Victims of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Sexual Assault & Harassment Victims Attorneys - White Plains, New York
The year 2017 saw a newly found emphasis on the issue of sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Well-publicized reports from household names became a hot topic of daily discussion. If we didn’t realize previously how prevalent this issue was, we do now.
Types of Sexual Assault
Some types of sexual assault might rise to the level of criminal activity; if it does, the District Attorney and the police will handle the prosecution of the alleged perpetrator. In addition to the criminal aspect, the victim may well be able to seek compensation in the civil system, regardless of whether the perpetrator has been found guilty or not in a criminal trial, and regardless of whether criminal charges were even filed. A lawsuit in a civil court won’t involve jail, or other criminal penalties, but it does involve financial compensation.
We'll Help You Seek Justice
The White Plains Sexual Assault Attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman can help you seek justice. Suing a sexual predator for monetary damages has its own advantages over and above the possibility of financial compensation. In a criminal case, the defendant has a constitutional right to not testify at a trial. That right may not exist in a civil case, where a defendant can be required to testify, both at a trial, and at a pre-trial deposition, assuming that the criminal case has been resolved. Having an opportunity to face a perpetrator in Court where the perpetrator is required to testify can have a therapeutic effect upon a victim of that defendant’s conduct.
We Help Victims Get Their Lives Back
Our legal team is experienced in helping victims get their lives back. The White Plains victim’s attorneys have well over 100 years of experience in representing all types of victims, and our firm is dedicated to pursuing justice for sexual assault victims. Contact our attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York to learn more about how Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP can help you obtain the monetary compensation you deserve.