Sexual assault is essentially 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 wellbeing.
If you are innocent, the claims against you are fabricated, or there is a genuine misunderstanding about consent, a skilled lawyer will be able to vigorously defend your name and limit the damaging effects on your future.
Such cases are often complex. A successful defence requires sophisticated lawyers with an in-depth understanding of the laws and considerable experience in defending sexual assault charges.
Voyeurism is a criminal offence that was added to the Criminal Code in 2005, with the growth of technologies that could be used for “spying” on people.
It is explained in the Criminal Code like this:
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.