Sexual assault is where one commits an assault on another that is sexual. An Assault as defined in the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 265, is where a person intentionally applies force, directly or indirectly to another, without their consent.
Sentencing can vary from case to case. It all depends on how the Crown chooses to proceed with the case, whether by “indictment” or “summary conviction.” They have to assess the facts of the case and decide on the appropriate punishment for the accused.
If convicted, the guilty party gets placed in the provincial and national sex offender’s registry. It results in the strict supervision of the accused by the police, for an indefinite period. There is also the stigma of damaging one’s reputation and sexual integrity.
Grewal Law works around the clock to defend a sexual offense charge. Feel free to dial Brampton’s reliable Criminal Lawyers who will go over and beyond to get you a fair hearing.