Sexual abuse victims often encounter unique difficulties in seeking redemption for the crimes committed against them. They must act immediately to preserve critical evidence, recall painful experiences to support their claims, and withstand personal attacks as those accused seek to absolve themselves of liability. Each of these steps carries its own set of challenges that sometimes cause victims to give up on obtaining justice.
At John P. Contini & Associates, P.A. we guide sexual abuse victims through the difficult and uncomfortable process of attaining justice. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal attorneys represent sexual abuse victims in charges against individuals, employers, school districts, as well as religious organizations.
We have found that many sex crime victims are not familiar with the resources available to help them and the immediate steps to take to preserve their legal claims. Clients value our experience and counsel with the following matters:
Preserving evidence – Physical evidence of sexual abuse is the most important evidence to preserve and is also the most easily lost. It is important to report to a hospital immediately following a sexual assault.
Maintaining anonymity – Our lawyers understand the importance of anonymity in emotionally charged cases such as these.
Seeking treatment – Our attorneys understand how emotionally trying a sexual assault can be and the importance of ensuring psychological treatment for the victim. We help our clients identify treatment programs to ameliorate their psychological suffering so they might move on with their lives.
If you have been a victim of sexual abuse, do not let shame, embarrassment or the prospect of public ridicule prevent you from seeking justice. To learn more about your legal rights regarding sexual assault or abuse, or to schedule an appointment with a Ft. Lauderdale criminal attorney, please contact us as soon as possible.