Ottawa Sexual Assault Lawyers

Being charged with a sexual offence is a nightmare for the innocent. The consequences and stigma of a conviction are severe: loss of employment, mandatory minimum penalties, lengthy jails sentence, and the black mark of registry on a sexual-offenders database.

When the stakes are so high, expert legal representation is essential.

Sexual assault charges can involve a wide range of conduct, from an unwanted touch to allegations of rape. In many cases sexual assault charges may seem simple. There may only be two witnesses to the alleged sexual assault: the defendant and the complainant. In other cases, there may be complicated medical and DNA evidence. It takes experienced lawyers to understand the unique challenges of each case.

With sexual assault charges, there can often be a rush to judgment. The lawyers at Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP have years of experience defending every type of sexual assault. Whether before a judge or a jury, we have been able to expose when there is a motive to lie, prove when there was valid consent, or demonstrate a mistake in identification through an alibi.

Our lawyers are able to navigate the unique court rules that apply to sexual assault charges. In sexual assault cases, there are limits on the questions that a complainant can be asked. If a person accused of sexual assault wishes to ask questions about an accuser’s prior sexual activity, or access third party counselling or medical records, a special application must be brought.

Hard work, experience, and legal knowledge are essential to preserving your right to a fair trial.

If you have been contacted by the police to come in for questioning, you have the legal right to consult with a lawyer. The consequences of being found guilty of a sexual assault can have a dramatic impact on your life and your livelihood. Do not risk your rights or your freedom.

Protect yourself and your interests by contacting Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP at 613-235-9779 to schedule a free consultation.

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In a criminal trial, there is no room for mistakes. We are experienced criminal lawyers, ready to handle any type of charge - from impaired driving to murder. And if you have been convicted, it’s not over yet. Clients convicted of every kind of criminal offence put their faith in our criminal appeal team to deliver the just result they were denied at trial.

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We only do criminal law, and we do it well. Each defense and appeal lawyer at AGP will fight for your freedom, your rights, and your reputation. We have fought the toughest cases, from the trial courts to the Supreme Court of Canada. When you retain counsel from AGP you retain experienced, expert, respected counsel.

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ABERGEL GOLDSTEIN & PARTNERS LLP

116 Lisgar Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2
Tel: (613) 235-9779
Fax: (613) 235-8317
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