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Sexual Assault

If you have been accused of sexual assault in Toronto, you need legal counsel ASAP. Contact Phillip Motta and team today on 416-815-2121 for expert advice. 

Being accused of sexual assault is one of the most serious accusations that can be made against you. Not only is it damaging to your character and reputation, but if proven it can bring serious legal consequences for you. Sexual assault in Toronto can lead to significant time in prison, but it can also follow you around for life.

If you have been alleged to have committed a sexual assault, you need help fighting this charge. Do not take this on alone: contact Phillip Motta and the team for a criminal defense attorney in Toronto with extensive experience in this field.

What Is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is, as the name implies, assault of a sexual nature. This could be anything from using threatening and sexual language inappropriately to physically touching someone in a way they did not consent to, leading to major charges such as rape.

This is a serious crime to be accused of, and it is natural that you might feel uneasy about what to do next. Our advice to anyone accused of sexual assault is to say nothing but to immediately contact legal counsel. Even if you know you have done nothing wrong, it is vital to have a lawyer represent you in this case.

The law surrounding sexual assault is deep, complex, and multifaceted. It requires the years of experience that we have to parse this law and to help fight your corner. So many factors can determine the success or failure of a sexual assault case, ranging from what was said in initial interviews to the use of corroborative evidence. As such, there is no downside to having a defense attorney in Toronto help to build your case with you so you can defend – and clear – your name.

Sexual Assault Police Interviews

If you are accused of sexual assault, it is common for law enforcement to approach you to make a statement. The law will always look to hear both sides of the story.

However, it is not uncommon for tactics to be used such as suggesting that impending DNA tests are coming, or that you should be open with the police as “you have nothing to hide” – the police in Toronto can even claim to have evidence that does not exist to ensure you cooperate and tell them the story.

Remember that you have the right to remain silent during these accusations. You have a legal right to stay silent and to provide no testimony: we recommend that you contact us immediately.

What Is The Punishment For Sexual Assault In Toronto?

The punishment can change depending on the severity of the accusation. However, the conviction can lead to issues for you in the long-term. For one, you could face time in prison if you are found guilty – how long depends on the severity of the accusation. You could also find it hard to land a job in the future, as well as find yourself on the National Sex Offender Registry.

Not only could this inhibit your future career and personal life, but it can make international travel much more challenging. This could stain your reputation forever, limiting where you can work, where you can travel, and who you can spend time with.

Get Support Against Sexual Assault Accusations In Toronto

If you have been accused of sexual assault, it is vital that you fight the charge as vigorously as possible. However, remember that you are under no obligation to tell the police anything. It is natural for you to feel emotional after such an accusation; try, though, to avoid saying anything and instead contact us.

The sooner you speak to a member of our team, the sooner we can arrive to give you the advice you need. We have skilled, experienced lawyers who have dealt with sexual assault cases in the past. Contact us today to discuss your circumstances, and we can help you to build a plan to defeat these charges or, if found guilty, mitigate the damage that it has to your life and career.


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