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 contact

Offences involving sexual contact are defined in Sections 151 to 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Sexual contact means sexual acts and gestures performed on a minor.The offence of sexual contact makes it criminal to touch in any sexual way a person of less than 16 years of age (Section 151 Criminal Code), whereas the offence of inciting to sexual contact does not require that any actual contact take

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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 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 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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