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Are You or a Loved one the Victim of Sexual Assault? Protecting Your Rights Through a Personalized Approach

Miami Sexual Assault Victim Defense Attorney

What Defines Sexual Assault in Florida?

Sexual assault is an act in which someone sexually touches another person without their consent. This act is intentional and may force a person to engage in a sexual act against their will. Sexual assault may take on many forms including rape, attempted rape, groping, and even domestic violence.

A significant number of sexual assaults and rape go unreported to law enforcement and school officials. Some victims often feel ashamed or afraid to come forward about the attacks. Others may have reported it but see that nothing is being done so they give up.

What To Do If You Are a Victim of Sexual Assault or Rape

  • Get to a safe location away from the perpetrator
  • Contact the police immediately
  • Preserve as much evidence as possible
    • Do not take a shower, wash your hands, or brush your teeth.
    • Try to write down all the details regarding your attacker or the incident
  • See a doctor
    • Have a medical professional examine your health and check for STDs
  • Reach out for help
    • Confide in a family member, a friend, a counselor, or anyone you trust. You can also join support groups for additional support.
  • Contact an attorney to seek compensation

Representing Victims of Sexual Assault

At Mitchell & West LLC, we understand how difficult it can for sexual assault victims to speak up about their experiences. We want you to know that we are on your side and we want to help you. Our sexual assault victim attorneys in Miami strongly believe in holding sexual offenders responsible, legally and financially. When you need a tough advocate on your side, turn to our legal team.

Who can you hold liable for your attack?

  • Perpetrator of the assault
  • Property owner for inadequate security that caused the attack
  • Supervisory personnel for failing to take action or discipline the offender
  • Government entity if the perpetrator was a police officer or public official

Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Men, women, the young, and the old. It can also happen anywhere: in school, hospitals, at work, universities, parking lots, and even in someone's own home. You don't have to be a victim anymore. We will stand up for you and seek justice on your behalf.

We're here for you. Call us at (305) 783-3301 to tell us your story.

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