Sexual assault with a weapon is an extremely serious offence that can carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Because of the serious nature of this charge, it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced criminal defence lawyer as soon as you can. We understand the effects this can have on your life and will work hard to ensure that your rights are protected and that the best possible outcome for your case is achieved.
Sexual assault with a weapon is not taken lightly in Saskatchewan. If you sexually assault anyone with a weapon or an imitation weapon or cause bodily harm to the victim or a third party, you can be charged under s.272 of the Criminal Code. Sexual assault with a weapon is always treated as an indictable offence with a maximum sentence of 14 years if the victim is an adult. The maximum penalty increases to life imprisonment if the person is under 16.
The criminal defence lawyers at Andrews Benko & Associates are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals accused of sexual assault charges and will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We understand how difficult this process can be for you and your family, and we are committed to helping you through it. Contact us today.