Sexual assault, as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada, encompasses any undesired sexual contact or activity perpetrated without consent. The defining factor is the violation of the victim's sexual integrity through acts of a sexual nature, rather than contact with specific body parts.
Consent is a crucial component, and its absence differentiates sexual assault from consensual sexual activities.
Types of Sexual Assault Charges
- Simple Sexual Assault: Non-consensual sexual contact or activity.
- Sexual Assault Involving a Weapon, Threats to a Third Party, or Bodily Harm: Entails the use of a weapon, threats to injure another person, or inflicting bodily harm on the victim.
- Aggravated Sexual Assault: Charged when the assault results in the victim being wounded, maimed, disfigured, or their life being endangered.
Conviction for sexual assault can lead to imprisonment, fines, probation, and additional consequences like being listed on the National Sex Offender Registry.
Facing Sexual Assault Charges? Seek Legal Representation
When dealing with sexual assault charges, it's crucial to have an experienced lawyer by your side. A skilled sexual assault lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, safeguard your rights, and craft a robust defence strategy tailored to your specific case.
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