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Rape Attorneys

Rape is one of the most traumatic and horrific events that an individual can endure. Without warning, they are set upon and forced to engage in sexual acts without their consent. The experience leaves survivors struggling with multiple physical and emotional wounds that can haunt them for the rest of their lives. Our sex crime attorneys are here to help you and are ready to fight for you.

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Why Choose Manly, Stewart & Finaldi?

Our firm has received national coverage on multiple news stations and newspapers for the work that we have done. We are committed to ensuring out clients receive justice and this includes taking on large institutions.

What Is Considered Rape?

Rape is defined as “engaging in sexual intercourse with another person against their will or without the person’s consent.”

Intercourse can be considered rape if the act is accomplished by a variety of factors including force, threats of force, coercion, violence, or fraud, or when the person is too intoxicated to resist, is mentally or physically handicapped, or has been rendered unconscious.

If you are a rape survivor, immediately contact our rape attorneys to obtain seasoned legal support. We are passionate about obtaining justice for those who have been sexually assaulted and will work tirelessly on your behalf.

We will relentlessly pursue your case in order to give it the best chance possible for success. Talk to our praised and experienced lawyers at Manly, Stewart & Finaldi today, and we can help you with your case immediately.

What Is the First Step?

The first step you should take when considering a civil claim for your rape is contacting a rape attorney from Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. You do not need to do anything before calling us. We can take over your claim as-is, no matter what stage of the litigation process you are in.

Our sexual abuse lawyers will immediately go to work on your case, offering you advice such as how to report a rape to the police and where to receive prompt medical attention. We can help you feel safe, secure and heard during this terrible time.

If it has been weeks or months since the sex crime against you, try to collect some information about the rape before giving us a call. You will need to answer general questions about your case during your free initial consultation, such as whether you know the identity of the perpetrator, where the rape occurred, who else was there, what you remember and how long ago it happened.

If you went to a hospital directly after the rape for a forensic exam, we would also like to see your medical records if possible. If not, do not worry. We can review your case and give you sound legal counsel regardless of your situation.

What About My Privacy of Information?

At Manly, Stewart & Finaldi, we understand the importance of feeling comfortable and protected during this difficult and vulnerable time. We will make your privacy our top priority. We carefully protect each client’s identity by maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality.

We can make your case 100% confidential, even if it goes to trial, by petitioning the courts to allow you to use a pseudonym. We can also help you with private relocation and other services you may need after the conclusion of your case.

Who Could Be Held Responsible?

As a rape survivor, you have legal options in the civil courts. Holding someone responsible for the atrocious crime in a civil courtroom can lead to financial compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages. This could help you move on by paying for things such as psychological therapy, anti-depression medications and safe relocation.

A successful case could also hold the perpetrator or other parties accountable for what happened to you. File a civil claim against the appropriate party or parties with our assistance.

  • The rapist or sex offender
  • A company or employer
  • A school or university
  • A church or religious establishment
  • An organization such as the Boy Scouts of America
  • A property owner
  • A government entity

Establishments are more likely to be able to furnish a survivor with compensation than individual assailants. Furthermore, holding an institution accountable for rape, such as a school or church, could push for changes on a larger level. If your child suffered at the hands of any of these parties please reach out for a free consultation.

The courts may punish the institution for negligently allowing or enabling the rape to occur with fines or punitive damages. After losing a lawsuit, the institution may work harder to prevent similar crimes from occurring in the future. Coming forward with your story and case could save others from suffering the same fate.

Contact Our Sex Crime Lawyers Today

Rape survivors can suffer from nightmares for years after the attack, as well as having to fight anxiety, insomnia, depression and other serious conditions. They may also require ongoing medical attention to address any wounds suffered as a result of the attack. A civil lawsuit can be filed against the rapist to seek compensation for damages.

While we can’t take away the pain and fear that that attack caused, we can provide you with a sense of closure by helping seek justice in civil court. A claim for compensation for damages should be filed against all responsible parties.

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