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Sexual Assault FAQs

What are the legal definitions of sexual assault, and what evidence is required to prove a sexual assault case in court?

Sexual assault is a serious crime that involves non-consensual sexual contact or behavior. The legal definition of sexual assault can vary depending on the jurisdiction. It’s important to note that each case is unique and the evidence required to prove a sexual assault case can vary depending on the circumstances. It’s also important to remember that victims of sexual assault may experience trauma and may have difficulty recalling certain details.

Can I Sue After a Sexual Assault?

Yes, you may be able to sue after a sexual assault. In addition to criminal charges that may be brought by the state, survivors of sexual assault may have the option to pursue civil legal action against the perpetrator.

Is there a Statute of Limitation in a Sexual Assault Claim?

The statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit is small, so it’s important to act quickly if you are considering filing a lawsuit.

Why should I file a sexual assault claim?

The purpose of a civil lawsuit is to seek financial compensation for damages suffered as a result of the assault. The types of damages that can be recovered in a sexual assault lawsuit may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses.

Should I speak to a sexual assault attorney about my case?

If you are considering suing after a sexual assault, it’s important to consult with a qualified attorney who has experience with these types of cases. They can help you understand your legal options and navigate the legal process. There may also be other resources available to you, such as victim advocacy organizations or therapy services.

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