Civil Sexual Assault and Injury Lawyer
Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law represents Sexual Assualt Victims for Civil Claims in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Hillsborough County, including: Brandon, Tampa, and Plant City; in Pinellas County, including Clearwater, St. Pete, Gulfport, Treasure Island, Largo, Oldsmar; and all of the surrounding Greater Central Florida and West Central Florida Areas.
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With the current #MeToo movement, we hear many stories of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, and other forms of sexual abuse. It is extremely difficult to differentiate what exactly falls under the umbrella of sexual wrongdoing. Who is a predator? Who got a little too “friendly” on a date? What constitutes verbal harassment or abuse?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted every 109 seconds. In America, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are victims of a rape or an attempted rape in their lifetime. Additionally, 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys suffer sexual assaults at the hands of an adult. With statistics as overwhelming as these, it’s highly likely that you or someone you know has been (or will be) the victim of a violent sex crime.
The U.S. Department of Justice also defines sexual assault as: any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling and attempted rape.
Florida, Florida Statute §794.011 addresses sex crimes.
A victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, and sexual abuse has the right to ask the State to pursue criminal charges against the perpetrator. However, there are times that the lack of evidence leads to the release of the perpetrator without punishment. Whether the perpetrator is convicted or not, the victim also has the right to sue the perpetrator in civil court. Furthermore, the victim has the right to sue any or all other parties whose negligence or failure to provide adequate security led to the sex crime against them.
If you have been the victim of a Sexual Assault, Dean Burnetti Law will fight to see justice prevail throughout the process of civil litigation.
When we represent you in a sexual assault case, we make sure your voice is heard and your story is told.
Call (863) 287-6388 (in Lakeland) or (813) 287-6388 (in Brandon) today to schedule a free confidential consultation with an attorney at Your Christian Law Firm, Dean Burnetti Law.
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