The law relating to charges of sexual assault is extremely complicated.
The sexual history of the complainant may or may not be relevant at trial. Special motions are often necessary to acquire the necessary disclosure and gain the right to present this evidence. The timing of the complaint, the lack of corroborative evidence, and DNA are just some examples of issues that can arise in these cases.
Guelph Criminal Lawyer Joseph Fera has the expertise to handle these cases.
All sexual assault type charges are serious. Initial bail terms may be very onerous and restrictive. A conviction for these types of offences can result in jail sentences, criminal records, weapon prohibitions and being registered as a sex offender. It is important to seek legal counsel to ensure that you are properly protected as your matter proceeds through the court process.