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Aggravated Sexual Assault Laws in Canada

Part VIII of the Criminal Code / Against the Person and Reputation

Aggravated Sexual Assault: Penalties and Characteristics

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Aggravated Sexual Assault - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


The voluntary agreement of the complainant to engage in the sexual activity in question.

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Indictable offence

Indictable offences are the most serious offences under the Criminal Code and they come with more serious punishments, up to a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

Aggravated Sexual Assault - Tagged With:
Code Citations: Section 273 (1)
Aggravated Sexual Assault - Referenced Links