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Jag Virk Criminal Lawyer Publishes Information on Aggravated Indecent Assault

Sexual assault is a much discussed topic lately. Jag Virk, an expert on sexual assault cases who has never lost a sexual assault trial, was interviewed on CBC radio to give his opinions.

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Toronto, ON -- February 19, 2016 (FPRC) -- Andrea Constand, a local Toronto woman, remains plastered all over the news, as she filed charges against the famous comedian Bill Cosby for aggravated indecent assault. The charges were filed just days prior to the statute of limitations running out, and Mr. Cosby, if convicted, faces up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine. In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender for a period of time in the event he is found guilty. Mr. Cosby has obtained legal representation to fight these charges, and anyone who finds they are in a similar situation should do the same.

"Sexual assault charges need to be taken seriously at all times, as they are often a matter of he said/she said. Proving one's innocence can be difficult, especially when there was consensual sexual activity. Individuals need to hire a Toronto Criminal Lawyer to ensure they are able to properly fight these charges and prove their innocence. We have a solid team ready to help in this situation, and the initial consultation is always free," Jag Virk, founder of Jag Virk Criminal Lawyers, advises.

In Canada, a criminal sexual summary offence comes with a punishment of up to 18 months of imprisonment and, when the complainant is under the age of sixteen, the court imposes a ninety-day minimum sentence. For criminal sexual indictable offences, the defendant may be imprisoned for a period of up to ten years, with a minimum one-year sentence being imposed in those cases where the complainant was under the age of sixteen when the crime took place. When a designated sexual offence, as outlined by the Criminal Code, is part of the charges, the defendant must also register with the National Sex Offender Registry for a period of time.

"Individuals need to understand the seriousness of these crimes and ensure they obtain legal advice. As there often isn't any forensic evidence to support the accuser's claim, law enforcement will typically try to get a confession out of the defendant. Individuals should never talk to anyone without obtaining this advice, as doing so could have disastrous consequences. Our Toronto Criminal Law Firm works to ensure your rights are protected at all times and will help you avoid the tricks and deceptive approaches law enforcement investigators often use," Virk continues.

One area of confusion for many is the age of consent, as it varies by offence and the age difference between the two parties. In most cases, 16 continues to be the age of consent, yet if the complainant is 14 or 15 and the accused is no older than 19 or 20, the complainant can consent in this situation. Be aware that days and months are included in the calculation when determining if there is less than a five year age difference between the two. An experienced attorney can be of assistance if there are any questions regarding sexual consent or any charge regarding a crime of a sexual nature.

"Individuals who have used this firm in the past have nothing but good things to say about the attorneys and their staff. Sharp, knowledgeable, smart and educated are all words that have been used to describe Jag Virk, and a number of clients have commented on his competitive rates. Criminal charges come with serious consequences, and everyone deserves superior legal representation. This is exactly what Jag Virk Criminal Lawyers provides," Virk promises.

About Jag Virk Criminal Lawyers:

Jag Virk Criminal Lawyers works hard to ensure clients get the successful results they deserve through the use of the best defence possible. Convenient office hours, knowledgeable lawyers, reasonable fees and affordable payment plans are only a few of the many reasons individuals in the Toronto area turn to this firm when they need help with a criminal matter. Offices in Brampton and Hamilton as well for people looking for a Brampton criminal lawyer, or a Hamilton Criminal Lawyer

Send an email to Jag Virk of Jag Virk Criminal Lawyers
1-888-JAG-VIRK

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