Aggravated sexual assault is a devastating charge to face. The stigma attached to this crime is often enough to ruin a person's reputation. If you have been charged with aggravated sexual assault, it is important to seek counsel from a criminal defence lawyer immediately. We understand that this is a very stressful time for you, and we will do everything we can to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Aggravated sexual assault is taken very seriously in Saskatchewan, and you could face heavy penalties if convicted. Sexual assault is considered aggravated when it wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the complainant's life. Prosecutors may not have to prove that you intended to wound, maim or disfigure someone. If the injury could have been foreseen and you took actions aware of the consequences, you can be charged with aggravated sexual assault. Depending on circumstances, such as if weapons were involved and the victim's age, you could face life imprisonment.
If you've been charged with aggravated sexual assault, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates can help you. We've worked with many clients who have faced sexual assault charges, and we know what kind of problems they're up against. We understand how devastating it can be to face charges like this, and we are here to help you. Contact us today.