Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Offences including Rape Charges
Sexual assault and other allegations involving sex crimes can result in serious consequences that follow a person for the rest of his or her life. In addition to a criminal record, conviction for a sexual crime requires the convicted person to register with national and provincial sex offender registries for a period between ten years and life, depending on the severity of the crime.
This combination of penalties can render gainful employment virtually impossible and severely undermine privacy and even the ability to attend school or obtain housing.
As an experienced defence lawyer who has represented scores of people charged with sexual offences in Toronto and throughout Ontario, David G. Bayliss understands his clients’ worries and fears, and he is dedicated to providing a strong defence.
Shock and disbelief are the most common reactions of a person accused of a sex offence. At such times, it is important to turn to an experienced Toronto criminal defence lawyer with a proven record of success.
While every person has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty under Canadian law and particularly the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, in cases involving sexual offences, a bias against the defendant—an assumption of guilt—is often present from the moment of the accusation. With sexual offence allegations in the current climate, the presumption of innocence is in danger of becoming politically incorrect.
False allegations can be made in the context of any crime and sexual offences are no different. A false allegation of a crime that is sexual in nature has the very real potential to destroy one’s career, even where the falsity of the allegation has been demonstrated in court.
David G. Bayliss Professional Corporation has successfully defended scores of people facing devastating sex charges, including:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual interference with a minor
- Sexual exploitation
- Internet luring and other computer based sexual crimes
- Possession of child pornography
Obtaining bail following a charge for a sexual offence can be difficult in some Ontario jurisdictions. When granted, the prosecution may seek very restrictive conditions, severely limiting the defendant’s movements and associations. A savvy and experienced Toronto defence lawyer is essential to prevent this from occurring.
Contact the Toronto criminal law firm of David G. Bayliss online or call 416.598.5250 to learn more about obtaining bail on reasonable terms following an arrest for a sexual offence and to schedule a free initial consultation with a highly experienced Toronto sexual assault defence lawyer.
Read my articles on The Consequences of An Allegation of Sexual Assault and Child Pornography Investigations, Prosecutions and Defences in Canada