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May 28, 2019


Welcome to the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.! We understand the sensitive nature of sexual assault cases and are here to provide you with expert legal assistance. If you are wondering whether you can file a civil lawsuit for sexual assault even if there are no criminal charges, you have come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the legal options available to you and how we can support you throughout the process.

Understanding Civil Lawsuits for Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a serious crime that can have lasting physical, emotional, and psychological effects on the survivor. While criminal charges are typically filed by the state or government to hold the perpetrator accountable, survivors also have the option to file a civil lawsuit. A civil lawsuit allows the survivor to seek justice and compensation directly from the perpetrator in a court of law.

When Criminal Charges Are Not Filed

In some cases, criminal charges may not be filed due to a variety of reasons such as lack of evidence or limitations in the legal system. However, it is important to note that the absence of criminal charges does not mean you cannot pursue a civil lawsuit. The burden of proof in a civil case is lower than in a criminal case, making it possible to seek justice and reparations even if criminal charges were not brought forward.

Benefits of Filing a Civil Lawsuit

There are several benefits to filing a civil lawsuit for sexual assault:

  • Accountability: Filing a civil lawsuit allows you to hold the perpetrator accountable for their actions.
  • Compensation: You may be entitled to receive financial compensation for damages such as medical expenses, therapy costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
  • Prevention: By taking legal action, you contribute to preventing future assaults by bringing attention to the issue and holding perpetrators responsible.
  • Validation: Filing a civil lawsuit can provide a sense of validation and closure for the survivor.

Legal Process for Filing a Civil Lawsuit

Filing a civil lawsuit for sexual assault involves several steps:

  1. Consultation: The first step is to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced sexual assault attorney, such as those at the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. During this consultation, we will gather information about your case, assess its merits, and explain the legal process.
  2. Investigation: Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build a strong case on your behalf. We understand the importance of preserving evidence and will take immediate action to secure any available evidence.
  3. Preparation: We will work closely with you to prepare your case, including drafting legal documents, gathering expert testimonies, and developing a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your specific circumstances.
  4. Filing the Lawsuit: Once all necessary preparations are complete, we will file the civil lawsuit on your behalf and serve the necessary legal documents to the defendant.
  5. Negotiation and Settlement: In many cases, civil lawsuits are resolved through negotiation and settlement discussions. Our skilled negotiators will advocate for your best interests, aiming to secure a fair settlement.
  6. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, our experienced trial attorneys will represent you in court. We will present your case before a judge and jury, fighting aggressively for the justice and compensation you deserve.
  7. Post-Trial: After a verdict or settlement is reached, we will assist you with any necessary steps to enforce the judgment and ensure you receive the compensation awarded to you.

Why Choose the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.?

Choosing the right attorney to handle your civil lawsuit for sexual assault is crucial. Here's why you should consider the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr.:

  • Experience: With over 20 years of experience in handling complex legal cases, including sexual assault lawsuits, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the legal process.
  • Compassion: We approach every case with utmost compassion, understanding the sensitive nature of sexual assault cases and providing support and empathy to survivors.
  • Personalized Attention: At our law office, you are not just another case. We provide personalized attention, listening to your story, and tailoring our approach to meet your unique needs.
  • Track Record of Success: Our firm has a strong track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients. We have secured substantial settlements and verdicts in sexual assault cases.
  • Client Satisfaction: We prioritize the satisfaction and well-being of our clients. Your trust and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we will work tirelessly to ensure a positive experience throughout your legal journey.

Contact Us Today

If you are considering filing a civil lawsuit for sexual assault or have any questions about the legal process, contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. today. We are here to provide the expert guidance and support you need to seek justice and compensation. Schedule a confidential consultation with our experienced legal team and take the first step towards reclaiming your rights.