The Criminal Code prohibits various sexual offences, such as sexual assault, Internet luring, and the possession or distribution of child pornography. Police agencies treat such cases very seriously, and often have specialized investigators dedicated to such matters. Depending on the allegation, there may be credibility and evidence issues at trial, as well as constitutional challenges to the manner in which police investigated.
The lawyers at Martland & Saulnier are well-versed with such cases, having defended many sexual-offence prosecutions. These and other types of offences are often particularly sensitive to our clients, who may want to ensure privacy. The lawyers at Martland & Saulnier will advise you on how to avoid publicity, and where possible we will ensure publication bans are in effect.