Sexual assault and sexual abuse can be challenging for a victim to overcome, and it can take an extraordinary amount of courage to come forward and talk about it. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence, or sexual harassment in the workplace, you can seek legal advice from the experienced personal injury attorneys at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C, in Clinton.
If you feel able to speak about your experience, it’s advisable to act as quickly as possible to seek compensation or justice. You can choose to file a civil claim to seek compensation for medical costs or pain and suffering. In the case of a sex crime, you can also pursue a criminal charge where the allegations are brought against the accused by the state.
According to Michigan law, the degree of punishment depends on the type of sexual abuse and the perpetrator’s history, such as if they are a known sex offender. Rape is a type of sexual assault that is often associated with violence, but assault can also be classified as rape if the victim was unable to consent due to their mental state or age at the time of the crime.
Michigan criminal sexual conduct laws also expressly state the criminality of the act if the perpetrator is in a power position over the victim. An example of a position of power could include:
Other unwanted sexual acts in Michigan include first through fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and sodomy. Sexual abuse & Assault Injury Lawyers in Clinton with the knowledge and skills to support victims of sexual assault and sex abuse can walk you through the various potential charges in Michigan and help you decide what the best course of action is for your case.
Dealing with the aftermath of unwanted sexual contact or abuse is not something you should have to go through alone. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our law firm emphasizes the importance of a trusting attorney-client relationship. We strive to create a safe environment for our clients with the help of compassionate attorneys.
Eileen Kroll, senior partner and registered nurse attorney, can bring her medical knowledge to sexual abuse or personal injury cases for further insight. To schedule a free consultation today, contact our offices in Detroit or Flint at 866-MICH-LAW.
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