Practice Areas

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault includes a wide range of conduct, from an unwanted kiss to intercourse with an intoxicated person who cannot consent. As a result of recent changes to the law, sexual assault has become one of the most difficult offences to defend in Canada. The ability to use emails and text messages exchanged between the parties to confront the accuser now require special permission from the judge. In addition, prior instances of sexual activities between the parties cannot be relied upon to argue that consent was more likely or that the complainant should not be believed. The consequences of being found guilty are disastrous and often result in serious jail sentences and registry as a sex offender. At Titan Defence, we have successfully defended people who have been accused of sexual assault, both in the context of an intimate partner and other types of encounters.