Campus Crime Lawyer Philadelphia Pennsylvania
College and University campuses are potentially dangerous places. Statistics reveal that every 21hours there is another rape on an American college or university campus. In fact, 95% of all campus rapes occur under the influence of alcohol. Almost 65% of the completed campus rapes that take place on a college campus occur in the victim's dorm room or apartment. If victims of sexual assault on-campus do not report the sexual assault, they will have to face the perpetrator of the assault on a daily basis – in a math class and in a cafeteria. Not only may it lead to more assaults in the future, but it may also cause irreparable emotional harm to the victim.
The impact of sexual assault on the victim's physical and emotional health is devastating. Sexual assault sometimes causes students to be unable to carry a normal class load, and they miss classes more frequently. (This is often a result of social withdrawal or a way to avoid seeing the perpetrator.) Student victims regularly withdraw from courses altogether. In more traumatic incidents, victims leave the school until they recover, sometimes transferring to another college.
Reporting the assault to the college security and the police will ensure that the perpetrator of the assault is prevented from assaulting the victim again or other innocent people. A college or a university will hold a disciplinary proceeding during which both the victim and the perpetrator of the abuse will answer the questions presented by the board. Witnesses may be heard as well. After the college hearing, the university board will issue its final decision. In some cases, the perpetrator may be expelled from the university or college and may not be allowed to visit the campus or any university-organized events.
After criminal charges are filed and the abuser is punished thought the criminal court system or by being expelled from the university (depending on the severity of the assault), the next step for the victim of on-campus sexual assault is to file a civil lawsuit in court in order to recover financial compensation. In some cases of on-campus sexual assault, the college or the institution may be liable for the assault. If you or your loved one has been the victim of on-campus sexual assault or fraternity sexual assault, you need to contact an experienced college sexual assault victim attorney in Pennsylvania who will help you file a lawsuit against all the responsible parties.
The Lassen Law Firm employs experienced civil trial attorneys who have tremendous trial experience in sexual assault and abuse cases. Our Pennsylvania college date rape attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm have represented a broad spectrum of clients traumatized by sexual abuse including students who have been subject to date rape, young adult victims of sexual assault at fraternity parties and victims of stranger attacks on college campus. At the Lassen Law Firm, our lawyers are highly sensitive to the challenges facing clients who have experienced traumatic emotional injury as a result of sexual abuse or rape. We have an outstanding reputation for our ability to work compassionately with clients to help empower them and rebuild their lives. Please call the Lassen Law Firm to discuss your case.
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Authored by: Christian Lassen