Being the victim of sexual assault can be a very traumatic and stressful experience. Sexual assault is any sexual activity that is nonconsensual, such as inappropriate touching, sexual intercourse, child molestation, rape or penetration. It could also include cases where the individual was asleep or too intoxicated to give consent. It you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, contact Eric J. Hertz, P.C. in Georgia, so that we can help you get control of your life.
Many sex crimes that are committed are crimes of aggression, anger and power. Males, females and children all have been victims of sexual assault, and sex offenders can be anyone.
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you should immediately attempt to get away from your attacker. Find a phone and call someone that you trust or call a crisis helpline. You should find a hospital, so they can perform an exam and treat you for injuries. The doctor will also want to test you for sexually transmitted diseases or possible pregnancy. The doctor will gather any evidence of sexual assault, such as hairs, clothing fibers, saliva or semen. The hospital will use a rape kit to gather any helpful information. All of this evidence will be extremely helpful when you contact our Georgia law firm.
It is common for some victims to feel a wide range of emotions, such as guilt. They might blame themselves and wonder how this happened. If you know someone who has been the victim of a sexual assault, you should listen and be supportive. Help them to understand that they are not to blame of the unfortunate incident. Make sure that they seek help and medical attention. The police also need to be notified.
After you contact our office, we will look at all of the evidence to help you prove your case. Sexual assault can be something that can have devastating consequences on your life. We can help you fight to prosecute the sex offenders to the fullest extent of the law.
Statistics show that almost 15 percent of women have been the victim of sexual assault during their lifetime. Many of those individuals are scared to report their crime. Our attorneys understand the range of emotions that you are feeling. We will be sympathetic to your situation and will take the necessary legal actions to hold the offender responsible for their actions.
Sexual assault is the most unreported crime in the country. However, you do not need to experience this horrible experience alone. We can help you get the justice that you deserve, so call Eric J. Hertz, P.C. at www.hertz-law.com for more information or a consultation.
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