London Sexual Assault Lawyers

Being charged with sexual assault can be devastating. There is a powerful stigma associated with these accusations. We know what is at stake in your life, and work tirelessly to defend you.

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 Middlesex County
(Court location: London)

 Elgin County
(Court location: St. Thomas)

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(Court location: Woodstock)

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(Court location: Goderich)

 Lambton County
(Court location: Sarnia)

 Norfolk County
(Court location: Simcoe)


Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9

Sexual Assault in Canada

Sexual assault is one of the most politically charged areas of law in Canada.

There is a growing trend whereby special interest groups and social media activists use noteworthy cases in the media as an opportunity to comment on proceedings and the justice system; they advocate for change without an accurate and complete understanding of how the system functions or the constitutional rights involved.

Protecting the Rights of Innocent People

For decades the Criminal Code has contained specific and important protections for complainants testifying in sexual assault cases.

These provisions ensure myth-based thinking and irrelevant questioning do not have a place in the trial process. Nevertheless, public outrage is often directed at how complainants are mistreated in court, even where all the rules of evidence are respected.

This commentary is often misguided and based on an inaccurate understanding of how the justice system works and made by individuals who are not actually involved in the trial proceedings. The outrage is geared largely at defence lawyers protecting the rights of innocent people by challenging the truthfulness or reliability of complainants’ evidence.

When a complainant in a sexual assault case gives unreliable evidence or is caught telling an outright lie, it is easier to vilify the person who exposed the issue than to accept the alleged victim has not been truthful or forthright with police, prosecutors, and victims’ advocates.

London Sexaul Assault Lawyers Defend Against Sexual Assault Allegations

It is dangerous when the government makes changes to the law in response to innacurate public perception that make it more difficult for for you to defend yourself against sexual assault allegations.

The recent amendments to the Criminal Code have made the trial process longer and more complex, valuable procedural safeguards have been removed, and in certain cases penalties have been increased.

The consequences for sexual assault convictions are harsh. A prison sentence is usually imposed, along with a probation order and a requirement for you to provide a DNA sample for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police national data bank.

In all but the rarest cases you will be required to report to the authorities pursuant to the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIRA). The harm to your reputation cannot easily be measured and can last a lifetime.

Our London Sexual Assault Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Defend You

We understand what is at stake when you are charged with sexual assault, and we work tirelessly to defend you.

This involves an ongoing commitment to mastering the rules related to examining sexual assault complainants, and devoting time and effort to preparing and arguing complex applications. Sexual assault trials in particular can feel like an overwhelming uphill battle.

The government devotes significant resources to these prosecutions, and has changed the laws to make it harder to defend yourself. We are committed to our principles and to your rights in our pursuit of justice for you if you have been charged with sexual assault.

About Snow Lawyers Professional Corporation

We are trial lawyers. We work late nights and we bring complicated applications to challenge prosecutions.

When we are in trial, it consumes us—we are single-minded in our pursuit of success and protecting you against the immense power of the government.

We protect your privacy, your family, your freedom, and your livelihood. We protect you from prosecutions that can be driven by political objectives, not the pursuit of justice.

We protect you from dishonest police and civilian witnesses, and illegal police conduct.

How much will my case cost?

The cost of each case depends on the nature and complexity of the charges you are facing. The cost of your defence will also depend on if you have a trial or resolve the case in another manner, and the experience level of your lawyer.

Do you charge by the hour or offer flat rate fees?

At Snow Lawyers we charge a flat fee for each stage of your proceedings. This offers a high degree of certainty when you are planning to pay for your defence, and ensures there are no surprises. We also feel it is important you don’t worry your lawyer is going to charge you for every second when you need to communicate important information about your case.

Do you offer payment plans?

We understand that being charged with a criminal offence is an unexpected and unpleasant surprise. If you are not able to pay for your defence all at once, we will work with you to structure a payment plan that allows you to make payments over time.

What makes us different

Honesty & Professionalism

We defend you with integrity. This not only benefits you, but ensures we are taken seriously among prosecutors, juries, and courts.

Our cases are not about boosting our egos or self-promotion. We make sure to tell you the tough truth; even if it isn’t what you want to hear. We resolve cases discreetly, so you can work towards resuming a normal life.


Don’t mistake professionalism for being a pushover. The Canadian justice system is an adversarial one. We are not afraid to take hard or unpopular positions in order to defend what is just and right.


We deliver honest, straightforward legal advice. No matter the complexity of your situation, we are loyal to your rights and you, as a person. Each defence is tailored to your unique circumstances, and we advise you on how best to proceed.

Hard Work & Smart Work

There is rarely an easy solution to your problem; that’s why we are committed to putting in the time and resources necessary to accomplish the right/just result. We keep up on all developments in the law. By actively engaging in professional associations and conducting regular independent research, we know the newest and best ways to approach each case.

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135 Albert St.
London ON
N6A 1L9