Canada (Toronto) has been facing increasing number of sexual assaults since a decade. There are many kinds of sexual assaults that are being reported to the police. The ironical thing is that out of every 100 sexual assault/abuse incidents that are taking place, only around 6-10 are being reported to the government or the police. According to the recent statistics conducted by a Human Resource Management Institute; only 2% of “Date Rape” type of sexual assaults are reported. 11% of women of the total population succumb to some physical injury after undergoing the assault, and every 1 in 4 women gets raped at least once in their lifetime.
Amusingly, the Canadian criminal code also has a single charge for all kind of sexual connotations, abuses, assaults, and activities. If a person undergoes much damage; he/she should file the primary lawsuit first, and the other changes will be charged later on additionally, and this includes all kind of sexual phenomena like aggravated assault, touching, physical assault using an object, exploitation, harassment or abuse. Irony is that the domain of the sexual assault can include a multitude of things, for example, say kissing a person without any intimation before, unwarranted touching, touching a person in the public says a subway, hugging a person when met in a little perverse manner or even in an amorous manner, a date rape, rape by a stranger, rape by a non-stranger, personal damage to the victim in the assault. The code itself doesn’t contain any specific rape charge, and this is why you need the best sexual assault lawyer Toronto to seek justice.
Due to this people are not even trying to seek justice as one can always be alleged of crime and can also be charged with an aggravated sexual abuse for just having a normal consensual sex before marriage. Canada has seen cases that talk about sexually transmittable diseases (STDs like Herpes, Syphilis et.al) than the real rape cases where the partner fails to mention or doesn’t know that he/she has the disease before. As stupid as it sounds, the charge against this situation is much more drastic than the generic sexual assault. Most of the people who get arrested for the assault, therefore, started neglecting the consequences and ups and downs of the conviction just like the victim.
The lawyers usually seek long and extended incarceration periods. While your name will be on the registry of sexual offenders for years if you’re convicted, you will be prohibited from entering the United States of America, after that. With so many loopholes, there are chances that you might get a lawsuit filed against you for something you haven’t done and as a result, you will also end up having no job or place. Worse? It can also affect your parental rights including the visitation and the custody. Therefore, it is highly recommended to the Canadian people to approach an efficient sexual assault lawyer who can understand the situation rightly and can bring you the justice based on the facts of the case.