Experienced Sexual Assault Lawyer in Toronto
There is no other way to say it: a charge of sexual misconduct is devastating. You may have been charged based only on the say so of another party. You feel alone and helpless. Even if you explained to the police what happened, they did not listen. Your are facing overwhelming police and Crown resources that are built to investigate and prosecute these charges. The allegation alone can impact all aspects of one’s life, including employment, family and reputation in the community.
There are a range of offences that fall call under the category sexual misconduct offences, including:
- Sexual Assault
- Invitation to Sexual Touching
- Sexual Interference
- Publication of Private Images
- Historic Sexual Assault
- Human Trafficking
- Possession of Child Pornography
Richard has successfully assisted individuals and their families facing such allegations for over 20 years, including first-time defendants, professionals and students.
Richard will leave no stone unturned to ensure that your good name is restored. He will speak to the Crown to determine whether the case can be concluded without the need for a trial. In some instances, that can be a complete withdrawal of the charges. In other cases, he has secured acquittals after trial.
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Richard is always available to meet with you one-on-one to review the evidence, answer your questions and identify strategies for a successful result.
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A free consultation is available for clients in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa, Barrie, Hamilton, Newmarket and throughout Southern Ontario.
Sexual Assault Case Successes
R. v. D.H. (Oshawa)
- Allegations: D.H. charged with sexual assault.
- Defence Strategy: During preliminary hearing establish inconsistencies in complainant’s version of events that undermined credibility
- Result: All charges dropped at conclusion of preliminary hearing.
R. v. A.P. (Toronto)
- Allegations: A.P. charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement.
- Defence Strategy: Establish inconsistencies in complainant’s version of events at preliminary hearing that undermined credibility and reliability.
- Result: All charges withdrawn by Crown.
R. v. A.S. (Toronto)
- Allegations: A.S. charged with sexual assault after meeting complainant at party.
- Defence Strategy: Cross-examine complainant to establish that what she had alleged was not credible. Point to differences between trial testimony and what was alleged in police statement. A.S denied any inappropriate conduct. Defence counsel submits A.S. is telling the truth and the complainant could not be believed.
- Result: Client found not guilty of all charges after trial.
R. v. D.S. (Toronto)
- Allegations: D.S. charged with sexual assault of customer at place of work.
- Defence Strategy: Secure withdrawal of charges before trial. Provide Crown with information confirming client is professional, family man, of good character. Show complainant had motive to make false allegation.
- Result: All charges withdrawn before trial.
R. v. D.W. (Milton)
- Allegations: D.W. charged with human trafficking.
- Defence Strategy: At preliminary hearing point to evidence that undermines complainant’s credibility and reliably.
- Result: All charges withdrawn by Crown prior to trial.
R. v. Z.E.: (Toronto)
- Allegations: Z.E. accused of sexual assault at party.
- Defence Strategy: Jury trial. Cross-examination of complainant at trial exposes inherent unreliability of her accusation. No need for client to testify.
- Result: Client found not guilty by jury of all charges.