If you have been the victim of sexually suggestive jokes or physical contact at work or you have been sexually harassed elsewhere, you may want to talk to a lawyer. Sexual assault lawyers may be able to pursue criminal and civil charges against the person who has hurt you. How do lawyers represent the rights of the people?
Lawyers Will Gather Evidence On Your Behalf
An attorney will work tirelessly gathering physical evidence, relevant medical records and witness statements to build a strong case for the victim. It is possible that collecting overwhelming proof of an individual’s guilt could result in a settlement before the case goes to trial. This means that the victim of a sexual assault wouldn’t need to testify in court for his or her attacker to spend time in jail or pay financial restitution.
Lawyers Can Provide Victims With Names of Counselors or Other Helpful Resources
The victim of sexual harassment may be embarrassed or ashamed to talk about what happened to him or her. He or she may believe that it is his or her own fault and that more could have been done to stop the abuse. It is even possible that the victim is being verbally abused or otherwise retaliated against by the attacker or by an employer. By providing a link to outside support resources, a lawyer may help the victim of sexual harassment gather the courage necessary to carry on with legal action.
Social Media Can Help Lawyers Be an Advocate for the Abused
Posting advertisements on video sharing services, posting blog content on social media sites or networking with community leaders through microblogging services can help an attorney build his or her brand. Instead of being seen as just another attorney looking for a client, he or she will be seen as an advocate for those who need a voice. It will help build the attorney’s credibility as a professional, which may help him or her be more successful winning cases in court. Over time, he or she will be the go-to person for those who want to win their case and win it as quickly and favorably as possible.
An attorney is more than a legal representative to a sexual abuse victim. He or she is the person who will get justice and hold the responsible party accountable for his or her actions. Although nothing can prevent what the victim has already experienced, a favorable result in court may bring a sense of closure for that person.