Sexual assault charge successfully challenged

An individual was summoned to appear in the Montreal Courthouse because of a complaint for sexual assault under Section 271 of the Criminal Code. He met with criminal lawyer Veronica Vallelonga to ask her to defend him. Mrs. Vallelonga represented this person during the appearance, pleaded not guilty and requested a copy of the evidence. Once she analysed the situation, she decided that the best strategy would be to question

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A client charged with sexual assault and sexual contact gets acquitted.

Lawyer Luc Simard was defending a client charged with sexual assault and sexual contact (Section 151 a) Criminal Code). A minimum sentence of imprisonment would have automatically been imposed on the defendant if he had been found guilty. The procedures in this case, which lasted approximately two years,included appearance before the Judge, the pro formas, the preliminary inquiry and then the trial. During the trial, two witnesses were heard for

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A client charged with sexual assault is freed of his charges

Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal defense lawyer, solved a case of sexual assault.The sexual assault charge was laid under Section 271 of the Criminal Code. Mr. Cormier, being aware that certain items of evidence were not available to the prosecuting lawyer, undertook negotiations with him. The charges laid against the client were dropped on condition that the client follow certain terms for a year. As a result of this agreement,

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Sexual assault

Cormier Simard law firm defend clients charged with sexual assault.Sexual assault may be described as sexual assault or contact to which the victim has not consented or for which he/she has not provided valid consent. Sexual assault is an offence that can involve a sentence of up to ten years of imprisonment according to Section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada, unless the plaintiff chooses summary prosecution. The Criminal

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False charges

Regarding criminal law, some people stubbornly believe that a lawyer who knows that the client is guilty will plead in court that the client has not done anything wrong. This has nothing to do with reality. Criminal lawyers have a plethora of ways to defend a client they know is guilty without lying to the Judge: they can invoke the flimsiness of the evidence of the Prosecution, request cancelling part

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Despite a conviction for sexual assault, he avoided going to prison

An individual had committed sexual assault but charges were only laid a few years later. After the police interrogated him, criminal charges were finally laid against him in Montreal under Section 271 of the Criminal Code. He hired lawyer Luc Simard to defend him.  With this type of charges, it is not possible to serve the sentence at home (house arrest). After several negotiations with the Prosecutor, our criminal lawyer managed

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Charged with sexual assault and threats, he was released on bail

A warrant was issued against a client charged with several serious offences: sexual contact (Section 151 of the Criminal Code), solicitation of sexual contact (Section 152 of the Criminal Code), sexual assault causing bodily injuries and threats of death or bodily injuries (Section 264(1)a)(2)a) of the Criminal Code). The actions subject to charges supposedly took place over a period of about 7 years. The Prosecutor asked the Judge to keep the defendant detained during

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A client charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm avoids going to prison

Charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm had been laid on a client of Mr. Luc Simard (Section 272 (1) c) and (2) b) Criminal Code). The client acknowledged the facts, but wished to avoid a prison sentence.Therefore, Mr Simard requested the drafting of a pre-sentencing report that would explain to the Judge what type of person the client was. Then Mr Simard negotiated with the Prosecutor. They reached an

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A client charged with sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching was acquitted.

Defence lawyer Luc Simardrepresented a client charged with sexual interference(Section 151 Criminal Code) and invitation to sexual touching (Section 152 Criminal Code). The Crown had announced its intention to ask for a long prison sentence in this case. The client denied having committed the actions for which he was charged. The trial lasted four days. The Prosecutor had four witnesses testify to prove this sexual assault. Mr Simard’s defence consisted

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A client is acquitted on charges of sexual assault and gross indecency

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard was charged with sexual assault, sexual assault with an accomplice and gross indecency. The charges concerned actions that would have been committed over a few years.Mr. Simard discussed the case with the Prosecutor. She and Mr. Simard had many discussions and extensive negotiations. The Crown Prosecutor finally withdrew all the charges laid against Mr. Simard’s client, who was therefore acquitted. The co-defendant pleaded

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A client is acquitted on charges of sexual assault and sexual touching

A client of criminal lawyer Luc Simard was charged with sexual assault (Section 271 (1) a) Criminal Code of Canada), of sexual interference with a child (Section 151 Criminal Code) and invitation to sexual touching (Section 152 Criminal Code). During the trial, the Prosecutor had his witnesses testify.Mr. Simard then cross-examined these witnesses in order to point out certain contradictions between their testimonies during the trial and the statements they

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Therapy and its impact on the sentence imposed on a sex offender

It may happen that a client charged with a sexual offence, such as sexual assault, sexual contact or possession of child pornography, acknowledges having committed the actions for which he is charged. A criminal lawyer can discuss with his client about the possibility of undergoing a therapy program, such as the one provided by the Centre de consultation sexologique intégrée. Participation in a therapy is a factor that the Court

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Recognizance to keep the peace for a sexual violation

Section 810.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada provides that a judge may pass an order imposing certain conditions on a person lest that person commits a sexual offence (for example, sexual assault or sexual contact) against a person of less than 16 years old.This procedure, which is related to a peace bond or recognizance to keep the peace, is used sometimes as a tool by a criminal defense lawyer

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