An accusation of sexual assault can have a lasting negative impact, rippling throughout various aspects of your life. Along with your personal relationships, your current and future employability may also be compromised. Dealing with these circumstances, and the stress and frustration they can create, can be devastating for anyone. If you have been charged with a sex crime, the Brampton lawyers at Jaki Freeman & Associates can help.
How Sexual Assault Charges Can Affect Your Life
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding them, sexual assault allegations can have grave consequences. Depending on the severity of the accusation, you may face:
When tried as a summary offence, sexual assault can result in up to $2,000 in punitive fines and may be paired with a jail term.
Every level of sexual assault charge carries a possible sentence of jail time. However, the sentence length varies according to the severity of the offence. For example, assault tried as an indictable offence may result in up to 10 years in prison, while aggravated sexual assault can result in life imprisonment.
Registration as a sex offender
If you are convicted of a sex offence anywhere in Canada, you must register as a sex offender. You would be considered a sex offender for at least 10 years, during which time you may be subject to government restrictions.
Put your criminal case in the hands of a dedicated legal team that will vigorously defend your interests. Call the criminal defence lawyers at Jaki Freeman & Associates today.