Vancouver Sexual Assault Lawyer
Sexual assault charges involving a minor are serious and carry serious penalties not only to your freedom, but your reputation. Even being accused of this type of crime or being involved in this type of situation can have long-term devastating effects on your standing in the community and your relationship with family, friends, co-workers and others.
David Karp is a Vancouver sexual assault defence lawyer who handles many cases where age is an important component to the charges that have been filed against the accused. He understands what is at stake and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future. He handles all types of complicated sex crimes cases, including allegations of sexual abuse and other situations where age is an issue relevant to the charges.
Accused of Sexual Interference in Kelowna, Vancouver or the Surrounding Areas?
In many sexual assault and other sex crime cases, the minor may have stated that they are older than they actually are and the accused, therefore, has a mistaken belief about the age and whether the person could consent to the sexual activity. The popularity of meeting online now with apps, through forums and even games adds to the chance of miscommunication or misunderstandings about age. The Crown must prove:
- The accused knew how old the alleged victim was when the incident took place
- The touching or sexual act was contemplated
- That there was touching for an expressly sexual purpose
David handles many of these types of sex crimes cases and has experience exposing if the Crown cannot prove these elements. He also knows how to prove when police have not handled an investigation properly and if witnesses are actually reliable.
David understands the devastating impact that any type of sexual assault charge can have on you and your family. As part of his comprehensive representation, he offers counsel that can help you deal with the personal and emotional effects of your case.
His goal is always to minimize the consequences you face. Not only will he will work tirelessly to protect your freedom and criminal record, but he will do everything he can to protect your reputation, including working to prevent your name from being entered onto any sexual offender registries and databases.
Contact David L. Karp for Help Today
Contact David Karp for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation about any type of sexual assault case in British Columbia. David is experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive when it comes to defending his clients. He is also compassionate and non-judgmental when it comes to learning about your case and specific situation. This is really important to his clients and makes them feel at ease. If you are facing sexual assault charges and need a criminal defence lawyer, please call David today.
David handles cases throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and is willing to meet you at a location that is convenient to you.
Call 604-218-0840 or email David at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R. v. D.S.
Port Coquitlam (November 2020)
Sexual assault charge. Client went to alcohol counselling. David Karp presented favourable information about the client including the fact that he did not have a prior criminal record.
Crown to drop from indictable matter to summary matter which is unusual. Conditional sentence order. House arrest. No jail. Crown did a joint submission with David Karp for the conditional sentence order.
R. v. J.D.
Vancouver (November 2020)
Facing some serious aggravated sexual assault charges. Dropped to section 810 peace bond. No contact. No criminal record. No charges.