Regardless of whether you are guilty or innocent, if you are charged with a sexual offence including but not limited to sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching, possession or distribution of child pornography, luring children, indecent exposure, voyeurism, human trafficking, or incest, you need an experienced lawyer with an expertise in Sexual Assault law to ensure you have the best opportunity for a favourable result.
Sexual assault law in Canada is ever changing thus making it imperative you select a criminal defence lawyer who practices frequently in this area of law. There are several stages of the prosecution of a sexual offence that require important decisions on the part of the accused that you should not make without the guidance of experienced counsel.
When you are initially charged with a sexual offence, there will be bail considerations and an opportunity for negotiations with the Crown. Ultimately, if you are not guilty, you may end up having to go to trial. We are highly experienced in handling Sexual Assault cases that do end up going in this direction.
An experienced lawyer will help you decide in which level of court your particular case should be heard, in order to provide the best chances for an acquittal. Depending on the age and relationship to you of the complainant, a preliminary inquiry may or may not be fruitful. There are a wide range of highly technical procedures available to the Crown that a good Sexual Assault lawyer knows how to anticipate and oppose.
If you have been charged with or are being investigated for a sexual offence, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation. Filkow Law has offices in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Kelowna, BC for your convenience.