are facing.

We have been defending people accused of sexual offences for many years.

As your lawyers, we will provide a sophisticated defence of your case by:

  • Carefully examining all the evidence against you
  • Looking for any weaknesses or gaps in the case against you
  • Devising a strategy to mount the best defence possible
  • Making applications for disclosure or production of relevant material
  • Vigorously defending you in court

Experienced defence for sexual offences

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is non-consensual touching of a sexual nature.

Even being accused of it can immediately affect relationships and family life.

If you are charged and convicted, the penalties are harsh and may involve prison time. You will undergo continued monitoring as a sex offender and your employment may be affected.

The effect on reputations can be devastating and the stress of the case can affect people’s health and well-being.

If you are innocent, the claims against you are fabricated, or there is a genuine misunderstanding about consent, you need an experienced lawyer  to vigorously defend your case and limit the damaging effects on your future.

Such cases are often complex. A successful defence requires sophisticated legal knowledge with an in-depth understanding of the laws and considerable experience in defending sexual assault charges.

Child pornography

Few things horrify a community more than someone accused of child pornography.

For anyone accused of the crime, the stress involved with damage to reputation and the stigma attached to the offence can have life-changing effects.

The possibility of jail time is high for people convicted.

It is illegal to:

  • Possess child pornography
  • View or access child pornography
  • Make, publish, print, or possess it for the purpose of publishing
  • Transmit, sell, distribute, or make it available

However, genuine mistakes do happen. People are wrongly accused.

No matter what,  you are still innocent until proven guilty.

The prosecution will build a case against you, usually based on computer or other digital evidence. Our lawyers are experienced at assessing forensic examination reports and other materials. 

We will also carefully scrutinize any warrants or other judicial authorizations used in the investigation of your case. If there are legal or factual flaws in these warrants, we may be able to argue for the exclusion of all evidence against you.

There is still hope and we will defend you, skillfully and vigorously. 


In the Criminal Code, voyeurism is defined as follows:

Every one commits an offence who, surreptitiously, observes — including by mechanical or electronic means — or makes a visual recording of a person who is in circumstances that give rise to a reasonable expectation of privacy, if

(a) the person is in a place in which a person can reasonably be expected to be nude, to expose his or her genital organs or anal region or her breasts, or to be engaged in explicit sexual activity;

(b) the person is nude, is exposing his or her genital organs or anal region or her breasts, or is engaged in explicit sexual activity, and the observation or recording is done for the purpose of observing or recording a person in such a state or engaged in such an activity; or

(c) the observation or recording is done for a sexual purpose.

An accusation of voyeurism can result in damage to reputation and livelihood, and a conviction may lead to a prison sentence up to five years.

We can provide a sophisticated and powerful defence to fight the charge against you.

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