Sexual Assault Handbook
it’s not your fault.
you are not alone. you have options.
Sexual assault is a tragic, life-shattering experience with long-lasting consequences. As a victim, the first thing you should know is that you are in no way to blame for what happened. Nothing you said, wore, or did, justifies someone assaulting you.
SEXUAL ASSAULT HANDBOOK
Things you should know about sexual assault and the law.
In criminal cases, the police decide if your attacker will face criminal charges and the Crown Prosecutor decides if the case will go through the courts. Criminal cases can lead to a conviction and punishment such as jail time and a criminal record.
In civil cases, you start a lawsuit against the assailant, seeking financial compensation for the harm you suffered due, and to hold your attacker accountable for what happened.
The main difference between criminal and civil cases is the standard of proof. It’s more difficult to prove someone’s guilt in criminal court.
The law is specific and complex. You'll need a lawyer by your side.
Should I hire a civil litigation lawyer?
Helpforme lawyers listen to your story and interpret the events in legal terms. They will advise you on the validity of your claim and develop a strategic approach to help you get the best possible outcome.
Helpforme takes clients on a contingency basis, so you don’t pay legal fees unless your claim is successfully resolved.
what's covered in this handbook?
- CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
- CIVIL PROCEEDINGS
- HOW WE CAN HELP
what you need to know.
A legal team with experience can help you.
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