Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse Lawyers Protecting The Rights Of Sex Crimes In Atlantic City, NJ

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Stewart Ryan, Esq. - Atlantic City, NJ Abuse Guardian

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Speak With An Experienced Atlantic City Sexual Assault Law Firm

We understand that speaking up and seeking justice after experiencing sexual abuse takes immense courage and strength. As experienced sexual assault lawyers in New Jersey, we are committed to representing survivors and helping them navigate the complex legal system in the pursuit of justice.

Our team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys provides comprehensive support, ensuring that your voice is heard and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Schedule your free consultation today.

"Our alliance has over 15 sexual abuse lawyers nationwide dedicated to helping survivors get justice" 
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Stewart Ryan, Esq.

Sexual Assault Lawyer

Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

What Is Considered Sexual Abuse?

Sexual abuse refers to any form of sexual activity that occurs without the explicit and voluntary consent of one or more individuals involved. Sexual abuse can take many forms and can involve individuals of any age, gender, or sexual orientation. Some examples of sexual abuse include:

  1. Non-consensual sexual contact: This can include any unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature, such as touching, groping, or kissing.

  2. Sexual assault: This involves any unwanted sexual activity, such as rape, attempted rape, molestation, or sexual coercion.

  3. Sexual exploitation: This can involve using someone for sexual purposes without their consent, such as through prostitution, trafficking, or pornography.

  4. Sexual harassment: This involves any unwanted sexual advances or behavior, such as unwelcome touching or comments of a sexual nature.

It's important to note that sexual abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual abuse, it's important to seek help and support from a trusted professional or organization.

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Types of NJ Sexual Abuse Cases Our Attorneys Handle

Our New Jersey sexual assault attorneys have extensive experience representing survivors of various types of abuse, including:

  • Child sexual abuse (abuse of a minor)
  • Rape and sexual assault
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace or educational institutions
  • Sexual exploitation, including human trafficking and prostitution
  • Online sexual exploitation and cyberbullying
  • Clergy and institutional sexual abuse or sexual acts

No matter the circumstances of your case, our attorneys are committed to pursuing justice on your behalf and holding the perpetrators and any responsible institutions accountable for their actions.

Understanding the Legal Process - Seeking Justice For Victims Of Sexual Assault

Navigating the legal system can be a daunting and overwhelming experience, especially for survivors of sexual abuse. Our Atlantic City sexual abuse attorneys are here to guide you through every step of the process, providing clarity and support along the way.

Some of the steps in the legal process for sexual abuse cases include:

Initial Consultation: During a confidential, no-obligation consultation, we will listen to your story, evaluate your case, and discuss the potential legal options available to you.

Investigation: We will thoroughly investigate your case, gathering evidence and working with experts to build a strong foundation for your claim.

Filing a Lawsuit: Once we have gathered the necessary evidence, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf, detailing the allegations against the perpetrator(s) and any responsible institutions.

Discovery: During the discovery phase, both sides exchange information and evidence related to the case. Our legal team will work diligently to obtain relevant documents, depose witnesses, and ensure your case is well-prepared for trial.

Negotiations and Settlement: Many sexual abuse cases are resolved through negotiations, leading to a settlement agreement. Our personal injury attorneys will skillfully negotiate on your behalf, striving to reach a fair and appropriate settlement that compensates you for the harm you have endured.

Trial: If a settlement cannot be reached, we will represent you in court, presenting a compelling case to the judge or jury and advocating for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Appeals: If necessary, our legal team is prepared to handle any appeals, ensuring that your rights and interests are protected throughout the entire legal process.

New Jersey Statute of Limitations for Sex Crime Cases

It is important to be aware of the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases in New Jersey. In general, adult survivors of sexual abuse have two years from the date they realize the abuse caused them harm to file a lawsuit.

However, New Jersey has enacted specific legislation for child sexual abuse survivors, allowing them to file a lawsuit until they reach the age of 55 or within seven years of realizing the abuse caused them harm, whichever is later. Our Atlantic City sexual abuse lawyers can help you determine if your case falls within the statute of limitations and advise you on the best course of action.

Local Sexual Abuse Resources In New Jersey

Our legal team wants to provide local resources of support for victims of sexual abuse and assault in Atlantic City, New Jersey. These resources can offer support, counseling, and other services to assist survivors in their healing journey.

  1. Atlantic County Women's Center (ACWC) ACWC provides support and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, and emergency shelter.
  2. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Although not exclusive to Atlantic City, RAINN operates a national sexual assault hotline that connects survivors to local resources and support services. They can help direct you to appropriate resources in the Atlantic City area.
  3. New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) NJCASA is a statewide organization that supports local rape crisis centers and provides resources and referrals for sexual abuse survivors in New Jersey.
  4. Child Assault Prevention (CAP) of New Jersey CAP offers education, training, and resources to help prevent child abuse, including sexual abuse, throughout New Jersey. They may have information on local resources in Atlantic City for child survivors and their families.
  5. Mental Health Association in Atlantic County (MHAA) MHAA provides mental health support services, including therapy and support groups, to individuals impacted by sexual abuse and other traumatic events.

It's important to consult with local organizations or professionals for the most up-to-date and accurate information on available resources for sexual abuse survivors in Atlantic City, NJ.

Contact Our Compassionate Sexual Abuse Lawyers in Atlantic City, NJ Today

If you or a loved one has been sexually abused, it is crucial to seek the support of a knowledgeable and empathetic legal team. Our New Jersey sexual abuse attorneys in Atlantic City are committed to providing you with the guidance, understanding, and representation you need to find justice and healing. Contact us today or fill out our online contact form to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation. Together, we can work towards a brighter future.

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