Internet Sex Crimes and other Offences
Internet Crimes generally include: child pornography, and these other offences:
- Making, Distributing and Possessing child pornography
- Luring a Child (by means of the Internet)
- Voyeurism (example, posting private sex videos and/or photos online)
- Criminal Harassment (via the Internet), including Cyber Bullying
- Unauthorized Access to Computer Devices and Passwords
- Other Internet Crimes
We have assisted many clients in obtaining successful results in resolving these charges, and we are also familiar with the ways police attempt to entrap persons using the Internet, for example, by posing as people wishing to purchase or share child pornography. The Charter of Rights provides many opportunities to challenge search warrants and other questionable police activities that may be open to judicial scrutiny.
Considering the potential severity of punishment for these offences involving a sexual allegation, and the ongoing consequences, which may well include a criminal record, and the requirement to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offenders Information Registration Act (SOIRA), it is important to contact Toronto’s Criminal Law Team. We have the experience, the ability, and the track record to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome, regardless of the charges you are facing.
In one recent case in which our client was charged with a very serious sexual assault, our diligent and persistent efforts in uncovering and exposing the previous false accusations made by the alleged victim in other similar circumstances, had a significant impact in the prosecution’s ultimate decision to withdraw the charge against our client.
In another recent case, we were able to prove, by a thorough review of the alleged victim’s and our client’s history of internet usage, that he did not sexually assault a woman whom he had been dating. Another client was acquitted of his charges when we were able to prove that he was on an internet gaming website at the time that the victim alleged she was assaulted.
Toronto’s Criminal Law Team have a combined experience of over 60+ years, specifically in the field of Criminal Law, and we have defended hundreds of clients charged with sex crimes and internet-related crimes. We have an estimated 85% success rate in getting charges dismissed, reduced or withdrawn completely. See what our other clients are saying about us. We can help you too!
I came to Stephen Hebscher with a somewhat irregular case. Both my spouse and I had been mutually charged with domestic assault, a legal situation that neither of us had wished upon each other. While my spouse's lawyer had been content to seek mutually binding peace bonds, Stephen was able to get in front of the case and negotiate a withdrawal of both of our charges- the best possible outcome on BOTH sides of the table – once we successfully completing the PARs program. I remain entirely pleased with Stephen's competency, professionalism and accessibility, and would not hesitate to recommend him as a criminal defence lawyer. L.A.
Mr. Hebscher: I would like to thank you for your excellent representation of me in relation to the domestic assault charges that you worked so hard to have withdrawn. You have made a critical difference in my future and I am very happy with the outcome. I also appreciate your hard work, and the extra time and effort you have put in to deal with all the other issues that came along. I thank you for being a phone call away (or email) even when you did not have to be. I will gladly recommend your services to any of my friends or family should they ever need it. I am very grateful for what you have done.
I am impressed especially after our meeting on Monday – I was resigned that something bad would befall me, so I am very blessed to have this outcome. I thank you for the hard work that you have put into this case, and the dedication on getting me this fantastic outcome! I am so glad that we retained you as my lawyer! You have done an outstanding job and allowed me to now rebuild my life. Thank you, Bruce Karten.
Dave B. (Ajax, Ontario)
We were referred to Stephen Hebscher when our child was in need of legal representation. He was charged with sexual assault. As parents, we were quite frightened for our child but Mr. Hebscher was the calm voice of reason. We are very grateful to Mr. Hebscher for the excellent results he got for our child, as the charges were dropped.
J.N. (Toronto, Ontario)
Mr. Hebscher is a very professional lawyer who takes pride in his work and because of this the end result was the judge ruling me not guilty and I got my innocence and life back. My family and I would like to thank you again Stephen Hebscher for doing a wonderful job and also being a very supportive man.
Chris T. (Scarborough, Ontario)
I am happy to report that Bruce’s superior negotiation strategy and ability to present facts effectively helped convince the Crown to reduce his position. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bruce for getting my charge withdrawn and keep my criminal record clean.
J.S (Toronto, Ontario)
I looked and found Barrister Stephen Hebscher I introduced myself and my case and after listening to all details he was able to ensure me that my case would go well. All charges against me have be thrown out and my life is back to normal.
Blair H. (North York)
Bruce ...The care and concern you showed us during our dealings certainly helped to reduce the stress we were under. I would recommend you without a second thought. Your winning record is a bonus as well. My husband and myself can't thank you enough for all you've done for our family.
Debi T. (Mississauga, Ontario)
Dear Mr. Hebscher...There are not enough words to express my appreciation for your...giving me your undivided attention at all times, work in my case with your heart and soul, that makes you "ONE OF A KIND" lawyer.
Ahmed A. (Brampton, Ontario)
Mr. Bruce Karten was able to help to extricate me from a very serious criminal case containing severe charges, including weapons –threat to use weapons, death threat, harassment,etc. He succeeded in winning my case. I was discharged; was able to keep my career, and no criminal record. This was a tremendous accomplishment, and I am very appreciative of that.
Nickolai V. (Toronto, Ontario)
Again, from the depth of our hearts we sincerely thank you very much for being my Counsel on this case. We now can say you are the BEST and we will surely recommend you to our friends and anybody here we know who needs the best Lawyer in Ontario. You have done an extremely good job and we are very happy with the outcome this morning.
Roman A. (Markham, Ontario)
Mr. Hebscher was the only lawyer who gave me hope and made me feel like I had a real fighting chance. I am extremely satisfied with the quick results that he delivered, and I am happy to say that he was able to convince the court to drop the charges against me and clear my name.
Tina M. (Toronto, Ontario)