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Vernon Sexual Assault Lawyers

Sexual assault is a serious and widespread problem throughout the province, the country, and around the world. In Vernon, the crime is no less pervasive. In fact, recent data shows an 85% year-over-year increase in cases of sexual assault reported to local authorities.

Sexual assault is a term used to describe any type of sexual activity that occurs without the explicit consent of the victim. It can encompass a wide range of behaviours, such as unwanted touching, fondling, verbal harrassment, sexual coercion, rape, and any kind of sexual activity that occurs without consent.

Consent is a crucial aspect of healthy, respectful sexual relationships. In order for any sexual activity to be considered consensual, all parties must freely and willingly agree to participate. This means that all parties must actively communicate their boundaries, desires, and limitations, and must have the ability to freely and enthusiastically give or withdraw their consent at any time. If one person does not give their consent, or if they are unable to give their consent due to being intoxicated, unconscious, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then any sexual activity is considered non-consensual and is considered sexual assault.

Just as anyone can be the victim of sexual assault, regardless of their gender, sexuality, age, or background, anyone can be the perpetrator of this crime. While many believe that sexual assault is most often committed by strangers, in fact, it is most often perpetrated by someone the victim knows, such as a family member, friend, or romantic partner.

Sexual assault is a crime, and it is never the victim’s fault. If you have survived sexual assault, you may be entitled to compensation.

Survivors of sexual assault often face long-lasting repercussions, emotionall, psychologically, and financially. By working with our Vernon sexual assault lawyers, survivors may be able to pursue a civil claim for damages. That means, our sexual assault lawyers serving Vernon may be able to file a lawsuit against the person who assaulted you (as well as any other liable parties) to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Sexual assault is a criminal offense that can be prosecuted by the government through the criminal justice system. The goal of the criminal justice system is to hold the assailant accountable for their actions and to protect the community from future harm. Those who are found guilty of committing sexual assault in Vernon could be subject to imprisonment, fines, and other penalties.

Filing a civil claim for sexual assault, on the other hand, is a separate process that involves seeking damages from the assailant in civil court. By filing a civil claim, our sexual assault lawyers serving Vernon may be able to help you recover compensation for damages you have suffered as a result of the sexual assault, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. A civil claim can be filed in addition to criminal charges, or it can be pursued independently.

If you have survived sexual assault, we encourage you to book a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE. Our Vernon sexual assault lawyers are here to provide you with a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting wherein you can receive personalized feedback on your case and your options. To learn more, contact us today.

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Surviving sexual assault can be a traumatizing, overwhelming, and confusing experience. It is normal for survivors to have many questions about the actions they might be able to take to reclaim control over their lives.

To learn how our sexual assault lawyers serving Vernon may be able to assist you, schedule your free initial consultation today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.

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