Sexual Assault Lawyer in Scarborough
Sexual assault charges can destroy an accused person’s life and reputation even before the matter reaches court. A conviction for sexual assault has even more severe consequences and can result in placement on the sex offender registry, loss of employment, or deportation from Canada. Having defended countless clients charged with sexual assault over 20 years of criminal defence practice, Graham Zoppi is the lawyer you should call if you find yourself charged with sexual assault.
With a practice focus on sexual assault defence, Graham Zoppi has full command of cross-examining complainants and attacking the crown case at trial. With many sexual assault cases being decided on the basis of credibility or “he said she said”, it is critical that you have an experienced lawyer like Graham Zoppi who can expose lies or contradictions in witnesses testifying against you. There are three general approaches to defending sexual assault charges:
- That the alleged sexual activity never happened
- That the sexual activity happened but that it was consensual
- That the sexual activity took place but the accused had an honest but mistaken belief that it was consensual
Sexual assault lawyer Graham Zoppi has secured acquittals for clients using all three approaches and can find the legal strategy that will work best for your sexual assault case.
Graham Zoppi also makes good use of pretrial applications to ensure that all relevant evidence is put before a judge or jury to build a client’s best defence at trial. These pretrial applications can include requests for third party records (medical, counselling, diaries, etc) of the complainant, applications to adduce evidence of prior sexual history, or to adduce private records relating to the complainant in the possession of the accused. Don’t be caught in a situation where evidence that is relevant to your legal defence is barred from entering evidence because the proper applications were not made in advance.
Call Scarborough sexual assault lawyer Graham Zoppi for a consultation and learn how he can help you build your best defence in this difficult time.