It is fair to say that no one wants to be involved in a criminal case. The criminal justice system is complex and confusing. If not navigated correctly, serious consequences could be the outcome. Because of this it is in the best interest of anyone who finds they are in this situation to work with a lawyer who understands those complexities and how to navigate them. This is true regardless of who is facing the criminal charge.
When it comes to criminal charges, no one is immune—even members of law enforcement. This is illustrated in the charges recently levelled against a Toronto police officer. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit recently charged him with sexual assault. The charges followed an investigation that was conducted by SIU.
The man is accused of using his police vehicle to drive a 27-year-old woman he picked up to her home. In the course of the drive the woman said she was sexually assaulted
. The officer accused of the crime has worked as a police officer for more than two decades.
In any sexual assault case the best defence will depend on the circumstances surrounding the alleged incident. Among other things, if the case goes to trial multiple witnesses and experts could be called to testify on behalf of the accused.
Regardless of the approach, it is vital that anyone who finds they are facing sexual assault charges
takes action to build a strong defense. Contacting a criminal defence lawyer is usually the best place to start.