Sexual Assault can range from relatively minor unwanted contact of a sexual nature such as a kiss, a brief touch, to much more invasive unwanted sexual contact. Regardless, if convicted, the accused MUST register with the sex offender registry and will likely have several other ancillary orders such as providing a sample of DNA into the DNA databank; a weapons prohibition; and, other very serious orders which will restrict your freedom and ability to travel and work abroad. You need effective and experienced legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected. I can help you navigate these treacherous waters. Where the sexual contact involves a young person under the age of 18, you may be charged with sexual interference or invitation to sexual touching.

Our team has the knowledge and extensive trial experience to explain the details of your case and outline your options moving forward. What makes us different from most firms is that we are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions about your assault case and want to know the best way to proceed, then contact us now for a free consultation. It is vital that you receive a full and frank review of your case as soon as possible.


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FAQ: Sexual Offences

Sexual Offences / Sexual Assault may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment.

Sexual assault charges are complex and very stressful and emotional for all parties. Sexual assaults are generally prosecuted by way of Indictment and usually result in sentences which include significant incarceration and registration on both the Provincial and National Sex Offender Registries. As such, it is important to have experienced and effective counsel. Our office can help you understand the specifics of your case and the potential penalties you may be facing. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Sexual Assault is any form of sexual activity with another person without their consent. It includes touching, grabbing, kissing, and attempted or completed oral, anal, or vaginal intercourse without consent.

Canadian criminal law has very specific and detailed laws relating to the age of consent and the capacity of a person to consent to sexual contact due to, but not limited to: the age of the victim; the use of drugs or alcohol by the victim, or, accused; and, the positive steps that must be taken to ensure consent is freely given before sexual activity commences.
The Criminal Code of Canada States for Sexual Acts with a Minor: 151 Sexual interference

151. Every person who, for a sexual purpose, touches, directly or indirectly, with a part of the body or with an object, any part of the body of a person under the age of fourteen years is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction. R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 151; R.S., 1985, c. 19 (3rd Supp.), s. 1.

In addition to assisting you in the defence of Sexual Assault, we can assist in any sex-related offence, including, but not limited to: Sexual Touching; Invitation to Sexual Touching; and, Counsel to Commit and Indictable Offence. These cases are all very serious; very stressful; can destroy your reputation and rip families apart. You need effective and experienced legal counsel to assist you in these complex cases. We can use our experience to help you. Call us, anytime.
Sexual interference may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment.

Sexual interference is normally prosecuted by Indictment – although, it can also be prosecuted by summary conviction. Very serious penalties, including lengthy sentences of incarceration and registration on the National and Provincial Sex Offender Registry are likely if you are convicted of one of these offences. You need experienced and effective counsel to help you navigate the judicial system and the inherent difficulties associated with defending these types of charges. We can help.
Our office is mainly focused on cases in London, Ontario and surrounding areas, although in some circumstances we have taken on cases outside of this area. Ron Ellis Law has assisted clients from coast to coast - travelling to British Columbia, Halifax and the far north to defend clients. We have also assisted clients in the United States and Europe. We are willing to travel to assist you. We will also defend clients who are publicly funded through Legal Aid Ontario. If you're interested in obtaining legal counsel from Ron Ellis Law please call our office and set up an appointment so we can review the specifics of your case.

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