After an arrest for sexual assault or another sex crime in Ontario, a number of crucial issues that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. The first issue after an arrest is getting the accused individual out of jail. An even more important priority, however, is dealing with restrictions about returning home and having contact with children and other loved ones.
In Ottawa, if convicted of sexual assault charges, you’ll have to deal with potential criminal penalties, which can also include lengthy terms of incarceration and the lasting implications of being a sex offender, which includes registration on the sex offender registry.
At Engel & Associates, our lawyers understand that even the allegation of sexual assault can change your life. Since many people assume guilt from day one, dealing with the damage to their reputation, along with the criminal penalties, can be terrifying.
In Ottawa, a conviction for domestic assault on a spouse or partner can affect your life in many ways. A criminal record may make it more difficult for you in the job market. You may not be able to travel to the United States. In what may be the biggest impact of them all, you may be unable to see your children or to actively participate in their lives.
At Engel & Associates, our lawyers use their experience and resources to investigate domestic assault charges. Our firm will work hard to determine what actually happened and whether allegations of abuse were fabricated or embellished by someone who had an emotional motivation for filing the charges.