Sexual abuse refers to any type of illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another individual. A wide range of offenses fall into this classification, which is not constrained to physical contact alone. [...]
Yes. A case for sexual assault can be pursued in both criminal and civil court. In civil courts, there is no cause of action for “sexual assault”. Instead, the victim would file [...]
A criminal case for sexual assault is pursued by the District Attorney of the County in New York where the incident occurred. The burden of proof in criminal court is high. The [...]
In order for me to bring a lawsuit, is it required that the perpetrator be convicted in criminal court first?
No. Even if the defendant was not convicted at a criminal trial or there is no corresponding criminal case at all, the victim may still be able to pursue a civil case.
The person who committed the acts is not the only person who can be named in a civil lawsuit. The victim may also choose to name a third party, such as a [...]
Any damages in a civil lawsuit are monetary and meant to help compensate the victim for expenses as a direct result of his or her injuries. The injuries and damages taken into [...]
Claims in New York for intentional torts such as assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment, must be brought within 1 year of the act. These intentional torts are [...]
Sexual assault is characterized by intentional physical contact that a victim does not or cannot consent to through the use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority. Sexual harassment involves unwanted, [...]
What if someone shared inappropriate content of me online or is threatening to share such material? What are my rights?
“Revenge Porn”, also called “Unlawful Dissemination or Publication of an Intimate Image” is a crime in New York. If you are a victim of this type of conduct, you have several rights, [...]