Vancouver Sexual Assault Charge Lawyers
British Columbia Sex Crimes Defence Law Firm
At Mines & Company, we have more than 20 years of experience defending sex assault and other sex crime charges. We represent clients in the Lower Mainland and throughout British Columbia. Our lawyers are skilled, hardworking and dedicated to achieving the best possible results in these serious and potentially life-changing cases.
When defending against sex assault and other sex crimes such as sexual interference, one of the key issues is the credibility of the complainant and other witnesses. Was alcohol or other intoxicants involved? Was there an element of consent? In cases where age of consent plays a role, was there misinformation about the age of the complainant? DNA evidence may also be a factor in these cases. We know the questions to ask, and we know how to get the answers necessary to get results.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. M.T. in New Westminster Provincial Court), our client was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. The Crown sought a jail sentence. At trial, we obtained a six-month conditional sentence for our client, followed by probation. No jail.
Allegations of sexual assault carry serious consequences. Even if they do not lead to a conviction, the allegations alone carry a stigma that can impact your life. Recent amendments to the Criminal Code mean that sex assault convictions generally result in jail sentences. Offenders have to register in accordance with the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA). Our goal is to get you through a charge with as little impact as possible.
Start With a Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Vancouver sexual assault charge lawyers, call 877-467-1804 or contact us via e-mail.