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SOHI LAW GROUPSexual Assault

Sexual assault is a criminal offence under Canada's Criminal Code. It is critical to comprehend Section 271 of the Criminal Code in order to grasp the punishment for sexual assault.

Sexual Assault

Everyone who commits a sexual assault is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years or, if the complainant is under the age of 16 years, to imprisonment for a term of not more than 14 years and minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of one year; or (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than one year.

If the complainant is under the age of 16, he or she faces imprisonment for a term of no more than two years, less than a day, with a minimum sentence of six months.

One of the elements for this type of charge is consent to voluntarily engage in sexual activity. The facts of your case will determine whether or not voluntary consent was obtained.

There are also circumstances in which consent is not accepted, as stated in the Criminal Code.

Do not enter a guilty plea until you have spoken with duty counsel or a sexual assault criminal defence lawyer about your criminal case. It’s also critical to understand your legal rights and ensure that they are protected.

Call (604) 265-0666 today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Sexual Assault Criminal Defence Lawyer. A criminal Defense Lawyer will defend your case and fight for you to ensure that you get the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.


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