Sexual Assault Attorneys for Women in California
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Fighting for Victims of Sexual Assault
Her Lawyer stands for victims of sexual assault and ensures full confidentiality. Additionally, female attorneys are available at your request. Sexual assault is any sexual activity that is forced. If you’ve been sexually assaulted, contact Her Lawyer to get a free consultation with one of our experienced Sexual Assault Attorneys in California.
What Is Her Lawyer?
Her Lawyer is a network of female and female-allied independent attorneys throughout the state of California. We connect women in need of legal help with attorneys that fit their needs and preferences. Our attorneys handle the following types of sexual assault cases throughout California:
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault is when an individual is forced into sexual behavior or conduct, and when one party does not consent. Sexual assault is forced, coerced, and can be caused by manipulation. Legal consent can only be given if an individual is 18 or over, the individual is able-minded, and the sexual behavior is not coerced, threatened, or forced.
What Does a Sexual Assault Attorney Do?
A sexual assault attorney can help you win your sexual assault case. An attorney will help guide you through the steps of your sexual assault lawsuit and advise you on whether they believe you have a winning case by examining the evidence you provide.
What Do I Need To Prove Sexual Assault In Criminal Court?
There is a high burden of proof for a criminal court claim, as the prosecutor must prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the defendant is found innocent, they cannot be tried for the same crime in a criminal court.
In a criminal court claim, you must provide receipts of:
- Medical Treatment in association with the assault
- Psychological Trauma as a result of the assault
- Loss of wages
- Loss of employment
- Emotional counseling as a result of the sexual assault
- Various damages associated with the sexual assault
What Do I Need To Prove Sexual Assault in Civil Court
In civil court, the prosecutor is in charge of the direction of the case. A sexual assault lawyer can help you decide which evidence to present and what damages are reasonable for your case. In civil court, a plaintiff must prove that it is more likely than not that the defendant committed the sexual assault against the plaintiff.
Examples of Sexual Assault
Examples of sexual assault include but are not limited to
- Sexual activity while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Any sexual activity without the consent of both parties
- Sexual activity with a minor
What Types of Compensation Can I Be Compensated For in a Civil Claim?
If you are a victim of sexual assault and choose to bring forth a civil claim, you may be compensated for both injury and loss. Types of compensation you can seek are:
- Medical Bills
- Funding for Abortion
- Costs of pregnancy, childbirth, or the adoption process
- Physical pain
- Emotional Distress
- Cost of Psychological Treatment
- Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are compensation for extreme intention sexual assault. A sexual assault attorney can help you determine which damages you may compensate for.
How Can a Sexual Assault Attorney from Her Lawyer Help Me?
A sexual assault attorney can help guide your case smoothly and make the best argument possible to help prove that you are a victim of sexual assault. An experienced lawyer will help calculate and receive damages against your potential abuser and compensate you for any emotional or psychological trauma caused by the assault.
FAQS about Sexual Assault in California
How do you handle a sexual assault claim?
When trying to handle a sexual assault claim, it is essential to keep evidence of the assault to help your case proceed. Contacting a sexual assault attorney can give you the best chance of winning your sexual assault claim.
Can kissing be sexual assault?
Kissing can be sexual assault when it is coerced or forced. Both parties need to consent to any sexual activity.
Sexual Assault – Attorney Principles
We Prioritize Your Rights
Her Lawyer’s main goal is to prioritize your rights. An experienced attorney will work to defend you in your sexual assault case.
We Partake in Effective Legal Strategies
Her Lawyer’s attorneys formulate specific plans to protect your rights and win your case. During this stressful time, a qualified attorney will effectively create an individualized course of action.
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