No crime carries a greater stigma than a sexual offence. The Criminal Code of Canada contains numerous different offences that are classified as sexual offences, including sexual assault (271), sexual interference (151), sexual exploitation (153) and invitation to sexual touching (152). As a result of recent Criminal Code amendments, most of these offences carry mandatory minimum punishments and are treated extremely harshly by the Courts. Below are briefs concerning some of these offences.
An overview of Paul Lewadowski's approach to defending people charged with sexual assault pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
An analysis of section 151 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which defines the offence of sexual interference. The section contains mandatory minimum punishments.
INVITATION TO TOUCHING
Section 152 of the Criminal Code of Canada deals with the offence of invitation to sexual touching.
An analysis of section 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada, sexual exploitation, including reference to the mandatory minimum punishments statutorily proscribed, as well as definition of young person.