The accused, Mr. Khill, a former army reservist, testified as to his belief that in the middle of the night his vehicle and/or house were being broken into and in using his military training, he acted in self-defence to protect himself and his wife.
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Mr. Ryon was convicted at trial of sexual assault by a judge alone and sentenced to 30 months’ imprisonment. Mr. Ryon appealed his conviction.
Mr. Deng Majak Achuil was convicted at trial of sexual assault by a judge alone. Mr. Achuil appealed his conviction on June 13, 2019 and the Alberta Court of Appeal rendered judgment on August 9, 2019 dismissing the appeal.
SMC was convicted at trial of sexual assault, sexual interference, and invitation to sexual touching. SMC appealed his conviction on January 15, 2020 and the Alberta Court of Appeal rendered judgment on January 21, 2020 dismissing the appeal.
If you've been charged or even simply accused of sexual assault in Calgary, make no mistake: you're potentially facing some serious consequences. Not only could you possibly spend months or years in jail, but your life with your family could be forever altered, your career could be set back or ended, and your reputation can be permanently damaged.
These pieces of advice are things you should keep in mind when you're facing any criminal charge in Calgary, an especially an assault charge. Putting them into practice can end up saving you years of needless hardship and even imprisonment.
Finding yourself facing a criminal charge in Calgary can be a scary thing. If you don't have the funds available for an experienced defence lawyer, it can be even scarier. Fortunately, many in Calgary who are facing a serious criminal charge but are unable to pay for their own defence lawyer can obtain a government-funded lawyer.
In Part 1 of this article, you learned that those in Calgary who have been charged with serious crimes yet are unable to fund their own defence have two opportunities to receive assistance in paying for a defence lawyer. The first of these is through Legal Aid Alberta.
If you've been charged with assault in Calgary, hopefully you realize how serious the charges against you are. A conviction could mean months or even years of your life in jail, not to mention the damage to your reputation and your future prospects.