If you’re charged with or convicted of sexual offences in Brampton, you’ll be facing an uphill battle. It can include sexual assault, child pornography, sexual exploitation, and other related offences. At the law office of Edmond O. Brown, B.A., LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor, we are committed to keeping our clients off of sex offender lists and out of jail. Our lawyer specializes in planning and executing strategic defence for our clients convicted of various types of sexual offences. We represent clients in Brampton charged with offences based on:
A wide range of activities constitutes sexual assault crime in Brampton. Most situations leading to these sexual offences involve force or coercion. The punishment for sexual assault depends on the nature of the crime and age of the victim. It is a violent action, having an impact on the psychological and emotional well-being of the victims.
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Any person who commits a sexual assault, wounds, disfigures, or endangers the life of the victim is convicted under aggravated sexual assault crime charges. These offences may involve use of a prohibited firearm or a forced sexual act during the kidnapping. The convicted person is found guilty and liable to a maximum punishment of imprisonment for life.
It is an offence in Canada when any person intentionally touches, directly or indirectly, any part of the body of another person under the age of 16 years for a sexual approach. The sexual interference crime carries a maximum punishment of up to 14 years and a criminal record.
Invitation to Sexual Touching
Similar to sexual interference, it is an offence for any person with sexual intention to invite or counsel another person under the age of 16 years, directly or indirectly. The convicted person is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a maximum punishment of imprisonment of not more than 14 years.
These charges deal with the accused individuals who are in positions of trust or dependency towards the complainant between 16 and 18 years of age, and where there are alleged elements of invitation to sexual touching or sexual interference. The offence carries a maximum imprisonment of 10 years.
It is a crime for the purpose to create, distribute, access, or take possession any child pornography. It can result in serious criminal charges and jail sentences, even if the accused did not intend to commit such a crime. The imprisonment charges depend on various circumstances of the crime.
Making Child Pornography
Any person, who makes, distributes, or takes possession of explicit materials involving children, is found guilty and liable to imprisonment for a maximum period of 10 years. It is the high-end range of child pornography offences.
Possession of Child Pornography
An individual, who possesses any child pornography, is guilty and given a criminal record and jail sentence of not more than 5 years depending on the circumstances of the offence. It is referred to as the lower-end of child pornography offences.
Distribution of Child Pornography
This is considered one of the more serious forms of child pornography offences. When a person transmits, sells, advertises, imports, exports, or possesses the child pornography for the purpose of making it available, he or she will be charged under child luring. The offender is liable to imprisonment of not more than 10 years.
Publication of an Intimate Image Without Consent
Also referred to as “Revenge Porn”, it is illegal to share intimate pictures of another person without that person’s permission. If a person, knowingly, distributes, transmits, publishes, sells, or makes available an intimate image of a person without the permission of the victim, the convicted person will be found guilty and liable to a maximum imprisonment of not more than 5 years.
Sexual offences in Brampton are taken very seriously, and a conviction can potentially have lifelong negative consequences. Our legal team can discuss your version of the event and facts to formulate an effective legal defence to your charges. To schedule your free consultation, call us today.
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