Sexual Assault Defence Lawyer

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Charged With a Sexual Assault?

Semyonov Law is an Experienced & Affordable Sexual Violence Lawyer

At Semyonov Law, we will provide you with quality legal representation to improve your sexual assault defence and support you all the way through the judicial process. 

 

Semyonov is a highly experienced sexual assault lawyer from Newmarket, with the legal knowledge to steer you in the right direction during your court proceedings, afford you peace of mind by addressing your concerns quickly and accurately, and improve the chances of your success at court. 

 

If you need a reliable sexual interference defence lawyer, Semyonov Law will be able to help and work on your side. If you have any more pressing questions, please take a look at our FAQs below. 

Sexual violence can have repercussions into your future if handled improperly. I strongly suggest seeking out a criminal defence attorney without delay to strengthen your case from day one. 

I’m available to answer your questions. Contact Semyonov Law today at:

(647) 292-3377

info@semyonovlaw.com

Your first step should be to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Authorities do not have the right to deny you one and you should have the freedom to defend yourself. From there, we’ll thoroughly analyze and review the details of your case and determine the pros and cons of going to trial. 

This process can take several discussions and we take into account the odds of a successful defence. We’ll also go over the risks of going to trial versus negotiating a plea deal with the Crown attorney. We’ll take your opinions into consideration and work together to reach a decision that works in your favour. 

You can expect the trial to begin around six to eight months after the initial charge has been laid. It may also take a full year, depending on the case, so you’ll have to be patient as it is a long process. Rest assured, Semyonov Law is with you at every step of the way. 

We’ll use this much needed time to prepare your defence and walk you through how to handle the prosecutor’s cross-examination.

On the day that the trial is set to take place, the Crown will begin by calling all witnesses to the stand. From there, our defence team will cross-examine them and look for any inconsistencies, biases, and weaknesses in the Crown’s case that support your defence. 

We’ll make the decision afterward to determine whether the complainant or any other witnesses should testify. Closing arguments are made from both sides soon after.   

The penalties and consequences of sexual assault range broadly depending on the severity of the case, eg. if there was a weapon involved. Serious sexual assault charges in Ontario can result in sentences that span several years. These terms can be longer if you have a prior conviction on your criminal record. 

If a sexual assault is committed against an adult, minimum sentences can range from 15 months to 2 years or 2 to 3 years in a penitentiary system if your case involves date rape. Sexual assault against a child carries more severe penalties and a likely indictment by the Crown. This carries a 6 to 12-year sentence. 

Lastly, you’ll also be required to add your name to the National Sex Offender Registry if convicted.

This can depend on whether the prosecution proceeds with a minor summary conviction or a serious indictable charge. The process can be strict, detailed, and complex. For more minor offences, the prosecution may set up a summary conviction that moves to a 1-3 day trial. Busier courthouses in Ontario may slow this process to 12-15 months, providing a more realistic timeline of how long the process goes. 

For more serious charges, the court process can take longer, beginning with a first appearance 3-6 weeks after the accused’s arrest and 2-4 months of appearances in Ontario’s remand court, where the defence attorney receives all the information from the Crown attorney. Due to the many courthouse bookings in the GTA, it is not uncommon for trial dates to start 2-3 years after the date of arrest. 


Time is of the Essence

Strengthen Your Case With a Trusted Sexual Assault Defence Lawyer

 

Have you recently been charged with sexual assault? Don’t delay. Contact Semyonov Law, a trusted Newmarket law firm and get the justice and peace of mind you need.

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