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How Quickly Sexual Assault Laws are Changing

Sexual assault laws are changing in Canada. Political movements like #MeToo and several high-profile sexual assault cases in Canada have shed light on sexual assault laws and how these crimes are reported and charged.

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Understanding Charges Of Voyeurism

Voyeurism, or the act of secretly watching or recording a person who is naked for sexual purposes, is a recent addition to the criminal code. It was added in 2005 in response to the invention of new technology that makes recording video and images possible in more...

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Defending Against Charges of Sexual Interference

Sexual interference involves indirect or direct touching for sexual purposes of a person under the age of consent. In Canada, the age of consent is generally 16 years of age, though it can be up to 18 if the other person involved is in a position of trust or authority...

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Accused of Sexual Assault: What Should I Do?

Facing charges for sexual assault is a frightening prospect. It’s a sensitive topic matter that can have an immediate, and lasting, impact on your freedom, career, and personal relationships. If you are accused of sexual assault follow these basic steps to protect...

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Changes to Mandatory Minimum Sentencing For Sexual Offences

Mandatory minimum sentences control judicial discretion. This is supposed to help reduce certain crimes by sending a message to the public that these offences will not be tolerated, and they will be punished severely. In Canada, some sexual offences have mandatory...

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Defining Consent in Sexual Assault

Consent is an issue that arises in many areas of criminal law in Canada. Issues surround consent are most often associated with assault-related charges. Specifically, what is consent within the sexual assault and within common physical assault-related cases?  But...

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The Sexual Assault Lawyers Guide To Charges & Defence

Sexual assault lawyers deal with complex laws and evidentiary issues. To help those who are facing sexual assault charges or looking to better understand them, we present the following guide. What is Sexual Assault in Canada? Sexual assault is any physical contact of...

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Sexual Assault In Hollywood North

Celebrity sexual assault charges have been erupting on the front pages of news media around the world. And every week it seems like there is someone new. Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Kevin Spacey, and Brett Ratner are just a few of those facing sexual assault...

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Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Diversion For Criminal Charges in Ontario

Many individuals facing criminal charges have questions about alternate methods of making up for the harm caused by their alleged crime instead of a prison sentence. In this post, we’ll examine what is meant by diversion, go through the diversion procedures and discuss who is eligible and what is...

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