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Sexual Assault Lawyers

Sexual assault includes any sexual act carried out without consent. This includes rape, attempted rape, unwanted touching, and sexual harassment. Victims should contact our sexual assault lawyers right away. We provide the legal guidance and support to seek the compensation and the justice you deserve.

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Statistics reveal harsh truths about sexual assault in Canada. It is shocking to know that one in every 17 women go through rape in their lifetime. Among these victims, 62% end up with physical injuries, and a worrying 9% face severe beatings or disfigurement.

There are physical and emotional consequences of these experiences for survivors. We hold a successful track record of representing survivors to claim damages for medical expenses, lost income, and the emotional toll of these traumatic experiences. Our sexual assault lawyers will stand by your side, offer legal guidance, and advocate for your rights with compassion and expertise.

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Sexual Assault According to the Nature of the Acts Committed

There are different forms of sexual assault depending on the actions involved, and you must understand these differences in a legal context. Here is a breakdown of the various types of sexual assault based on the actions taken.
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact:  This form of sexual assault involves any form of touching, fondling, or groping of intimate body parts without consent. Even simple actions like unwanted kissing or touching can fall into this category.
  • Non-Consensual Digital or Object Penetration: Sexual assault can also involve non-consensual penetration of a person’s body, including rape. This is a severe form of sexual assault that involves acts such as forced intercourse, whether vaginal, anal, or oral.
  • Non-Consensual Exhibitionism: Some forms of sexual assault involve exposing one’s intimate body parts without consent. This can include flashing or indecent exposure in a public place.
  • Non-Consensual Voyeurism: This occurs when an individual secretly watches, records, or photographs another person in intimate situations without their consent.
  • Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Content: Sharing private pictures or videos of someone without their consent is wrong. This behavior is often referred to as “revenge porn” and is a form of sexual assault.
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However, legal definitions and consequences of these acts can vary by jurisdiction. Laws surrounding sexual assault are in place to protect individuals from non-consensual sexual acts, and the severity of charges and penalties often depends on the specific nature of the offense. Get in touch with our sexual assault lawyers for details.

When Will There Be a Lack of Consent for Sexual Activity?

Lack of consent for sexual activity is the determining factor for whether sexual activity should be considered a crime. Here is some information about consent, the age of consent for sexual activity, and other types of sexual offenses:

Lack of Consent for Sexual Activity:

In Canada, consent determines whether sexual activity was coercive or not. There are several factors that invalidate consent, including:
  • When the individual is intoxicated, unconscious, cognitively impaired or asleep and does not fully comprehend the situation.
  • When an abuse of power or trust between the parties involved exists.
  • Instances where the victim gives consent under duress, fear, or threats.
  • Instances where the victim is a minor, even if they have said yes. The rules about how old you must be can change depending on your jurisdiction.

Age of Consent for Sexual Activity in Canada

In Canada, the legal age to consent for sex is 16 years old. However, there are some specific rules to consider:
  • If the age gap is within five years, a 14 or 15-year-old can agree to someone up to five years older.
  • If you’re 12 or 13, you can consent to someone who’s less than two years older.
  • If the older person is in a position of authority over the younger one, both parties must be 18 or older.

Other Types of Sexual Offences

Canada has regulations to address various types of sexual misconduct, such as:
  • Sexual Assault – Any non-consensual sexual touching, fondling, or penetration, that covers a broad spectrum of non-consensual sexual acts.
  • Child Pornography – Creation, distribution, or possession of explicit images of minors is considered a sexual offense.
  • Voyeurism – Secretly watching or recording someone without their consent in situations where privacy is expected results in voyeurism charges.
  • Sexual Exploitation – Exploiting a person under 18 for sexual purposes results in criminal charges.

If you have questions about consent, the age of consent, or sexual offenses in Canada, it’s crucial to consult with experienced sexual assault lawyers who can provide guidance and legal advice per your situation.

Trust Our Sexual Assault Lawyers to Represent Your Case

Our team of sexual assault lawyers is here to guide and support you every step of the way. We understand that these situations can be distressing, and we strive to ease the legal process for you.

Here are some ways our sexual assault lawyers can help you:
  • Legal Expertise
  • Compassionate Support
  • Voice for Survivors
  • Assistance With Securing Compensation
  • Guidance On Legal Options

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Ensure a Successful Settlements With the Right Sexual Assault Lawyers

Experienced and dedicated legal support is necessary for successful settlement of sexual assault cases. Our sexual assault lawyers fight for survivors’ rights and proactively achieve fair settlements. We understand personal injury cases resulting from sexual assault, and offer legal expertise and assistance to secure compensation for survivors.

There is no need for survivors to face trials on their own. Our sexual assault lawyers are here to support you through the legal process with care, understanding, and a history of success. Trust Alam Law Firm to help you on your path to justice.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With Our Sexual Assault Lawyers Today

No matter what you went through, it’s really important to check out what you can do legally to get help and fairness. Start by discussing your specific situation in a free initial consultation with our sexual assault lawyers. We are here to help you reclaim your life, provide the support you need, and secure the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact us today by calling 416-625-2636 or filling out our online contact form.

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Muhammad M. Alam

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Muhammad M. Alam Founder & Managing Barrister Muhammad M. Alam is a Barrister-at-Law of Osgoode Hall in Toronto and he is the Founder and Managing Barrister of Alam Law Firm. Muhammad is passionate of ADR in litigations. He holds designation of a “Qualified Mediator” as well as a “Qualified Arbitrator” and a member of ADR Institute of Canada and ADR Institute of Ontario.

M. Aftab Alam

Managing Barrister
M. Aftab Alam holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University, a Bachelors in law , LL.B, and a Masters in law, LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Laurencia Fasoyiro

Senior Lawyer
Laurencia Fasoyiro is a Barrister and Solicitor with Alam Law Firm, PC. She has over 15 years of combined experience practicing law in Texas U.S.A and Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the law society of Upper Canada and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

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Sexual assault involves non-consensual sexual contact. Consult a Sexual Assault Lawyer to determine the validity of your claim based on the specific circumstances.
They provide legal guidance, support during legal proceedings, and help in pursuing justice against the perpetrator through civil or criminal actions.
You can pursue a criminal case against the perpetrator and also consider a civil lawsuit for compensation. A Sexual Assault Lawyer will guide you on the appropriate steps.
Crucial evidence may include medical records, witness statements, physical evidence, and any documentation that supports your claim of sexual assault.
The statute of limitations varies by jurisdiction. Consult with a lawyer promptly to ensure compliance with the applicable deadline.
Many lawyers offer free initial consultations and operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if you win your case.